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Jan 20
Peggy Hoffman

Attitude.

I just finished a blog posting by Mike Myatt excogitating on how attitude reflects good person-bad attitudeleadership.  Talk about hitting the nail on the head.  We know intuitively that the right or wrong leadership can have a devastating impact on our associations. This is felt all the more at the chapter or component level. Yet putting our finger on the problem isn’t as obvious.

 

Blog
Jan 13
Peggy Hoffman

I opened my email this morning and the first email was from Lisa Junker, editor-in-chief at Associations Now. Short and sweet.

Blog
Jan 05
Peggy Hoffman
2010 was an exciting year for Mariner as we criss-crossed the country talking with association volunteers, leaders and staffs about the new models and new opportunities. I often referred to a favorite movie of mine "Back To The Future" because like that story, associations have an opportunity to reach into our past to prepare our future. Our roots date back to 1875 and what Alexis De Tocqueville noted then is even more true today: "In democratic countries the science of association is the mother of science; the progress of all the rest depends upon the progress it has made."
Blog
Jan 04
Peggy Hoffman

Leaving a sinking ship takes valor.

Spent time today with a wonderful seasoned volunteer who's taking a 2nd turn at the presidency. Yes, the chapter was sinking, but it's still taking on water. I learned three years ago, that allowing the ship to "sink" brought out volunteers who didn't step forward as long as I would handle "it". We in national positions need to give our long-term volunteers the right to "leave" and to acknowledge their valor. It's the only way to change the tide.

Blog
Jan 03
Peggy Hoffman

lightbulbsI started to write my own New Year’s post several times … you know the “resolutions list” or “advice on resolutions” or even the “big questions we need to ask ourselves” post. But frankly I’ve having too much fun (and truth be told creative sparks) from the ones I’m reading. So, here are the gems I found – hope you get a creative spark too!

Blog
Dec 28
Peggy Hoffman

thin ice signThere I sat in a volunteer committee meeting when the question came up “what’s the threat, why should I give to the ASAE Foundation?” “I understand the threat if I don’t give to American Red Cross or the Haiti Relief Fund or Katrina relief, but I don’t see the threat for this [ASAE] foundation.”

Blog
Dec 25
Peggy Hoffman

One more option for a holiday message (one caveat this focused on the Jesus but also celebrates how how our channels have changed if not the message!: The Digital Story of the Nativity

Blog
Dec 23
Peggy Hoffman

starI am one of this people who love to get holiday messages. I hang up all the cards I get. I play all the e-cards I get. From this year’s picks here a few stand-outs:

Blog
Dec 17
Peggy Hoffman

I lovgifte all the gift-giving ideas and especially those promising “frugal” and “cheap but classy.”  Here are a few perfect (okay not all cheap!) for your fav volunteer or anyone on your shopping list.

Blog
Dec 14
Peggy Hoffman

elephantIt happened twice in one week - there was a huge elephant in the room that all the volunteers worked around during their meeting.

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