Sue Pine, CAE presented this session at the MASAE Mid-year meeting to instill in us the importance of thinking like a futurist, not so we can predict the future, but so we can start to focus on trends that are occurring now so we can talk with our volunteer leaders to help us PREPARE for the future. She explained that Trends knowledge is helpful but can only tell you what people are doing now—not what you may need to know to prepare for the future. The ASAE ForesightWorks research takes a longer view, identifying drivers of change that are or will be important to the future work of associations.
Sponsorship support is often the result of the relationships that are forged among leaders and participants within a specific industry or community.
Once upon a time, it was assumed that if you were smart and willing to work hard, you would be successful; everything would fall into place. Intelligence and book-smarts were acknowledged, honored, and nurtured, but people began to realize there’s more to it than just being the brightest person in the room.
A recent article in INC. Magazine provided insights from the Dalai Lama on three qualities that all great leaders must practice. With over 60 years of interacting with world leaders, corporate executives, and others, his Holiness certainly has some good advice that we can all put into practice.