CEO to CEO: Leadership Lessons From a Year of Crisis
Association CEOs are seasoned leaders who may sometimes feel like they’ve seen it all. But most will admit they haven’t, and last year was proof of that. With the COVID-19 pandemic entering its second year—and with the light at the end of the tunnel brightening—we asked CEOs to reflect on what the experience of leading through crisis has taught them. Here’s what they told us.
Companies that pivoted during the pandemic should not revert to old practices after this crisis ends, write PwC's Blair Sheppard and Kevin Burrowes. They offer seven elements for faster decision-making, including identifying critical issues and considering the larger context and unexpected impact of decisions.
The past year forced association executives into challenges and decisions they may not have been ready for, and the crises of 2020 will have long-term impacts. As 2021 dawns, the most important skills that CEOs can cultivate are the ones they’ll need to excel as change leaders.
Does your organization have one finance committee that carries out all of the duties associated with financial oversight? Or, do you have separate finance, audit, and investment committees? BoardSource recommends that organizations that conduct an independent audit have a separate audit committee or task force for added accountability.
Keep lazy employees from sinking morale by assigning work fairly and clearly, entrepreneur John Rampton writes. Rampton details seven other strategies, from rotating responsibilities to finding what motivates different team members.
10 Social Media Trends That Every Marketer Should Know in 2021
the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the various mitigation efforts, have underlined the critical role that the internet now plays in our everyday lives. And within that, they've also exacerbated our reliance on social media apps, which are increasingly serving a range of different purposes in our day-to-day routines.
Having a "work spouse" is a rewarding experience, even in the remote work world, and the longer the relationship the better. "Only that person working right alongside you in the business knows what next steps can really look like; knows the contacts who can help you get there; and can offer guidance from a truly insider perspective," writes Alesandra Dubin.
Convene asked event tech experts this question: What technologies and tech companies do you have your eye on to make a big splash in the business event tech space in 2021? Take a look at what they’re following.
Hybrid Is the Way Forward, But Double the Work and Expense
Frustration over hitches in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has tempered optimism for recovery, latest Dashboard survey results show, and struggles over revenues and the costs associated with hybrid events seem more pronounced in our January survey. Still, nearly half of planners and suppliers said they remain hopeful.