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Mark your calendars now for these great upcoming events!

Wednesday, Jan. 16: DFWAE January Luncheon
"Learn to Speak Like a Leader"
Luncheon Speaker: Mickel Graham, VP, PCAM
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. networking and luncheon
Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine
*Each registrant receives two complimentary splash passes to Great Wolf Lodge water park!*
More information / Register now

Monday, March 25, 2013: DFWAE Association Day
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Fort Worth Convention Center
Mark your calendar for a full day of professional growth and development, essential for every association executive and staff member. Many associations close their offices for the day and register their entire staff for this exceptional opportunity for learning and networking. Features keynote speaker, workshops, executive breakout session, networking, exhibits and more.
Early-bird registration is open now! More information / Register now


As we move into 2013, DFWAE would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy New Year. We'd first like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year for the industry, and provide readers of DFWAE Leadership Briefings a look at the most accessed articles of 2012. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 16.

To-do lists don't work
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 1: Stop making to-do lists. They're simply setting you up for failure and frustration. Consider the to-do lists you're currently managing: How often do you scan your list just so that you can pick off the ones you can finish in two minutes? How many items aren't really to-dos at all, but rather serious projects that require significant planning? There are five fundamental problems with to-do lists that render them ineffective. More

The 5 qualities of remarkable bosses
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 14: Remarkable bosses aren't great on paper. Great bosses are remarkable based on their actions. Consistently do these five things and everything else follows. You and your business benefit greatly. More importantly, so do your employees. More

Self-test: Doing and being at your best at work
The Recovering Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Feb. 1: Are you doing your best work and happy at work, most days? The following is a tool to self-assess what may be standing in the way of being your best and happiest at work, and what to do about it. Take a look at the graphic, place yourself in the square that reflects the level of work you are doing, and how happy you are most days at work. Find your "number" and read the corresponding self-coaching suggestions. More

The 6 surprising habits of highly effective leaders
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From March 14: If you were to rewrite the seven habits of highly effective leaders today, what would you say? As social business becomes more important and social media more pervasive, leaders need to adapt. In fact, leaders need to learn fast about what motivates large ecosystems of free agents to rally to them, not to their competitors. More

To build the team, build the trust, with these 8 tips
Poynter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From May 23: Great bosses know it's important to build trust in organizations. But managers can't simply mandate it. However, leaders can create an atmosphere where the choosing comes easily. More

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Boost brain power at meetings
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From Feb. 15: Meeting planning is most certainly an art, but it's also a science. Every aspect of the meeting — from the color of the room to the food at the banquet — affects the attendee experience. The following are nine scientifically proven ways to engage attendees' brains. More

10 tips to simplify your work day to avoid burnout
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From Feb. 15: As business pros, it's our nature to overload our schedules with tasks, goals and responsibilities. We want to make the most of our time, which is understandable as we are nearly always busy and our time is valuable. However, because of this, we can easily become overwhelmed, burned out and over-stressed. More

Teach your team smart(er) decision processes
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From Feb. 15: Nothing happens without a decision. Nothing good happens without the right decision. A bit of deliberate effort to strengthen the decision-process goes a long way towards minimizing or mitigating the impact of personal and group biases. More

Tips that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best
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From June 6: How many presentations do you go to that are just plain boring? How many lose your attention because you are facing death by PowerPoint? How many times do you worry that your presentation won't come up to scratch? Give yourself the edge using secrets that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best. More

Will conferences of the future get unstuck?
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From Aug. 1: The question isn't whether most annual meetings and conferences are stuck. Just look at the data from some annual meetings. These conferences have declines in registration, participation in general sessions and education breakouts, sponsorship and exhibitors. Their growth in new attendees wanes. Their customer loyalty is steadily decreasing. The question is what it will take for conferences to get unstuck. And even more to the point, how many conference organizers and hosts have the will and courage to change direction? More


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