Courteous dialogue is one of the most powerful (and most underrated) leadership tools. Courageous dialogue even more so. Talking to, and with, “the enemy,” is […]
Representative governance isn’t always the best. It assumes that representatives really know (or take the time to find out) what constituents want. It also assumes […]
“Consensus doesn’t mean everyone necessarily agreed to a decision; but it should mean everyone can live with it.” — Mary Byers, CAE
There are many who believe that strategic planning has to be a long, drawn out process and that the more time and effort spent, the […]
The great thing about strategic planning is that there is no one right way to do it.
The complicated thing about strategic planning is that we […]
Breathtaking—that’s the only word I can think of to describe what the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) is doing for members.
I advise associations to focus on […]
Article reposted with permission, from Wes Trochlil, Effective Database Management, www.effectivedatabase.com/blog.
I started my career as a membership assistant at a trade association. We had 500 organizational members, […]
“Good strategy requires leaders who are willing and able to say no to a wide variety of actions and interests. Strategy is at least as […]
Where is society moving that you and your members need to move? It’s a powerful question and one that your leaders should be asking regularly. […]
How do you engage younger members—even though your governance favors (and rewards) longevity in volunteer leadership? That’s the dilemma Adrienne White-Faines faced as Executive Director […]