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Wednesday, Sept. 19: DFWAE September Luncheon
Location: MultiView, Las Colinas
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Ruth McLaughlin, Mutual of Omaha Bank, "Cyber Theft and Fraud"
What makes a leader authentic?
Thought Leaders LLC Share
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 dictionary.com, 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
Stronger By Association Share
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
Midcourse Corrections Share
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
Employee engagement: Energizing and mobilizing people
Great Leadership Share
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
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
Fast Company Share
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
One+ Magazine Share
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
Leader Communicator Share
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
Leadership Now Share
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
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