Associations Now - 2020

Winter 2020 Issue

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  • 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.