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s they continue to
grapple with the
wrought by the
can build their
capacity for effective
resilience by actively questioning orthodox beliefs.
Orthodox beliefs are the deep-seated assumptions that
boards, CEOs and other contributors hold that define what their
associations are supposed to be and what they are supposed
to do. While all organizations operate on the basis of some
enduring and largely unchallenged orthodoxies, associations
are legacy organizations with an unusually deep reverence for
tradition. In this context, orthodoxy becomes an even more
significant barrier to the meaningful learning, generative
conversation and confident decision-making that is essential to
preparing associations for a dynamic and uncertain future.
To minimize the impact of this threat, association decisionmakers must collaborate to nurture a shared and on-going
awareness of orthodoxy in all organizational conversations.
This article explains a straightforward process decisionmakers can use to identify, examine and question their most
cherished assumptions with the desired outcome of thinking
and acting beyond orthodoxy for the long-term benefit of their
organizations and their stakeholders.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - September/October 2015
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: By Jim Anderson, CAE
AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thinking and Acting Beyond Orthodoxy
Advancing Association Meetings by Exploring the Learning Brain
10 Transformative Meetings Technology Trends
From Data to Decision: Facilitating a Critical Thinking Discussion
Is it Time for an Event Sponsorships Makeover?
DOLLARS & SENSE
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Kristine Van Winkle, CMP, CASE, CTE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
The Executive - September/October 2015