Category: Organizational culture

How helping your team learn helps your organization grow

One of the biggest workplace trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic was a greater focus on workplace culture, specifically on the impact of leadership. Creating a space where leaders and team members alike feel comfortable and able to grow and gain new opportunities is the key to all of our recruitment and retention […]

Empowering diversity is more than just checking boxes

Your association or organization might have all the right policies in place. You comply with equal employment opportunity measures, you have multiple demographics represented in your staff, and you have discrimination policies that promote a fair work environment.  Theoretically, you’re checking all the right boxes to make your association membership and staff a diverse and […]

7 steps to actually accomplish a digital transformation

Organizations of ALL types – for-profit and tax-exempt – have been talking about digital transformation for many years, and yet association efforts, both to digitize and to go digital, continue to lag. In The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward, we posit that it’s all about culture.  A decade of research […]

How to restore — and maintain — work-life balance in a post-pandemic world

When the pandemic hit and lockdowns sent the majority of us to our home offices (or kitchen tables), how did that disrupt the lines between work and home life? Did you find it more difficult to log out at the end of the day? Did you continue checking your emails after-hours because it was ever-present […]

Why it's time to update your association's governance

The shift to an online work environment over the past year has provided an opportunity to not only improve associations’ governance, but to better prepare for the future. Michele Lui Lord, executive director of the Financial Management Association International; Sudip Parikh, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and Richard Yep, CEO […]

4 things association pros learned in the past year

As many of you may already know, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. The way we speak, think, conduct business, interact with others … everything. But through these changes, organizations and individuals worldwide have gained invaluable insight into what it really means to be purpose-driven organizations. By learning the hard way, these organizations have had […]

What it takes to update governance documents for a 172-year-old association

Even before Sudip Parikh sat at his desk for the first time as the newly minted CEO at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he knew what his first major project would be: Updating the 172-year-old association’s governing documents.  “I didn’t have to convince the board that this was worthwhile,” Parikh said. “They […]

How to ask to work from home in a post-COVID environment

When framing your ask, be sure to speak the language of business.

What is purpose-driven leadership?

As leaders, it is important to keep your core purpose close and only act in ways that will benefit and highlight your organization’s values. Learn from organizations like CVS and adopt your own purpose-driven strategies to lead your organizations into success.

Should this meeting be an email?

Should these meetings just be an email? If it’s one way communication, yes.

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