We Have Always Done It That Way: 101 Things about Associations We Must Change

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Lulu.com, Feb 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 184 pages
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"We have always done it that way" is no longer a viable leadership philosophy for associations. The long-term growth and success of these organizations depends on their ability to innovate, and this book explores a wide variety of issues and ideas that should be the basis for meaningful dialogue about how to make that happen. By challenging association leaders to change the way they think, lead and run their associations, the authors hope to spark a genuine renaissance of associations in the 21st century. The Five Independent Thinkers are Jeff De Cagna, David Gammel, Jamie Notter, Mickie Rops, and Amy Smith.

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Introduction We Have Always
Changing the Way We Think
When Will We Learn?
Letting Uniqueness Stifle Gr
Embrace Heterodoxy
One Login to Rule Them All
Crank Up Your Publishing Rel
Time to Stop Thumbing Our No
Learning ExperiencesNot Jus
We Cannot Be All Things to A
Content Is No Longer King
Stop Storing Social Security
Ignoring the Means

Why Innovation?
Devaluing Learning by Mandat
Trying to Please Everyone
Vision and Venture
Think Like an Entrepreneur F
We Need a Masters Degree
The Holy Grail of Great Ideas
Changing the Way We Lead
Strategy and Planning Are No
Outcomes Orientation for Eve
No More Excuses
Presidential Agendas Be Gone
Do Three Things
Financial Acumen
Avoiding Disruptions
The Absolute Necessity of Et
Do You Know What Your Member
Membership Should Be More th
Developing Strategy by Depar
Board Members and Recruiting
Boards We Cannot Afford
Fearing Rejection
Changing the Way We Manage
Get Them Outta Here
Staff Meetings
Can We Make It the 45 Rule
Incremental Improvements Rat
The Wild Goose Chase
Complaining About Silos
Disempowered Staff Leads to
Organizational Dashboard
What If There Were No Dues?
Discover Strengths by Asking
Performance Evaluations
Stop Rewarding Hard Work
The Unchapter
Underestimating Organization
Blogs as a Personal Manageme
Pitch the Outcomes Not the
Managing Change
Changing the Way We Execute
SixMonth Meeting Planning Lag
Reasons Not Good Enough to I
Four Questions About Profess
Be Original
Who Is Planning That Program?
Beyond Programming Education
No More Checkbook Members
Will Traditional Certificati
Org Sites Shouldnt Be Org
Radical Simplicity
Forget Your Navigation for a
Changing the Way We Work Tog
Fearing Conflict
Diversity as a Numbers Game
The Power of Transparency
Emotional Ignorance
Recruiting Gen X Women
Most Memos to All Shouldnt Be
Attitude Trumps All
CEO Gender Pay Equity
Focusing on the Problem Pe
Letting Problems Solve Us
Stop Complaining that the Bo
Panic Around Generational Di
Dysfunction Cannot Be Fixed
Expecting Something Differen
Fighting via Email
Changing the Way We Involve
Sometimes Research Is Not En
May I Have Your Attention Pl
Custom Memberships
Members Do Not Own the Assoc
Walking the Community Talk
Taking a Measure of Member Mood
Membership Benefits Like Sof
Avoiding Clarity About Who I
Social Media Are Like Manna
Going Social with Your Publi
RSS and Learning
Knowledgizing Associations
When A Member Wants to Give
Your Members Are Subject Mat
No More Committees
Its All About the Value
Free Shipping for Members In
Conclusion 102 and Counting
The AntiStatusQuo Leaders
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