Category: Leadership

The Real Cost of Ignoring Professional Development

Providing your organization with professional development opportunities increases retention, creates buy-in and enthusiasm, and improves efficiency and innovation. But too often, it’s seen as an afterthought, an aspiration to accomplish down the road when an organization has more time or resources to dedicate. However, ignoring professional development can have very real consequences on your organization […]

How to Support Women in Leadership Roles

While workplace gender equality has made massive strides in the past few decades, there's still a long road ahead. Women working full-time are still paid less than their male counterparts, and only 5.5% of the U.S.'s 3,000 largest companies have women CEOs. In 2021, women composed only 10% of C-suite and 8% of executive board […]

How to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

There’s no surprise that remote work has become the norm for many associations in recent years. And while vaccines are widely available and social distancing and mask mandates are mostly lifted in the U.S., remote work is here to stay. For leaders, however, this introduces a new set of challenges. From understanding what your team […]

3 Leadership Lessons From Expert David Schutt

With roles including Chief Executive Officer of SAE Group, CEO & President of the Performance Review Institute and the Industry Technologies Consortia, Vice President-America on the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) Executive Board, and an appointment to Commissioner, U.S. National Commission for the United National Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by the U.S. […]

Does Your Association Need a Chief Digital Officer?

Since the popularity of digital transformation, innovation and culture shift has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic started, many organizations and associations have been looking for a more permanent way to prioritize these trends. Hiring a Chief Digital Officer seems to be the popular choice. In fact, “The 2021 Gartner Board of Directors survey found that […]

Everything You Need to Know About Mentorship

A mentor is someone who imparts knowledge, guides mentees professionally and advocates for opportunities. However, a lot more goes into it than just that. Knowing who your mentees are and what they need, establishing a program and ensuring wisdom exchange is done properly can all contribute to the success or failure of a mentorship program.  […]

5 Ways Associations Can Improve Workplace Culture in a Post-Pandemic World

You’re more than 18 months into a pandemic you thought would be resolved in two weeks. To say the pandemic has disrupted your work and turned your personal life upside down is an understatement. If you wish things could magically go back to “normal,” you’re in good company. But the truth is “normal” wasn't working […]

5 Key Strategies for Bringing Innovation to Life in Your Organization

As organizations plan for the next year, understanding the importance of strategy can go a long way. Not only does it help associations see their weak points, but it works to reframe their thinking, rebuild their structure and restart innovation.  In a recent interview with McKinsey & Company, digitalNow Day 2 Keynote Speaker Safi Bahcall […]

Combatting the Great Resignation: Why Investing in Employee Training is a Must

For the majority of us, the past 18 months have been life-changing. The COVID-19 pandemic has had — and will continue to have — many seemingly unrelated effects on our society. From supply shortages to restructured work and school environments, our society has had to pivot and innovate in ways that we never would have […]

8 Ways to Drive Innovation In Every Association

The structures and processes that have been put in place to help organizations run smoothly and execute repeatable operations are often challenged by new ideas and systems, which is why innovation naturally runs into conflict in existing organizations. But it is within an established organization that innovative ideas have the best chance to thrive. Startups […]

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