Tag Archives: Association Leadership

Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

I just finished Hans Finzel’s Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. This book is nearly 20 years old, but it includes some timeless advice for leaders, with a particularly good chapter on successful leadership transitions. The transition to a new senior … Continue reading

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Innovation for Association Executives

I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises. Innovation is a corporate buzz word, but it’s also a fundamental element in any successful and growing organization. This summer I discovered a book about innovation strategy … Continue reading

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Global Public Affairs

My reading material on a recent business trip included Building and Maintaining a Global Public Affairs Function, by the DC-based Foundation for Public Affairs. The Foundation for Public Affairs is the association for public affairs professionals that produces excellent publications. … Continue reading

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What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

We’re just back from a great family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We played golf and tennis, went swimming, hiking, wine tasting, and visited Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. I spent most of the week off the computer, … Continue reading

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Association Management and Board Reports: “Done is Better Than Perfect”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s recent book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead is in my stack to read.  My wife was inspired by it and quickly passed it on to a friend.  Doug Conant, former CEO of … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge Social Media for Associations

The magazine for association executives, Associations Now, has another great issue this month (Feb. 2013). The highlight is the article about the social media strategy at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The campaign is called “My Energy Truth” and … Continue reading

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The Best Books for Association Executives

It’s the time of year when booksellers tell us what books make good gifts for certain categories of readers.  It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives?  Somewhat surprisingly, I couldn’t find one.  … Continue reading

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