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The Importance of Horizontal Leadership

Look to leaders across the organization not just in the C-suite

Where does leadership begin? Most of the articles and books I’ve seen on leadership focus the tricks of the trade on managers and those serving in the C-suite.

While this audience may be the most interested in how to effectively lead groups of people, it is in an association’s best interest to invest in leadership development for all staff.

In my view, training young professionals and new staff from day one in the industry is equally as important as its managers since every level of staff contributes to the mission of the organization. When an association invests in leadership development for employee, they’ll have a solid foundation of leadership skills as they grow with the organization.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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