“Not too little, not too big, but just right.” We can thank Goldilocks’s innovative decision-making strategies for giving us this antiquated quote. However, unlike Goldilocks, it is not just the temperature of our porridge or the softness of our beds raising skepticism. Instead, organizations are beginning to question the number of members on their board. How many board members is the right amount? What size enables an organization to acquire desired results most effectively and efficiently?
It’s DRAFT DAY! Today is the day that football fans everywhere gather and tune-in to see where the fate of their team and its upcoming season lie. While it may seem far-fetched, associations can learn a lot from the NFL when it comes to “drafting” its own team. We’ve collected a few things to consider when developing your team, whether it be staff or volunteer, that will score you a definite touchdown.
What is leadership worth to your association? How are you defining leadership to your volunteers? I aim not to make this a political post, but understandably there are some parallels I am trying to draw. As we continue to see what a vacuum of leadership looks like in Washington, I cannot help but think that this is not the type of leadership we expect from those elected to lead our country.
By Joe Sapp & Gregg Talley
The importance of having a great work environment that supports development and goals is a good aspiration for any company. It can be challenging to create a culture where individuals are actively engaged and meeting goals. It has to be something every staff member embraces and the key is creating a work environment that inspires passion without asking for it. If we are truly living our core values then engagement/passion and motivation are a byproduct, but it still takes work! Naturally, we want our teams vested in TMG and our clients to succeed– so how do we provide each individual an opportunity to be their best self?