Author: Rhea Steele

Rhea uses her strategy, governance, and facilitation expertise to build high performance teams that anticipate business needs and deliver against organizational goals. An action-oriented leader, she ensures her team works across the organization to carry out mission-centric projects and stay on the lookout for opportunities to improve processes and policies. She uses her more than 13 years of experience in associations, non-profits, education, and museums to cultivate a dynamic, transparent, and inclusive culture. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s in Fine Arts and Anthropology and a master’s in Museum and Field Studies.

Jun
04

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ONBOARD A NEW LEADER IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

As we reflect on organizational culture, we recognize the importance of onboarding in supporting new employees to understand, engage, and reinforce our desired culture. The onboarding of new senior leaders is similarly critical since these individuals have a greater sphere of influence within the organization and can have a significant impact on culture (good or bad) […]

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Jan
21

Will You Take a Grassroots or Executive-led Approach To Culture Building?

Organizations becoming more intentional about how they create and sustain their culture; realizing now what a fundamental impact in has on employees’ ability to be successful. For the purpose of this article, I define culture as the traits of the organization played out in the behaviors of all employees. In my association career, I’ve approached […]

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Jul
03

Laying the Groundwork for Organizational Change

Language matters. It matters for many reasons; not least because when different perspectives and priorities collide, the way we communicate can set the stage for moving forward. Thinking carefully about language and communication when implementing a culture shift in your association can help establish and cement the tone of the change, and turn a potentially challenging […]

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Mar
20

Leaders of Tomorrow: What to Look for in a Prospective CEO

The association community is facing a crisis of leadership. Many powerful leaders in the space will retire in the next decade, and those roles must be filled by individuals fit to take on today’s changing environment. The CEO can make or break the association from the inside. They fundamentally impact and drive the organizational culture, whether […]

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