G.R.I.T. - The essence of the new association
Technology has facilitated a new association universe in which we as leaders – using the vast array of tools at our disposal – must mobilize our energy and passion and reaffirm our commitment to the vision for the future of our associations. Cloud computing, social media, mobile, open source content creation and curation have all placed extraordinary pressures on our basic value propositions, budgets, and ways of doing business – dictating that we must continually explore the available tools in order to understand how they may impact the organization.
Leading in the digital age does require a skilled and strategic use of technology. However, what is often overlooked in the avalanche of tools are the human components critical to success. Reacting to shifts resulting from the forces of technology - such as shifts in revenue, governance, membership models, and volunteer engagement - requires much more from today’s “C-suite” than the basic leadership capabilities of yesterday. The leaders who hope to leave a legacy of relevance and vitality are those who diligently cultivate what we at digitalNow and Fusion refer to as G.R.I.T.
- Galvanize Value and Purpose
- Induce Growth Mindset
digitalNow 2014 is all about attaining the G.R.I.T. that we as leaders will need in the digital age. Yes, it is about the technology – about the tools that are available today and about successful association technology strategies. And it’s about what to keep an eye on for tomorrow. But even the most brilliant technology can’t be useful until it is placed into a pair of human hands. At digitalNow 2014 we will focus on the human element… the strategies and road maps for uncertain times… attaining the right personnel, staff, and volunteers… creating the strength and ability to endure, to thrive, and to create nimble organizations that can adeptly make the leap into this new reality.
Watch this space for announcements on keynotes and other program developments.
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