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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: 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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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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Audio: Innovation That Matters to Members

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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 […]

The Promise of Past Presidents

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Former leaders are some of your most informed—and passionate—members. They often have an extraordinary commitment level to the association and a deep understanding of the […]

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Video: Do you have a succession plan in place?

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It’s happening: thousands of Baby Boomers are retiring each day, creating a multitude of opportunities in senior leadership in associations all over the country. (Personally, […]

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Video: Developing a Generational Communication Strategy

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Learn how the American Association of Orthodontists is embracing the AND strategy. I talked with Chris Vranas, executive director, to learn how his organization is […]

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Video: Keep Your Organization Relevant with Research and Strategy

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I’m especially excited about this month’s interview since I’m a 25-year member of this organization. (Yes, I joined in kindergarten.) Stacy Tetschner, CAE, FASAE, is […]

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