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Jamie Notter encourages us to become “anti-fragile.” Mashable shares five reasons college students should join professional organizations (like associations?). What is your association doing to reach out to the next generation? Remix culture: Adecco’s doing it wrong in a big, … Continue reading

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Big data, the quantified self, predictive apps, personal analytics and privacy (yes, they’re all related). The innovation matrix, and is post-Jobs Apple in trouble (also related)? What can we learn from successful educators to make us better staff people, better … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Cufaude urges us to choose to be happy. If you’re following his advice, there are some habits that will help you. I particularly like “assume people have good intentions.” CEOs think social is important, just not for them. Jamie … Continue reading

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“Linear thinking is useless in a non-linear world.” The world’s most awesome 12 word social media policy (h/t to the SocialFish) Is a network mindset (Beth Kanter) the solution to your Board succession woes? Is Facebook the right place for … Continue reading

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Focus groups: the next generation. Jamie Notter asks: should you fire 2/3 of your employees? “Done” is better than “perfect” (amen). Paywalls, member versus non-member access, and “information wants to be free!” at the MLA. 10 office technologies that are … 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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Generational difference: age or cohort? Or: are today’s elementary school aged kids really that much different than elementary school aged kids in the 1960s? You can’t just trade in your organization’s culture for a shiny new model, so you’d better … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with the singularity effect? It has a huge impact on people’s willingness to take action. I’m checking out Associations Unorthodox, Jeff De Cagna’s new e-book, and how awesome is it that it’s free? Pretty awesome, I think! … Continue reading

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The Perfect Tweet? Doing a readership survey? Check this white paper out first. Inclusion is not the goal. What color is a yield sign? And what does that have to do with leadership? Is your association stupid? You wrote a … Continue reading

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Want to lead effectively? Work on your assertiveness. Continuing on a theme, nine key leadership characteristics – how do you measure up? Jamie Notter has written a smart piece on race and politics. Want to earn trust? Jeffrey Cufaude urges … Continue reading

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