Association Insights

Get insight into what is happening at TSAE and in the association industry with regular updates from the TSAE President or Board Chairman.


Rules of Professionalism

Association staff transitions have been increasing and as younger people are joining associations as both members and staff, a lot of discussions have centered on “professionalism.” Recently, the President of Concordia University (Austin) wrote a blog about his 10 rules for Professionalism and I thought they were perfect to share with you.

Social Media in 2015

A common discussion among association staff is social media. Which platform to use, how often to post, which staff member is responsible, etc. One of our most popular speakers recently shared a post written by a University of Texas student on their views of the different social media platforms.

Gaining Self-Confidence in the Workplace

In this competitive world, do you have the confidence and self-esteem to get ahead? There is a lot of pressure to be the best you can be, get noticed for your abilities and get promoted. If you want to advance in your career, you need to stand up to get noticed – not just sit back and hope somebody else sees you.

Do You Have the “Write” Skills to Manage?

One of the most important skills anyone in the work world can have is the ability to write well. In fact, a recent Inc. Magazine article about successful managers discussed the most essential but often overlooked skill need in management: writing skills.

Is It Time for a Governance Review?

When I am with a group of Association Executives, the topic of Boards almost always comes up. While there are lots of wonderful boards, many times I hear concerns ranging from volunteers not being interested in serving to micromanaging boards. In these cases, a review of the different components of governance may be needed.