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February luncheon and workshop: How to Map Change to Achieve Career and Business Goals
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Join us Feb. 15, at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth, as speaker Arlene Johnson talks about how to build a company designed for growth, align group energy on what's most important, recognize what derails/supports change success and much more!

Association Day 2012 — are you ready?
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Association Day will be held April 2, 2012, at the Irving Convention Center. This full day event is a great way to network with experienced colleagues and mentor new colleagues in your field to Learn, Lead and Share. You will have the opportunity to attend education sessions, enjoy a networking lunch and participate in a round table discussion of the latest topics to prepare you to excel, no matter what your role in association management. In the afternoon attend the trade show to meet the suppliers and learn how they can assist you in your field. Mark your calendars now for this fun and informative event! More


Leadership caffeine: Teach your team smart(er) decision processes
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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

Help your remote virtual attendees succeed as participants
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Our time is valuable. Many of us see our time as money, a resource that we don't want to waste. Asking people to commit 30, 45 or even 60 minutes of their time to attend your webinar is asking a lot. It's critical that your digital event provide tremendous value and ROI or you'll lose your attendees' trust. More

Don't let the pebbles cover the rocks
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One of the vicious spirals many leaders get sucked into is the urgent taking over the important on a continual basis. This spiral leads to goals that are unmet or have slipped past their deadline. It causes a lack of focus for the organization as people begin to question what the real priorities are for the company. More

Boost brain power at meetings
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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

Body language can help — or hurt — how you lead
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Nonverbal signals can literally make or break a leader's impact. Many leaders are nonverbally illiterate — completely out of touch with the effect their body language has on others and unaware of the clear nonverbal signals that are being sent by clients and colleagues in every business encounter. The human brain is hard-wired to read and respond to these signals, but most leaders don't know that the process is taking place and are unequipped, therefore, to use it to their advantage. More

Process or vision? The making of great leaders
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Can great leaders succeed by focusing on process over vision? Is luck a more important indicator in the success of great companies? Why is it leaders point to their own talents when things go well, but tend to fault economics, market conditions, regulations or the shortcoming of others for failures? More

Study: Travel, tourism promote world peace
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Meeting planners know that meetings can improve the bottom line. What they might not realize, however, is that they also can promote world peace. More

10 tips to simplify your work day to avoid burnout
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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
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