Saturday, July 21, 2007

Association Careers

One of my regular blog reads is the Dilbert Blog. Having worked in corporate cubes and lived the movie "Office Space," I enjoy Scott Adams. His latest post on Career Advice got me thinking:

Which 2-3 things should someone be good at (top 25%) in order to make a great association person?

Here are my three (in no particular order):

1. Listening
2. Communication (written/verbal)
3. Organization/Detail

Honorable mention goes to Creativity.

1 comment:

David Gammel said...

These two were keys to my career when I was an association exec and went from mail room to the board room:

Leading while appearing to be led. (aka servant leadership)

Forging ahead when clear strategic direction fails to materialize from on high.