Getting it all done in a 24/7 world leaves little room for getting better at what you do – but you must. Discovery and Alignment are no less important for CEOs than they are for the organizations they lead.
The role of any CEO comprises a complexity of parts and pieces, the ‘whats’ of it all, and this amid an internal dynamic that makes it all work. And for the association CEO, it’s the balancing and bending of force and circumstance with the leaders of an industry or profession in a continuum of successes that makes for a winning organization and a fulfilling career.
It requires an understanding of the how of it all, the feel and the dynamics of it. Sadly, much of this cannot be taught - read up on and studied. It is largely an on-the-job training position. There is, though, much to be learned and appreciated from other association CEOs. The trick is getting them together in the same room, talking in a common tongue, with everyone looking to share what they’ve learned - what’s worked for them and what hasn’t.
If all this rings a few bells, the Association CEO Masters Seminar is for you.