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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: 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: Magnetism as Strategy

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Many associations suffer from inconsistency in their recruitment and retention efforts. That’s why mapping what’s going to happen, when it’s going to happen, and who’s […]

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Video: The Secondary Benefit of Strategic Planning

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What’s more important: the consensus that emerges as a result of strategic planning or the connections participants make with one another? Planning participants tell me it’s […]

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Video: Want to increase membership by 200%?

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62% of associations are experiencing flat or declining membership according to Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University and author of Knowing Y: Engage the Next […]

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Relevant Thoughts: Great Leaders

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“Great leaders think less about what they have to say and more about what they should ask.” — Mary Byers, CAE

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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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Relevant Thoughts: Consensus

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“Consensus doesn’t mean everyone necessarily agreed to a decision; but it should mean everyone can live with it.” — Mary Byers, CAE

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