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March workshop and luncheon: March 21
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Workshop speaker: Judy Pulice, CAE
Topic: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

What's Your Type?
Ever wonder why others just "don't get it?" Why doesn't your boss ask questions? How does your colleague know all the gossip?
It could be that you're simply different types! Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) is a psychological instrument that helps us to understand the individual differences among people.

Learn about your type and that of others — how we assimilate information, process that information, use information to make judgments and decisions and how we communicate those decisions.

Advance registration is required for this event — cut-off to register is March 14.

Luncheon key note speaker: Tony Lovio, CPA

You can hardly go a day without hearing where some misuse or abuse occurs in our society. Often it comes down to people just not doing the right thing. Going further, if asked, most of us would speak out against such actions and would likely say we act ethically in our own personal and business dealings. But not all ethical questions are as easy to answer as: "Is it wrong to steal or commit fraud?" Many ethical questions involve sensitive issues where the answers are not so clear cut.

At this luncheon we will interactively explore several examples where you can think about whether you'd always do the right thing.

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


Overhauling your conference to adapt to the lean, mean, thinking machine
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Regardless of one's age, culture, gender or race, we share one thing in common: Our human brains love to learn. Our brains are a lean, mean, thinking machine. It's always on the prowl for new things to explore. If the brain is deprived of stimulation, it turns inward and begins to create its own internal world. It daydreams. More

5 leadership lessons: Where negative emotions come from
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Brian Tracy and Christina Stein have written a book — Kiss That Frog — to help you root out the causes of the negative thoughts that are influencing your attitudes and behaviors more than you realize. It's a critical issue for leaders. Tracy and Stein have identified the following major factors that cause people to create negative emotions and hold on to them. More

7 ways leaders inadvertently say, 'I don't trust you'
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Far too many leaders and managers inadvertently do things every day that send the message they distrust even their best people. Sapping people's trust is de-motivating, and de-motivated people simply don't do their best work. Your role isn't necessarily to motivate your people, but it's critical NOT to de-motive them. More

'Unconference room' your meeting with your version of the banyan tree
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It was under a banyan tree where the Buddha felt his calling to a new level of enlightenment. It is interesting how in America, and in many places across the world, most of our meetings take place in walled, sterile conference rooms. Yet, what if we looked at doing all of our business, or even holding all of our meetings, under a banyan tree — or even outdoors during lunch, or someplace closer to nature that lets inspiration and conversation flow more freely? More

How good leaders become bad bosses
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In his work on the perils of success, John O'Neil (1993) provides leaders with a handy way to follow their own progress on the path to burnout and entropy. He compares this path to an S-curve, where entropy begins near the top. As we move toward the top, we start to change the way we behave. O'Neil argues that when we reach this top, we need to take a step back and observe our needs and ourselves. More

Event design inspirations for 2012
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Even for a veteran planner, a blank-slate white-on-white or beige-on-beige meeting space can be intimidating. How does one turn an unadorned room into a gorgeous backdrop for an event — and often with just a few hours to work that magic? The following are some of today's trendiest ideas to help transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary places. More

Leadership caffeine: 12 shots of leadership espresso
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Sometimes the best leadership guidance comes in short, strong bursts flavored with a few blunt reminders. Warning: consume too many of these at one time and your team members will thank you, productivity will go up and work might become a lot more enjoyable. More

Questions to teach leadership and management
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Teaching and learning about leadership and management isn't like teaching or learning math or science. It's not an exact science. There's lot of room for interpretation, situations are complex and unique and context always comes into play. Making sound decisions requires the critical thinking, the ability to deal with ambiguity and paradox, a strong set of values and a healthy dose of emotional intelligence. That's what makes leadership and management development so much fun. More

Batch your trade show tasks
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This may seem obvious, but more often than not, it is the simple things that can make the biggest differences. For anyone who has had to coordinate an event or trade show exhibit, you know that there is never a shortage of things to do; and there is certainly a lot that goes into a successful trade show. Batching is a simple and effective way to really maximize your time and effort. More
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