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Do association CEOs have what it takes to lead in the reset economy?
Let's face it: None of us have really been here before. Yes, we all have navigated tough times, but not like this. The foundations of our economy have fundamentally changed, and things never may be exactly as they were. Awhile back, Bloomberg Businessweek published an article titled "Is your CEO recession capable?" It suggested that many for-profit executives weren't equipped to lead in these times and that a rethink of competencies and behaviors is essential. While the U.S. economy is now growing, it's clear that things are very different and difficult. More
What Dr. Seuss, Horton the Elephant, Oprah and conferences have in common
Midcourse Corrections Share
Most people know the story of Horton the Elephant. Horton hears a small speck of dust talking to him. Amazingly, that small speck of dust is a tiny planet called Whoville, home to the Whos. Horton can't see the Whos but can hear them because of his big ears. The Whos ask Horton to help protect them from harm. Horton agrees and proclaims, "Even though you can't see or hear them at all, a person's a person, no matter how small." More
'The power of framing'
Leadership Now Share
"Language becomes a key issue not just in our own sensemaking, but in how effectively we impact the sensemaking of others," writes author Gail Fairhurst. As leaders, we recognize that we cannot accomplish our objectives on our own, so this becomes important when we are trying to align the interests of others with our own. "The Power of Framing" by Gail Fairhurst is about understanding the meaning the shared reality created in our communication. More
How meetings benefit from today's technology
The term "meetings technology" is broader than ever. Industry consultant Corbin Ball catalogs no fewer than 1,400 such products, across more than 40 categories, on his website (corbinball.com). To drill down to the essentials, today's hottest meetings technologies have been selected and demystified. These are the methods tech-savvy planners already are using to make their meetings more efficient and effective. Those who aren't should consider following their lead. More
Without integrity and trust, rewards and recognition are meaningless
Great Leadership Share
Picture yourself at a company awards banquet. It could be for the top sales people, top district office performance, inventor of the year, leader of the year, teacher of the year, etc. So when the winners are named (and it's not you), and they run up to the stage to accept their awards, the person next to you leans over, and knowingly says to you: A. "Well deserved, no surprise there, they really earned it." You can't wait to shake their hand and congratulate them. Or, do they say: B. "They cheated." You politely smile and wonder if it's true. More
Commentary: Defending the meetings that matter
Corporate Meeting & Incentives via MeetingsNet Share
Convention centers are at ground zero for many of the changes that are sweeping the meetings industry. So it's encouraging that the International Association of Congress Centres is emphasizing the impact and results that make face-to-face meetings worthwhile. "Everything evolves, and there's no reason our industry should be any different," said AIPC's director of programming and international development, Rod Cameron. In a year-end interview, Cameron touched on a familiar cluster of challenges for convention centers. More
Leading in sync with organizational heartbeat
The Recovering Leader Share
Organizations like people have a heartbeat that speeds up, slows down and rests at a certain rate. Put your finger on that pulse and lead according to what you discover. You gain greater precicison about what's needed, how to be at your best as a leader, and how to help your colleagues do the same. More
Happiness and hierarchies
The Leader Lab Share
One of the developing branches of psychology is the study of happiness: positive psychology. Among the many interesting finds of those in the positive psychology realm is the idea that those who perceive an internal locus of control tend to have more life satisfaction and happiness than those perceive an external locus of control. But can this cross over into the workplace? Entrepreneur Tony Hsieh is betting on it. Hsieh's theory is that if you build ways for employees to take control over their career futures into organizational design, one lucky by-product is that these employees will be happier. More