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Tips for emerging association professionals from Shelly Alcorn and KiKi L’Italien. The real reason associations don’t innovate? According to Eric Lanke, it’s because we don’t really know our members very well. Free, easy tips to improve your staff members’ days. … Continue reading

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Trends for 2014, via Shelly Alcorn/CalSAE. Are we really becoming an economy of free agents? Maybe not. How to gain confidence (as a freelancer, but I really think it applies to everyone). Outstanding advice on writing from Kurt Vonnegut (who … Continue reading

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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

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An oldie but a goodie from Guy Kawasaki on innovation (h/t to the SocialFish for highlighting it). Top membership takeaways from #ASAE13 as identified by the always fab Joe Rominiecki. Running an end of year campaign? Farra Trompeter can help … Continue reading

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Making a mistake is not the same as failing. Which is more important: your org chart or your organization’s networks? Want to innovate? Ask a new question. Vendors are not the enemy. Start with the most important thing. Social media, … Continue reading

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You always have a choice. You might not always like the consequences, but you always have a choice. Innovation is not (or not always, anyway) about the visionary. More often, it’s about (say it with me) culture. FOCUS! Here’s how. … Continue reading

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Have too much to do? Answer: clarity. Social media – less is more? Deirdre Reid provides a great summary of the annual MGI membership survey report. Simple, but not easy, ways to be a better leader. A picture may be … Continue reading

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Heard of flipped learning? Jeffrey Cufaude goes one better with flipped volunteering. Acronym asks: is there something wrong with association professionals? Supervising people? Don’t be average – be awesome! Change IS NOT hard, but solving problems is. In associations, who’s … Continue reading

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Big list this week: Good advice for all of us: take it easy on yourself and others. Avoid these common networking mistakes. Tips to get more people sharing your blog posts. Jay Daughtry’s innovation lessons from football – love it! … Continue reading

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Meme Time: Changing the World in 2012

Maddie Grant has thrown down the gauntlet of the first meme challenge (that I’m aware of) of 2012: How am I going to change the world in 2012? The responses are already starting. I particularly like Jeffrey Cufaude‘s reframing of … Continue reading

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