The Leadership Skills Required of Association CEOs

The Leadership Skills Required of Association CEOs

different colored hats December 5, 2016 By: Stephanie Tomasso

Today's association CEOs must wear more than just an "advocate" hat. Major social, economic, and political changes have led successful association leaders to need the skills of a corporate executive as much as those of an ambassador.

Historically, association CEOs were heavily focused on cultivating political relationships and access. However, economic recession, increased government regulation, a heightened emphasis on transparency, and general political malaise have prompted a new leadership profile to emerge....