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Happy Fabulous Five, Spark!

Today marks five years since I launched Spark Consulting. As I look back on the past five years, I have much to be grateful for. Leading that list is all the people who’ve contributed to the success of this Big … Continue reading

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Walking Your Talk on D+I

For those of us who are “on the bus” on the value of genuine diversity and inclusion, this is the crux of the matter: how do we effectively walk our talk on D+I?  We have to work from the inside … Continue reading

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2016: An Association Blogging and Podcasting Odyssey

I’ve been blogging about association management since 2008 – and I was far from the first one into the pool. I remember participating in my first bloggercon at ASAE in a sunny plaza in San Diego in 2008, shortly after I’d … Continue reading

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Recapping the Outside-In Engagement #Assnchat

Anna Caraveli (The Demand Networks) and I had the opportunity to guest moderate #assnchat on Tuesday, July 14, with discussion focused around the issues we raise in our new whitepaper, Leading Engagement from the Outside-In (download your free copy at … Continue reading

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Come Chat about Member Engagement

Are associations taking a backwards approach to member engagement? Associations have always been “about” engagement of course, and in the past several years, we’ve had a renewed focus on engaging our audiences. The thing is, most of us aren’t really … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

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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Friday Top 5

GREAT #assnchat discussion this Tuesday on the challenges and opportunities created by having four different generations all in the workplace at the same time. My top takeaways include: It’s important not to confuse generational cohort differences with life stage differences … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

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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Unsuck Your Meetings

WAY back on Tuesday, August 1, the weekly #assnchat topic was productivity and time management, a personal favorite. I didn’t exactly do a rigorously scientific poll, but the #1 answer to “biggest productivity killer” was: meetings. Planned meetings, unplanned meetings, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Innovating from the middle: not a mythical creature. Not only can you innovate if you’re not the CEO, if you want to be the CEO some day, you MUST learn this skill. Shelly Alcorn takes on trends for 2012 and … Continue reading

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