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Published Monday, January 2, 2017
Data is critical to effective club governance. It can provide key information to help clubs determine the best course of action and avoid conjecture that can produce negative results. Over the last handful of years, my focus has been on understanding the club as a business system. Like any business, clubs have business models that should be understood by more»
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
For most Washington political professionals, the election results seemed like a foregone conclusion. Republicans would maintain the House of Representatives (but with 10-15 less members), the Senate would flip to Democratic control, and the White House would remain in the hands of the Democrats and be occupied by the former Secretary of State. Well, I guess more»
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
Effective governance is a matter of aligning authority and accountability by clearly designating roles and responsibilities. It is folly to assign accountability when proper authority has not been directed to the person to be held accountable. Top-performing clubs exercise great diligence for ensuring that authority precedes accountability. And, for more»
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
Belonging to, or even visiting a club, comes with certain expectations. One of which is that an elevated level of service will be experienced. In order to deliver on these expectations, clubs are turning to sophisticated technology applications not only to streamline tedious and time consuming tasks, but also to elevate the level of service offered. Now, more»
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
AT A RECENT board meeting I asked the trustees to reflect on what their lives would be like if we did not properly take care of Beacon Hill Club (BHC) and it became unsustainable. When I am feeling the stress of being president of BHC, I often ask myself this exact question and contemplate what life would be like without it. The answer is unimaginable, and more»
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
The result of the November 2016 elections brings a close to the Obama years. For the first time since the 109th Congress (2005-2006), there will be a Republican President and Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. Obama Administration’s Negative Impact on Clubs During the Obama years, many efforts to pass legislation affecting the more»
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
Published Monday, January 2, 2017
As the membership demographic of private clubs in the United States ages, so do the members’ children and, as is the case with the general population, the percentage of members’ children with developmental and related disabilities and other special needs continues to rise. According to a recent U.S. Census report, approximately 1.2 million more»
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