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What makes a leader authentic?
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Have you ever thought to yourself, "What makes a leader authentic?" Looking at the word authentic from a dictionary standpoint is a good starting point to finding the answer. According to, authentic is something that is "NOT false or copied; genuine; real." Authentic is also defined as "Having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence, entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience, reliable; trustworthy." We can take this literal definition and break it down in authentic leadership. More

Effective management of your association's chief executive and staff
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Volunteer board leaders are a busy group. Associations hire CEOs or Executive Directors (or contract with an association management company) to make the difficult task of managing day-to-day association operations a bit easier. Still, it can be difficult for a volunteer to stay on top of the pulse of an organization. More

These learner types walk your conference hallways
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Have you ever studied the people who attend conferences? Some hang out in the hallways talking and networking with others. Some race to get to meeting rooms so they can find a seat. Some meander from session to session trying to find a speaker and topic that resonates with them. Regardless, each conference seems to have some similar types of learners. The following are six types of learners you will encounter at conferences and education programs. More

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Employee engagement: Energizing and mobilizing people
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Rapid realignment is only possible when employees are energized to move the organization in a new and better direction. Energizing the system from top to bottom is a key task of leadership. But rapid realignment needs energy that is focused, that drives continuous improvement and works to achieve the organization's purpose. More

Why good enough is perfect for your website redesign
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As written by Chris Bonney, "Voltaire said a lot of insightful things during his life, but when it comes to Web design for associations, truer words were never spoken. Having been involved in hundreds of website redesigns for associations over the past 12 years, I'm confident stating the biggest challenge in almost every one of them was (and will continue to be) determining what done looks like." More

Managing your moods for more effective leadership
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Clearly, we cannot completely separate the emotional and rational aspects of ourselves. Basically, the human brain is designed to serve us as social creatures. The way we see and how we feel about ourselves and the world around us are inextricably linked to the views and emotions of others. Given the fact that many people spend more of their waking time with colleagues than they do with their families, it is important that leaders understand how they can positively or negatively influence the mindsets, emotions and moods of those around them. More

Make your meeting smart
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There is a growing concern that technology is becoming ever more human and meetings are racing in the opposite direction — toward technology at the expense of that human connection. There are many examples of meetings using technology to enhance interaction and deepen delegate engagement. But when pressure is on to wow the delegates, the "lure of the new" might lose your participants. More

Workplace diet: 5 steps to be more empathetic
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In today's business world it seems as though everything is urgent. Projects come in with a due date of yesterday. Leaders and employees alike run from meeting to meeting. And work-life balance continues to be a challenge for many. With so much going on, how can we bring more humanity into the workplace? More

Leadership by choice
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Leadership is always a choice. In Leadership by Choice, author Eric Papp says it means "making a conscious choice to positively influence those around you by managing yourself and leading others in four areas: communication, leading teams, productivity and personal development." More

Marketing your events using social media
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Data from an online event registration company shows the benefits of enabling people to do things they already are motivated to do on social media, including market your event for you. More
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