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Leadership lessons from Ebenezer Scrooge?
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Other than "Bah, Humbug!" does Ebenezer Scrooge really have much to say to us? As Jacob Marley's ghost might have said in a slang version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, "You betcha." More

Balancing member motives
Associations Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Associations have long debated whether "what's in it for me" or "what's in it for us" is the best way to attract and keep members. Associations generally don't have the option of relying in full on philanthropic support — they simply don't have the same "public good" to appeal to that museums and charities do — but they can seek a mix of "what's in it for me" and "what's in it for us" support. The tricky part is striking the right balance and knowing which members hold which motives. More

4 errors when searching for your next phase
The Demand Perspective    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Association leaders on any level need to establish an alternative, demand-oriented framework for mapping the future; ask different questions and build a new basis for decision-making; one driven by members and markets rather than association's evaluation of ideas and options out of context. More

12 trends disrupting the market for lifelong learning
Tagoras    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We're living longer and longer. We live in the context of a global learning economy that requires us to constantly update, retool, rethink and relearn. At the same time, we don't march through our lifelong learning as if it is a narrow, straight-shot curriculum. We are touched by learning broadly throughout our daily lives — through any number of informal interactions with other people, through our own focused, self-directed efforts, and by the formal experiences that we associate with traditional education. With a new year right around the corner, it seems like a good time to reflect on some of the trends that have been gaining steam throughout the past year. More

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Transforming your community into a collaborative learning environment
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Content curation can serve as a valuable tool for associations that wish to make meaning of the sometimes excessive information, content and messaging they share with members. Simply put, content curation comprises three elements: Sorting through vast amounts of content; organizing it around a specific theme; presenting it in a meaningful way. This is valuable because we live in an era of content abundance. Content curation offers high value and content curation maximizes resources and builds community. More

The social solution to innovation challenges
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Business innovation depends on speed. Yet, many of the business innovations that flowed from the first generation of Internet adoption have had the perverse effect of slowing business down. There was a brief, shining, productive moment between the invention of the word processor and the advent of email, when we recovered all those hours we once spent with white-out and carbon copies, and had yet to lose those hours to email spam and mailing lists. Now, accelerated communications that came from desktop publishing have given way to arduous website overhauls; the mental freedom that came from mobile phones untethering us from our desks has turned into the mental drain of 24/7 accessibility and accountability. Social media may provide the antidote to the brain drain. More

Advocacy and your association: A lost cause?
XYZ University    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Associations expend a lot of time, energy and resources on advocacy efforts. There's no reason to keep taking punches if the fight is over — don't make the ref call it. If it isn't over, and if you want to stay in the fight, you'll need a new strategy. More

Incubators and co-working spaces ignite innovation
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If real-world success required nothing more than ideas, we'd all be rich. Of course, that's not how it works. Ideas need care and feeding. Innovation is less inspiration and more perspiration, as a famous inventor once said. For associations that want to get serious about fostering innovation within their industries, business incubators and co-working spaces can show them what is possible, given the right level of commitment. More


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