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ASSOCIATIONS NOW, January 2013

In the magazine this month ...
Features
  • Cover Story: Big or Small: What's the Right Size for an Association Board?
    By: Adapted by Joe Rominiecki Would a small board make your association more efficient? Would a big board be more representative of your membership? While it might seem like a minor facet of your governance structure, board size has a major influence on your operations. So, what's the right size? Here are two sides of the debate.
  • 8 Common Leadership Styles
    By: Rhea Blanken, FASAE If you're leading well, you won't have just one leadership style. You'll mix and match to engage your team and meet your goals. Look over these eight style types to see what you're doing right—and what you might be missing.
  • Does Social Media Belong in the Boardroom?
    By: Margaret Loftus Smartphones are everywhere—including association board meetings, where real-time tweets and Facebook posts will inevitably follow. Where do associations draw the line, and how? [Titled "Share Everything (Except When You Don't)" in print edition.]
Departments

Leadership
Brain Power
  • Books: Press Pause
    By: Kristin Clarke Why taking time to stop may direct leaders to their next innovative breakthrough.
  • Better Board Dynamics
    By: Kristin Clarke Governance expert Glenn Tecker on how an exercise in expectations leads to a better board. [Titled "Mental Models" in print edition.]
  • How Volunteering Benefits Your Career
    Advice from Daniel Martinage, CAE , founder and principal of Association Coach, LLC. [Titled "The Value of Volunteering" in print edition.]
ASAE@Work
Supplements
  • Site Selection With Board Oversight
    By: Karla Taylor If your board has final say on where you'll hold your next convention, these five steps can take the struggle out of site selection.

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