Transform Culture

Nov
07

Is your association ready for a culture change?

During SURGE Growth this fall, we sat down with business coach, author and speaker John Spence to talk about organizational culture. He taught us that every organization has a culture — from the quiet offices where no one talks to the boisterous workplaces with a happy hour every Friday.  But the one thing they all have […]

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Oct
14

Don’t let ‘perfect’ stand in the way of solving a problem

As great as it would be to take the time to really dig deep into the complexities surrounding a problem and all its possible solutions, watching our budgets and the pile-up of other issues is usually enough to force us to act quickly. Actually, it’s not really a matter of the money. In today’s business […]

By Rick Whelan, CDM | Transform Culture
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Oct
08

What worker co-ops can teach us about the engagement ecosystem

M. Night Shyamalan published a book on the American education system in 2013. Yep, that M. Night Shyamalan, director of such irrefutable classics as “The Sixth Sense,” and such irredeemable stinkers as “The Happening.” Titled “I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education […]

By Nick Marzano | Transform Culture
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Oct
07

Why you need to be intentional about culture

There’s a quick way John Spence can tell if an organization’s culture is effective: Are people smiling when they get to work? Are people actually happy to be there?  It may sound a little strange — after all, it can be incredibly easy to get caught up in the day to day: There are emails to […]

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Oct
03

Keeping it fresh in problem-solving

Association professionals don’t often have the luxury of time to ponder problems for too long. In a fast-paced world and with limited resources, there’s always something else that takes priority. Still, if we do have the opportunity or intentionally create the opportunity to spend more time defining a problem rather than making a snap decision […]

By Maddy Marchildon | Transform Culture
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Oct
01

10 habits you need to grow your organization

The world has changed quite a bit since John D. Rockefeller went into business.  The self-made co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, who was responsible for hundreds of millions of philanthropic donations before his death in 1937, never had to worry about a social media strategy, nor did he have to consider disruption from a […]

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Sep
30

Ready for a digital transformation? Focus on these 4 areas

It’s time for associations to think of a digital transformation as a business model transformation, which means business strategy, technology strategy and — most often — a cultural transformation. A well thought-out, long-term digital pathway can ensure the viability of our organizations, and help us reshape the customer value experience to meet customer needs and […]

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Sep
19

SURGE Growth registration now open

It’s no secret the association industry faces new challenges and market disruption as the world around it is made all the more complex by technological change and globalization. But did you know all of those challenges are actually opportunities? How the association industry reacts today will determine our future, and there’s only one way to tackle […]

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Sep
19

4 steps to identifying non-dues revenue opportunities

As someone who works in the digital communications business, I work on many different channels of communication every day. Determining the best ways to effectively communicate with members, drive engagement and grow non-dues revenue is a constant focus for associations.  When assisting associations in this process, we often take these four steps: Evaluate your current […]

By Laura Taylor | Transform Culture
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Sep
17

Ready to grow? 4 books to get you started

If you’ve ever picked up a copy of one of Verne Harnish’s books, you know the Entrepreneur’s Organization founder puts serious stock in habit development.  As the author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” and the later update “Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0,” Harnish knows the value of making a plan and sticking to […]

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