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How to Build Heretics Into Association Governance  – November 23, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Ed Rigsbee, CAE
Associations often bristle at bringing in leaders with a disruptive mindset. But by understanding their reasons for wanting to disrupt, associations can find a way to effectively make use of them.

3 Lessons: Worldly Wise  – November 02, 2015 Article
For Teresa Cendrowska, vice president for Global Cooperation at ASTM International, slowing down and thinking broadly are essential for success. That means association executives need to step back and cultivate patience.

Ask the CEO: Hispanic American Construction Industry Association  – November 02, 2015 Article
Executive Director Jorge Perez has his eye on the future. His focus: gathering data to better understand HACIA members and broadening the group's advocacy work at the state and local level.

5 Tips for First-Time Association CEOs  – October 26, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Robert Hay Jr., CAE
Making your debut as a chief staff officer can be daunting, but networking and smart planning can help. Here, a first-time exec shares some lessons learned.

Books: Take Charge of Your Career Path  – October 19, 2015 Article
Author: Kristin Clarke , CAE
Three books look at how to prepare yourself for tomorrow's workplace, 10 ways to bring well-being into any organization, and how to measure the impact and ROI of leadership development.

How to Navigate the First 90 Days as CEO  – October 02, 2015 Article
Author: Kristin Clarke , CAE
Beth Brooks, CAE, author of The New CEO's Guide, says new CEOs must focus on three things in their first three months on the job: prioritizing goals for success, assessing staff knowledge, and understanding the organization's culture.

Boost Staff Engagement Through Culture, Structure, and Workspace Enhancements  – September 28, 2015 Members-Only Content
Author: Stephen P. Stahr, CAE
The capacity to serve one association's global membership has grown through efforts to engage and enable staff. Learn how the Million Dollar Round Table focused on cultural, structural, and physical improvements to raise staff engagement and performance.

CEO to CEO: Getting Down Into the Weeds  – September 28, 2015 Article
Association executives dish on what task they wish they could do that isn't a part of their everyday duties at the moment.

"We're All in Sales Now": Associations and the New Sales Economy  – September 21, 2015 **** Article
Author: Kristin Clarke
Associations often say that all staffers are responsible for great customer service, but what about sales? No? Too late—the revolution within the "new sales economy" is already hitting associations, says bestselling author Dan Pink. The question is, what will we do about it?

Books: Customized Strategy  – September 21, 2015 Article
Author: Kristin Clarke , CAE
Three books look at taking a tailored approach to business goals, how to go about crowdsourcing things both big and small, and a new model for knowledge sharing and skills development.