Excellence is never a given. Being identified as the best in anything from soccer to sales requires commitment and hard work. But for decades, associations easily held pride of place in their industries. Members saw us as a professional home, their most trusted source of advocacy and information. Yes, we had to win that loyalty.…

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Are your board meetings caught in a frustrating time loop? The faces change, but the concepts are entrenched. Nobody seems to notice that the same initiatives dressed in different costumes are masquerading as something new. Tradition can be a dynamic legacy. But an inheritance of stale ideas sandbags growth and keeps value at bay. In…

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What’s the first lesson of Leadership 101? Begin with yourself. Be the change. Walk the talk—right? It sounds simple. But it’s the assignment that’s easiest to fail. Because you might not know yourself as well as you think. And, without self-awareness, it’s impossible to be a role model for others. Does self-awareness mean you realize…

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Customize is the marketing mantra of the hour. I urge my clients to study data to understand how to deliver the individualized service their members want. And, data is important, but there’s a simpler path to engagement that sometimes gets neglected. What could be more personal than a good old-fashioned conversation? Our expanding digital options…

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You’ve probably had a conversation with the bot twins, ChatGPT and Bard. Actually, they are triplets because Microsoft has a bot named Bing, who receives less attention. (Check Bing out. I like the fact that the source documents are always provided.) Maybe you’ve already experimented using generative AI to create content such as outlines, agendas,…

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Even when you love your job, without the right support, it’s easy to experience symptoms of leadership fatigue like these. Save the Date  Register for .orgCommunity’s Solutions Day. Don’t wait. To refresh and reset, save November 2 on your calendar. Solutions Day is the perfect antidote to leadership fatigue. You can participate in person at…

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Is digital transformation dead? Well, for the majority of organizations, the transformation is over. They may not all have become butterflies, but most have acquired wings of some kind. Today, we are looking at evolution. At this point, any group missing the digital gene is probably extinct. The focus has gone beyond whether or not…

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“Anything you can do I can do better. I can do anything better than you!” So, who does AI best, ChatGPT or Bard? In case you’ve been living in a yurt in Mongolia, ChatGPT by Open AI launched in November 2022, is the Einstein of chatbots. That light-hearted description probably isn’t worthy of the significance…

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