Contact

Tag Archives: creativity

What I’m Reading

One of the biggest problems in “big data” is: what is it, exactly? Here’s one attempt to answer that. MIT responds publicly to the Aaron Swartz tragedy. Understanding confirmation bias (or, all ideas are not good ideas). Is bigger always … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, cool technology, fundraising, innovation, marketing, membership, social media, young professionals | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I’m Reading

Excited about open innovation (aka crowdsourcing)? Remember one thing: “creative people don’t follow the crowd,” so you need to think carefully about what you’re really trying to accomplish. Frustrated by the 90/10 rule? You need to spend more time thinking … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, cool technology, innovation, leadership, management | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I’m Reading

Joe Gerstandt urges us to take back language around diversity. Shelly Alcorn points out that GenX’s affinity for and approach to lifelong learning presents a major opportunity for associations. A more-than-slightly pro-Google take on the differences between G+, Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, community, diversity, generations, innovation, marketing, social media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I’m Reading

Associations Now wants to help you spring clean your membership practices around dues, invoices, benefits and data. Tips for giving and taking criticism (aimed at freelancers, but applicable to everyone). In case you were wondering, all is not sunshine and … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, community, conferences, innovation, leadership, management, marketing, membership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I’m Reading

Tips for start-up success. Also, wow. How is creating something new like climbing a mountain? We tend to focus on summiting the peak, but that’s not the hard part. Be happier at work. Some of these are trite, but I … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, curation, diversity, innovation, leadership | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What I’m Reading

Jeffrey Cufaude is doing a great series on cultivating engagement. You should definitely check it out! There are no best practices. Want to hire highly creative people? You have to break out of your narrow job description and hiring practices … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, leadership, membership, social media | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are You Creative?

If you ask a group of kindergarteners if they can sing, dance, draw, paint, act, etc., every single one of them will raise her hand. If you ask that same group if they can read or do math, you might … Continue reading

Posted in innovation | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

What I’m Reading

Five (not so?) simple leadership truths. Does doing precede knowing? Are you the peanut butter or the jelly? Everybody says they want a great organizational culture, but Jamie Notter asks: what are you actually doing to make it happen? Jeffrey … Continue reading

Posted in blog roundup, leadership, marketing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Done is the engine of more.”

I love a good infographic, and Shelly Alcorn tweeted a link to a great one on the creative process yesterday. All of the points are relevant for associations, I think, but the above one, which is listed last, seems to … Continue reading

Posted in innovation, membership | Tagged | 7 Comments

Cynthia Got Me Thinking….

As she is wont to do, Cynthia’s response to my post looking for “UNUSUAL source[s] of creativity, great ideas, awesomesauce, and general bad-assed-ness” got me thinking: Where do you find inspiration in your daily life? We all spend a lot … Continue reading

Posted in personal reflections | Tagged , , | 3 Comments