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DFWAE July luncheon: 'A Strength Culture'
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Join DFWAE July 20 at Crown Plaza in Addison to hear Phill Martin's presentation on "A Strength Culture." Staff teams who build a culture around strengths are able to meet the demanding challenges of leadership. This presentation will look at the history of the strength movement and how it is being used to help staff teams improve performance and increase engagement. Learn about the coaching model of leadership and how your team can optimize your team's strengths. More

Using LinkedIn for effective event promotion
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Social media is an effective way to market events. With 60 million users, event planners are beginning to understand the benefits LinkedIn can bring to their event marketing. LinkedIn allows its members to create and manage groups focused on a range of subjects. Here's how to create, manage and promote a LinkedIn group where you can discuss topics, learn from others and promote your events. More

Does collaborative leadership have to be slow?
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Most managers agree that you need different kinds of leaders in lean and fat times, to preside over growth or retrenchment, to lead organizations out of crisis, or to steer a steady course in an ocean of calm. As one CEO put it, "If you have time, you can be infinitely collaborative, but if you have to fix things in a significant way and you're in a hurry, you've got to be more directive." More

Participatory conferences, events: Participatory design or design for participation?
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Pick which statement best defines a participatory conference: A. Conference organizers invite prospective attendees to participate in the development, design and planning of a conference experience, or B. Conference organizers design a conference experience using an intentional internal design process; however, when the conference begins, it invites attendees to contribute, participate and interact. More

Leadership caffeine: Do you see beauty or blemishes?
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If you've ever worked for or around someone who is an expert critic — one of those individuals who can look at a masterpiece and spot a flaw, you know how demoralizing the experience can be. They look at beautiful pictures or great outcomes and focus on describing the flaws. If you are one of these "negative motivators," this one's for you! More

10 secret reasons why we attend events
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Are you sure your event marketing is hitting the right buttons? We mostly think of the usual motivators when trying to get more people to attend our event. Have you considered your audience real motivators? What can you do about it? More

2 quick keys to leading an excuse-free organization
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Excuses and blaming have reached epidemic proportions in many organizations. It is human nature, particularly during high-unemployment, high-uncertainty times like these for people to fear for their families and livelihoods, and for that to translate into butt-covering. Unfortunately, there’s a tremendous amount of time wasted on such behavior. More

How to successfully manage a meeting, track deadlines
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Too often employees are walking out of meetings without having a clear idea about what is going to happen next. The following is an outline of how to maximize results from your next meeting and set an agenda for next steps. More

The essential ingredient for executing your vision
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If you don't build a framework of values around your vision, it will fall short of the goal. And those values must be clearly understood by everyone on the team if the initiative is to succeed, for a couple of basic reasons. More

Leadership limerick: Traditions matter
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Regardless of, or perhaps because of, one's faith or cultural background, everyone at some point in their life experiences traditions, common activities shared with others across generational and geographical boundaries. Traditions and rituals play a valuable role in creating community because they provide shared language, experience and meaning. Having that common connection allows individuals to feel part of something bigger than themselves. More
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