The CEO's Role in Board Selection By:Mark Athitakis What role should an association CEO play in board nominations and selection? Real-life practices vary, according to new ASAE Research Foundation data, but the best outcomes emerge when executives step gracefully through the process, providing input and guidance in just the right measure.
The CEO as Personality-in-Chief By:Tim Ebner
As the face of an organization, how a CEO presents to members, staff, and the public matters. Many association chief staff executives say they are most effective when they bring their full selves to the role, using open communication and connections to establish personal, authentic, and transparent relationships with the people they serve.
Is Bias Affecting How You Lead? By:Rasheeda Childress Everyone has biases, whether they’re aware of them or not. For leaders, unconscious bias can have a crippling effect on everything from staff diversity to member retention to innovation. For associations to thrive, leaders must tackle their own biases head on.
Cover Story: Is It Time to Take a Stand? By:Tim Ebner Whether you’re choosing when to speak on a core policy issue or a new one, careful planning, collaboration with leaders, and input from members are critical to good advocacy messaging. As public policy takes center stage in an election year, it’s a good time to reexamine how your organization decides when to take a stand.
Get Recession Ready By:Mark Athitakis Even before the coronavirus pandemic, economists were speculating on the timing of the next recession. Now, the economic picture has darkened substantially. It’s time to take a look at your core mission, dues structure, partnerships, and more to better weather any coming storm.
How to Retain Top Talent in Uncertain Times By:Allison Torres Burtka A changing workforce requires a new approach to employee retention if organizations want to keep their top talent in a business climate facing new uncertainties.