Two members of the House of Representatives are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to provide more information on what role “navigators” will play in helping consumers shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Several incredible careers came to an end in the last week in pop culture and in sports, and they can serve as examples for association leaders pondering their own exit strategy. Going out on a high note is something every professional dreams about doing: retiring a champion, walking off a winner. In the last week, [...]
For the first time in nearly two decades, the American Psychiatric Association has updated a key book used to classify and treat mental disorders, amidst controversy. But the association says the problem is not with the document itself but the impact it has on the broader medical community.
It can be time-consuming, but working to categorize your notes can ensure what’s in them turns into action. Also: What happens when budgets get involved in strategic planning? An association consultant's take on budget and decision-making.
Facing changes in the industry and advances in technology, the Association of Food Journalists recently unveiled a new set of ethics and guidelines for those in the culinary review business.
Great leadership doesn’t demand a great personality. Indeed, a smart, global-minded strategist may be more necessary than ever. My airplane reading during a brief vacation last week was a book about a highly controversial religious organization that largely grew thanks to the force of personality of its founder. This man—his name alone tends to attract [...]
Are your business emails falling on deaf ears? Fortunately, we have some ideas to help you get more email responses. Also: Don't let criticism hold you back. Instead, take the time to learn from it, and you'll grow as a leader.
Like Congress, medical groups struggle to agree on how to tackle the issue of gun violence. The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to frame the debate around public health rather than politics, while a group of doctors supporting gun rights has a different message.
According to a new study, public confidence in the corporate sector is down and what people really want to see are bolder, more ambitious leaders. How can your association help instill that can-do mindset into member companies?
After the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department acquired a number of its phone records, a number of newspaper associations, led by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, spoke out against the agency's actions.