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What I’m Reading

Shelly Alcorn is hammering the “associations needs to position ourselves to fill the growing gap colleges and universities are leaving” topic again, and she’s not wrong. Is your association ready for the visual revolution? “Oh, he’s just lucky.” Maybe not. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Looking to hire a consultant? Here’s some good advice. Social media, IP, and the awesome that is Creative Commons. Re-doing your website? Here are some key design elements to keep in mind. Bursting your filter bubble. Everything you know about … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

John Haydon tells us how to write more (and better) blog posts. The State of Social Business from Altimeter Group (it’s on Slideshare, but it’s not really a presentation). Are you good at getting better but bad at getting different? … 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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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

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What I’m Reading

Jamie Notter on the problem with proof. What do you need to know to manage for innovation? Can you turn any LCD screen into a touch screen? Maybe, although it’s still not going to turn your TV into a giant … Continue reading

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#10in20

Have you checked out the Association 101 webinars yet? We’ve now held two: one on volunteer management (with Peggy Hoffman of Mariner Management) and one on branding (with Erin Fuller of the Alliance for Women in Media. Next up? 10 … Continue reading

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Association Forecast: Education to Employment

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in the weekly Association Forecast broadcast on the topic of Education to Employment. What is the Association Forecast?  It’s a weekly show, hosted by Shelly Alcorn, where a panel of three guests and … Continue reading

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Welcoming a New Chief Executive

If you’ve been paying attention to CEO Update, you’ve probably noticed that announcements of CEO retirements are increasing and, as a result, the listings of CEO openings are picking up. That means a lot of CEOs are going to be … Continue reading

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Why Are We Still Doing Annual Performance Reviews?

Ah the dread performance review. You know the drill. You fill out some far too lengthy form where you’re trying to be “balanced” (whether you’re evaluating yourself to meet with your boss or evaluating your staff so you can meet … Continue reading

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