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Make a Leap on Behalf of Your Association

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I’m intrigued by the associations who are doing big things. It may be something internally to secure the health of the organization itself, something on […]

Gaining Momentum with a 90-Day Sprint

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Meetings. Deadlines. The day-to-day work of running your organization. All of these get in the way of doing new work on behalf of your association. […]

Video: “Freemium” As Strategy

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How are you using “free” as a strategy to increase your market penetration and convert non-members to members? Join me for this month’s interview with […]

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Video: Embracing Difficult Conversations

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Join me for my interview with Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Ed and I talked about the counter-intuitive strategy of running toward […]

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Video: Is Coaching or Career Development in Your Association’s Future?

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Join me for a conversation with Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development for the Indiana University Alumni Association to learn how the organization […]

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Video: Tackling “technology” as strategy

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Moira Edwards, CAE, president, Ellipsis Partners, does a great job explaining the three ways technology supports association work. She also covers how to create an […]

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The Bravest, Scariest Form of Leadership

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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 […]

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Representative Governance Isn’t Always the Best

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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 […]

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Strategic Planning Doesn’t Need to Take Weeks or Months

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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 […]

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Strategic Planning

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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 […]

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