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
Research on meeting productivity reveals that leaders are spending increasing amounts of time in meetings. Research also reveals that the majority of time devoted to meetings is viewed as unproductive. My own research into nonprofit board performance issues has found that when board members attend unproductive meetings, they feel their time is being wasted. And […]
When I was hired at Virginia’s state chamber, I knew it was going to a wonderful place. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is well-known as the voice of the Virginia business community. My new coworkers are dedicated, knowledgeable, and leaders within the space. But, what really makes my nonprofit association heart sing is their strategic […]
Revenue-driven or Member-focused? Do you need to convince members to renew each year? What is your approach? Your mindset? Do you have interactions throughout the year? Do they know what their membership delivers for them? When you do talk to them, how does that conversation go? If you are like most people who are responsible […]