5 Tips for First-Time Association CEOs

5 Tips for First-Time Association CEOs

5 Tips for First-Time Association CEOs October 16, 2015 By: 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.

Congratulations! After years of work, planning, and networking, you've been hired for the first time as a chief staff officer at an association. But, after you've taken a between-jobs vacation, settled affairs with your previous employer, and ordered new business cards, the time comes to make the mental shift from being a staff member to being the staff member. While you may have your CAE or have worked with the best CEO/mentor, actually serving as the person at the top of the org chart is a whole new experience. ...