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Signs of healthy and unhealthy associations
Midcourse Corrections    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
All living systems, including associations, go through predictable life cycles: Birth; growth (formation, adolescence); maturity; decline; death. Healthy systems work to avoid decline and eventual death by using the wisdom and calm of maturity to plan a rebirth. It often seems counter-intuitive to plan the new even as the current shows signs of abundant life. Nevertheless, the failure to anticipate the future will guarantee greater frustration and conflict during decline. More



How to handle online criticism of your association
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Few association executives question the need to establish a social media presence. But when you're creating that Facebook page, tweeting, or blogging, keep in mind that online brand transparency comes with great responsibility — responsibility to listen to the members of your community when they engage with you and to respond appropriately. More

Don't rely on Facebook for your social media marketing
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Facebook is not the house; Twitter is not the house; your social profiles spread far and wide are not the house. Your hub; your blog; your website — that's the house. Build the house, fix the house, decorate the house and invite the party to the house, because it's the one thing you can own and control. It's an asset you can grow rather than space you simply rent. More

House closes current budget gap
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The Republican-dominated Texas House of Representatives patched up the $4 billion hole in the state's current budget with preliminary approval of two bills that would cut spending and tap the state's rainy day fund. More

4 reasons any action is better than none
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It's well known that busy people get the most done. Their secret is simple: They never stop moving. Of course, sitting still can be a good thing if it involves renewal, reflection and focused attention. But sitting still can be a bad thing if it involves procrastination, indecision and passivity. More



Social media and the law
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If you plan to use social media to promote your meetings, review your organization's risk management policies before you go online. Sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter provide meeting planners with powerful tools to connect with meeting attendees, hotels and other planners, offering an opportunity to communicate to a large audience almost instantaneously and with virtually no cost. While these sites can be effective marketing tools, their use is not without risk of legal consequences. More

More than one-quarter of managers said they weren't ready to lead when they began managing others
CareerBuilder    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Being a leader at an organization is a great step forward in workers' careers, but many admit the title comes with challenges. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than one-quarter (26 percent) of managers said they weren't ready to become a leader when they started managing others. More

Heritage and innovation: Finding the balance
Leadership Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In times of change there is the tendency to either stick doggedly to what has always worked in the past or to throw it all out and start new. Neither extreme is the answer. Heritage and innovation is a tension that needs to be managed thoughtfully. More

Supporting the rise of the informal leader
Management Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While it's unlikely that hierarchical leadership will disappear anytime soon from our long-standing organizational models, it seems we've entered an era characterized by the rise of the informal leader. The ever-shrinking middle layer of management has been replaced by a variety of different individuals fulfilling roles as project and product and team leaders. Their titles say "manager," but the real meaning is something like, "tons of responsibility and no authority." More

Scheduling meetings is not the same as planning them
Idea Architects    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Software packages and apps make it incredibly easy to schedule meetings on other people's calendars. But, scheduling a meeting is not the same as planning one. And therein lies the problem — people have come to equate the two. More
 
 

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