Through social media, information can reach a greater number of people more quickly and more directly and this has consequences for sport organizations. A side effect of the pervasiveness of social media is the requirement for greater organizational transparency. Understand that communicating … [Read more...] about Strategic Options in Social Media – Addressing Member Negativity
Recently, I have come across a number of interesting articles (both research-based and mainstream) that might be of interest to those leading strategic planning processes within their sport organization. I am intrigued with the concept of simplifying strategic planning so that it does what it is … [Read more...] about Strategic Planning – A Better Way for Sport Leaders
I attended the Sport Leadership conference on November 18th-20th and was treated to some great presentations about social media. One of the main themes was the position, and I share it, that organizations need a plan before they jump into social media. Using social media should be a part of the … [Read more...] about Coaches – Not Just Organizations – Should Have a Social Media Strategy
Social media has graduated into the lives of adults and professionals. Skype is not just for webcamming teenagers, but also for business people on conference calls. Google Wave took the best parts of social media like Facebook, and combined them into a massive collaborative workspace. CEOs and … [Read more...] about Social Media Deserves More of Your Attention
We had the opportunity to attend an interesting session on strategic planning at the Sport Leadership Conference in Vancouver earlier this month, involving presentations by Richard Way, Carolyn Trono of Rowing Canada Aviron and Peter Montopoli of the Canadian Soccer Association. Strategic planning … [Read more...] about Strategic Planning – Let’s Try Something New!
The adage “failing to plan means planning to fail” applies to risk management in sport. Many sport organizations have learned the hard way that they might have benefited enormously from having planned ahead to deal with a sudden incident, emergency, scandal or crisis. The current buzz about the … [Read more...] about Is Your Organization Ready for a Crisis?