Why I teach at IOM: It is an honor to work with chamber and association leaders across the country. They make such a difference in their communities and I am humbled that I get to be a small piece of their magnificent journey. Many of these leaders have become friends and mentors over the years. I’ve enjoyed the laughs, the opportunities, and the kick in the butt when I needed to be challenged. I have grown both personally and professionally from having an IOM network. I stated in my book, Bold New You, that “It is in the vulnerable space of a tribe that you trust that you will exponentially accelerate your awareness and growth.” That tribe for me has been my IOM family and I am grateful.
From IOM Blog
Volunteers accept positions on boards and committees. Without much thought, the lines blur between the roles of board, committee, and staff. Stay in Your Lane Roles in an association are distinct. Every effort complements another. When individuals disregard or disrespect their responsibilities, confusion occurs. Evidence of uncertainty is heard in, “Why is a board member […]
If your organization has long-standing and effective top senior management team members (CEO, Executive Director, COO, CFO, etc.) approaching the end of their tenure and you have a thoughtful transition plan in place – good for you. However, even the best plans might need adjustments, considering that recent circumstances have changed materially for most organizations. […]
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” is a phrase used to promote a positive attitude during adversity. The lemons represent the sourness or difficulties. Making lemonade is turning them into something positive or desirable. Many chamber and association executives are making lasting improvements during the pandemic adversity. A discussion among component executives of the […]