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Sep
30

The importance of shared definitions in conversations on race

As tensions continue to rise over police brutality and systemic racism, it’s important now more than ever to continue speaking about racism in the workplace. But with these discussions comes the need for understanding the issues at hand. Having what Dialogue on Race Louisiana President and CEO Maxine Crump calls “shared definitions” is the key […]

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Sep
30

3 values employees want to see reflected in their company’s culture

Recent studies show the most common value different generations want to see reflected in their company’s culture is purpose. Millennials aren’t just focused on just making ends meet; they want to know that they are making an impact on the world. Gen Z, although it has not been studied as much given that those in […]

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Sep
23

Here’s the No. 1 thing we learned from Arnie Malham

At AssociationSuccess.org, we are super interested in a few things: the importance of culture, thought-leadership that helps us grow and the ability to make mistakes. These just so happen to be the expertise of Arnie Malham, an international speaker, the award-winning founder and CEO of Better Book Club, and author of “Worth Doing Wrong: The […]

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Sep
22

The 5 qualities of a successful remote culture

With COVID-19 changing the working world for the foreseeable future, organizations around the world are adjusting to the flexibility working remotely brings. Not only does working remotely increase productivity, lower costs and improve employee retention, it also opens the opportunity for a wider pool of applicants. That’s why we asked Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Robert […]

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Sep
21

How to hire people who fit in

To maintain your company culture, you need to hire people who fit in.  If someone doesn’t agree with the culture or is resistant to certain practices, it’s going to be difficult to build an environment where everyone collaborates and works toward the same core purpose. MORE: Your association needs a well-defined core ideology to grow. […]

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Sep
21

Why every leader should know about psychological safety

While well meaning, an office that pushes positivity above all can actually create an increasingly negative work environment. This is because when a teammate, employee or mentee feels as though they cannot come to their leaders with questions, mistakes or frustrations, it often results in declined creativity and innovation. Psychological safety is “a sense of […]

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Sep
17

How to attract top talent

The quality of your organization’s culture depends on the people you hire. Poor cultural fits can lead to high turnover rates, low productivity and dissonance among your staff. But finding people who will fit in and help drive growth isn’t always as simple as posting the job on LinkedIn and hoping for the best.  Here […]

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Sep
17

3 tips for moderating tough conversations

With the increased use of social media platforms in our professional lives due to COVID-19, organizations are having to monitor online activity more than ever. Usually a simple job, moderating becomes difficult in times of high stress, political strife and other emotional instances.  In times like these, especially as voters in the United States near […]

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Sep
15

Why associations shouldn’t look for “good fit” when hiring

If you’ve ever had a hand in the hiring process at your organization, you’ve probably heard the phrase “good fit” many times. Will this candidate be a good fit in our organization?  Searching for a candidate who will fit in nicely with your existing culture is great if you are content with the current culture […]

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Sep
15

How to make your core purpose come alive — and inspire members and employees

Pop quiz: Can you recite your organization’s mission statement from memory? If you find yourself struggling to recall every word, you’re not alone. Many associations are weighed down by outdated, ineffective mission statements that are impossible to remember.  Without a clear sense of purpose, associations can begin to drift away from their goals. Employees might […]

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