• Cover Story: Mentorship Musts
    By: Edited by Samantha Whitehorne What are the elements of a successful mentoring relationship? Four pairs (including one that's been together for more than three decades) take a closer look, as the mentees turn the table on their mentors and ask them that very question and more.
  • Marshall Goldsmith Talks Mojo
    By: Kristin Clarke, CAE Some people just have it: confidence, happiness, energy. Executive coach and leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith calls it "mojo," and he has research-based advice on how you can find and keep yours.
  • Being Open is the New Way to Lead
    By: Charlene Li With social technologies that spread knowledge and collaboration with ease, today's new leaders are embracing a strategy of openness. But letting go of control doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds. Here are three open leadership methods you can adopt at your association, from the author of the new book Open Leadership.
  • Inside the CEO Job Hunt
    By: Nancy Green, CAE CEO interviews are a delicate dance, and even experienced execs can find it difficult to know if they're a perfect match for a particular association. One CEO went undercover to help you know what to look for the next time you speak with a search committee. Plus: A detailed list of positive indicators and warning signs to watch out for during interviews for a CEO position.
  • How to Pick the Right New-Media Communications Tools
    By: Karla Taylor Some new media surge in popularity and then quickly disappear. Others really are around for the long haul, or at least long enough to make a difference for your organization. The trick for association communicators is to know which is which.
  • Put People First to Implement Strategy Well
    By: Jocelyn Davis, Henry Frechette, and Edwin Boswell For organizations to succeed, they need to be faster and smarter than their competition. However, success won't happen with only the most streamlined processes and a ton of resources. What's required to implement strategy quickly and well is making your people the main component.
  • Strategy With a Sharp Focus
    By: Douglas R. Kelly In any organization, there's a tension between the need to be nimble and the need to be disciplined. The Society of Actuaries has developed a strategy management system to bridge that gap. They share their process with Associations Now, as well as advice on how associations of any size can take advantage of the ideas behind it.
  • Meet Smart on a College Campus
    By: Jeff Waddle Head back to college for your meeting, where updated venues with state-of-the-art technology and renowned instructors await your group. Choosing a campus to host a meeting in the Southeast can mean deep discounts, too.


  • How Introverts are Finding Their Way in Associations
    By: Vinay Kumar A professed introvert tells how the rise of online social networking tools is giving him and his fellow introverts a comfortable way to express themselves and connect with their communities.
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