Author: Michael Tatonetti

Director of Certification and Education at

Dr. Michael Tatonetti is a respected leader and mentor.  Dr. Michael speaks, writes, and creates content for a variety of outlets internationally and has been featured with Associations Now, Association Success, American Society of Association Executives, Georgia Society of Association Executives, Professional Pricing Society, and many other outlets.  He is the author of Do Meaningful Work, The Meaningful Organization, Conviction: Values-Based Leadership, and Full-Circle Mentorship.  He also blogs on leadership daily at  Dr. Michael is a Certified Association Executive, a Certified Pricing Professional, and earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from Liberty University and Doctor of Ministry in Nonprofit Leadership from West Coast Bible College and Seminary.


Need help with that? Consider full-circle mentoring

When we hear the word mentorship, we typically think of someone seasoned walking along someone who is less experienced and seeking to learn from their wisdom and mistakes, and that would be correct — as one aspect of mentorship. The reality is mentoring is all about relationships, and there are plenty of relationships we can […]


Why you should turn the office complainer into your champion

Admit it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all complained at work. If you read the latest and greatest in leadership books, they would tell you this is a sign of poor organizational culture, and while I do not disagree, where others see a problem, I see potential. Complaining is a gold mine. When I hear […]


Here’s a big idea: Innovation can be small

Let’s make a bet. I bet that if you pull any association’s job posting for a leadership opening, you will find the word “innovation” at least half the time, either as a requirement of the type of person or a descriptor of where the organization is going. I also would bet that if you walk […]


6 steps to more meaningful strategy meetings

Nothing excites me more than strategy meetings.   The idea of discussing “what if” and partnering it with realistic plans creates a beautiful intersection of driving stakeholder needs forward while remaining open to new ideas. When I joined the Professional Pricing Society, one problem that became apparent in my first year was that cross-departmental collaboration wasn’t […]