Singer David Bowie (pic) was likely an excellent association executive in a prior life, because lyrics in one of his songs from the seventies gets it right .. From "Changes" ..
"And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their world
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through
(Turn and face the strain)
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it "
Became CEO of an association in my twenties; fortunately immune to status quo. My association leaders continue to be willing to try most anything, and I've always gravitated towards colleagues who will turn and face the strain. But it's really tempting 20 years later to want to influence the next generation of leaders and associations executives .... the real answer is to seek out the ones trying to change their worlds, find out what they believe is the way to get there ... then ...
"Look out, you rock 'n rollers"
Here's the song on You Tube ...
And yes, there's a chance my haircut and shirt match David Bowie's pic (above). But not on purpose.
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