What people are saying in association social spaces: Including issues on entering the field, international markets, management styles and getting things done.
“For effective CEOs there is no substitute for getting out into the field to visit personally with members at their offices, labs, or factories. … As Lou Gerstner, now-retired IBM CEO, once remarked, ‘A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world go by.'”
—Kerry Stackpole, FASAE, CAE, president, Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic, on AssociationsNow.com
“Going international is too expensive and demanding an effort to be seen as a side business to augment domestic revenues. … If there is not a compelling member issue that demands global collaboration, don’t do it.” —Richard O’Sullivan, principal, Change Management Solutions, on ASAE’s Collaborate network
“I once worked at an organization where the VP stood by the front door at 8:30 a.m. We were to be at our desk, not walking in the door, not getting coffee, not hanging up a coat, but working at 8:30. The only thing we learned was how to sneak in the back door.” —Donna Dunn, CAE, CEO, Association of YMCA Professionals, on ASAE’s LinkedIn group
@AskBethZ: The only thing I crossed off my to-do list today is “eat lunch,” but I did it very, very well. #proud