Category Archives: Mentoring

Potential Tactics For Attracting Older Millennials to Your Association

I was reading an article in the MultiView Association Adviser and thought it was very good and worth repeating …… While there are varying opinions on the age group of a young millennials vs older millennials however this makes the … Continue reading

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Creating Better Solutions Through Conflicting Ideas

Boards are episodic decision-making groups, as opposed to groups that need to construct effective decisions together daily, so their tasks are usually cognitive—setting processes, considering facts, and predicting outcomes. It’s important to remember during the decision-making process that cognitive conflict, … Continue reading

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How To Handle Risks at Risky Moments

HOW TO HANDLE RISK AT RISKY MOMENTS BY MARK ATHITAKIS / MAY 23, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) News of economic weakness shouldn’t unsettle associations—it should prompt them to think more about what’s worth investing in to weather the storm. When economic times are … Continue reading

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Tiered Benefits: A Better Solution For Trade Associations?

TIERED BENEFITS: A BETTER SOLUTION FOR TRADE ASSOCIATIONS? BY JOE ROMINIECKI / APR 6, 2016(iStock/Thinkstock) A multilevel membership structure that varies by benefits chosen, not by company size, could eliminate the headache of verifying member revenue or staff numbers. One … Continue reading

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New Interactive Benchmarks Help Members Deliver

FOODSERVICE GROUP’S NEW INTERACTIVE BENCHMARKS HELP MEMBERS DELIVER BY ROB STOTT / SEP 2, 2015(iStock/Thinkstock) In a quest to continually offer members value that they can’t find on the open internet, the International Foodservice Distributors Association launched a new suite of … Continue reading

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An Informal Succession Planning Checklist for Chief Staff Officer………………

In a perfect world every association or other every Chief Staff Officer would have a documented, formal succession plan. (Not to be confused with the Board’s succession planning document.) If you have this done congratulations! The reality is that up … Continue reading

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Removing A Member

Removing a member or even the though of removing a member can be an unpleasant experience. Seldom is it done effectively. We often waist allot of time just ‘thinking about it’ and hoping the individual just quits. As we do … Continue reading

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A BOARD-CEO COMMUNICATION GAP ?

A lot of nonprofit leaders are thinking about heading out the door, according to a recent survey by the consultancy Vista Global: 41 percent said they planned to leave their job in the next two years. Todays blog post is … Continue reading

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HOW TO GET A BOARD’S TRUST EARLY

HOW TO GET A BOARD’S TRUST EARLY BY MARK ATHITAKIS / SEP 29, 2014 T he early months of a CEO’s tenure can be tense. One association leadership expert discusses how to go from being the newbie to the leader … Continue reading

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Guests At Your Board Meetings?

There are times when your organizations members ask to attend your board meetings. Other times you may want to invite guests to make a brief presentation. Either way a guest policy is required or an appropriate signal to them that … Continue reading

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