Cover Story:Foresight First By:Jeff De Cagna, FASAE For associations to survive and thrive in a time of constant change, their leaders need to develop a clear-eyed and disciplined focus on the future. The duty of foresight is a responsibility that boards must embrace now.
Writing a New Chapter By:Joe Rominiecki For an Association with a troubled chapter system, the path to resurgence is no walk in the park. It begins with a board of directors both bold in vision and open to all possible solutions. With so many members and volunteers holding a stake,it may be one of the toughest leadership challenges a board can take on. Here's how three associations have done it.
Step by Step By:Mark Athitakis When it comes to climbing the leadership ladder, successful volunteers keep an eye on the next rung, while helping those behind them.
Debate Done Right By:Kristin Clarke, CAE Most people cringe at the word debate, envisioning the personal, divisive attacks of presidential candidates posturing on a public stage. But formal debate can be highly effective for busy leaders faced with complex decisions and ideas, so perhaps it's time to consider a good argument.
Note From the Chair
From Where I Sit By: Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE Like any important asset, governance needs to be actively managed, measured, and evaluated. ASAE's 2015-2016 board chair describes how active management of governance sets associations up for success at all levels.
A New Role For Boards By:Kristin Clarke, CAE
Andy Boynton said that if volunteer leaders and CEOs want to identify new association opportunities, they must become interested, diverse, exercised, and agile "idea hunters."
How to Create Your Personal Board of Directors Career advice from Carol Vernon, certified executive coach, principal of Communication Matters, on how to select who should serve on your personal board of directors to help you in your career.
Motivation Association board chairs discuss what inspired them to be a volunteer leader and how the job keeps them up at night.
Books By: Kristin Clarke, CAE
Three books make the case for doing the opposite of what you've been told, dealing best with impossible people, and breaking free from conventional cultures and constraints.
How I Got Here The newly elected chair of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans is eager to make the healthcare system better, simpler, and more cost effective.