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This powerful and informative newsletter is the newest member benefit from DFWAE. Sponsored by MultiView, DFWAE Leadership Briefings will be sent to you twice a month and include up-to-the-minute news and best practices on the critical issues in association management. It's another way DFWAE is Advancing Your Career in Association Management.

Register now for the October DFWAE luncheon
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Do you know your personality style and how it affects the way you work? Speaker Stu Schlackman will discuss the Insight Spectrum Survey and show you how to define your personality style. Join your DFWAE colleagues, 11:30 a.m., Oct. 20 at the Hilton Anatole. Register Now. More

Get in the habit of running a highly effective association
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How would you like it if a genie — or fairy or some other supernatural spirit — handed you a silver platter and said "Put all your wishes for your association on here, and I will make them all come true?" Well, no one really believes in fairy tales, but the end result can still be the same. All you have to do is follow the simple formula of successful associations and it is relatively easy. More

Tradeshow organizers cautiously optimistic about rebound
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While far from booming, the tradeshow industry has received a few positive shots in the arm recently. Last month, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research reported that although the overall industry slipped 1.4 percent during the second quarter, certain "indicators of recovery" have seen declines slow compared to previous quarters. Professional attendees, another of the recovery indicators, actually grew 4.5 percent during the quarter. And there was Champion Exposition Services, which in its Exhibitor Trends Survey found that more than half of exhibitors surveyed plan to participate in more tradeshows in the future. More

Serve vs lead
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This is seemingly one of those age-old association debates isn't it? Most association executives would say that serving is relatively safe and leading is relatively risky. Some could easily argue the opposite though. Should an association be serving the members of its industry or profession, or should it be leading them? The fact is, associations do a mix of serving and leading. More

What is the truth about leadership? (Part 1 of 2)
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The context of leadership has changed dramatically since the early 1980s. However, the content of leadership has not changed much at all. The fundamental behaviors, actions, and practices of leaders have remained essentially the same. More

Leadership development on a shoestring
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Always distribute scarce development resources in such a way that both the individuals being developed and their business partners reap the benefits. Paying attention to the alignment of goals will ensure that the effects of an individual's leadership development are felt throughout the organization and acknowledged by others. This will make your development programs more efficient and give your employees a clearer sense of purpose for developing the skills they need to one day be leaders in your organization. More

Getting ideas to flow
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Getting stuck is an issue we face both individually and organizationally. At its core, it's a thinking problem and is often self-inflicted. Creating the right kind of movement and in the right direction begins with re-thinking our view of reality. If we keep applying the same patterns of thinking even after they have been shown to be counterproductive we skew our perception of even everyday life situations and block the flow of growth, ideas and influence. More

How to produce creative event content in a tough economic climate
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Can you still successfully engage delegates at your event on a tight budget? With delegates demanding ever-more engaging events, planners face the double challenge of producing sparkling content but with reduced resources. More

Who's responsible for innovation at a tradeshow?
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Some think innovative tradeshows need to recruit exhibitors who are on the cutting edge of their industries. Others believe that the ultimate responsibility for innovation lies with the ownership of a show, because they are the leaders of the event. There might not be a right answer — each industry and show is different. But the ultimate answer is "somebody needs to — and if you're asking the question, it might as well be you." Whether you're an exhibitor or planner or CEO, why not step forward and find others who share your interest in innovation to collaborate with? More

The one technology tool most associations and conferences need today
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Today’s networked individuals have shaped the Internet into something especially hospitable to an emerging class of citizens — the participatory class. The Internet pioneers built into its structure, organization, model of governance and sustainability, the potential for creation, collaboration, sharing and interactive learning. One of the most important characteristics of this Web 2.0 world is its capacity to allow for a worldwide community as well as subsets to build likeminded tribes and meaningful relationships. More

Small staff? Save money with these tips
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As a small staff association professional, you're probably strapped not only for time and staffers, but also money. However, there are lots of little ways to save money that can add up to something big when combined. Just because your organization has fewer staff members doesn't mean you should be struggling to stay afloat. Technology can help save you both time and money, and empower you to manage the best organization possible. More

Facts association executives need to know about antitrust law
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Although many business owners and managers pay little or no attention to antitrust laws, these laws pose a substantial threat to both businesses and their leaders. Antitrust laws are complex and confusing, and violations of antitrust laws can arise from seemingly harmless conduct. Worse yet, Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice enforcement resources are virtually unlimited, while very few individuals or businesses have the financial resources to defend themselves against a powerful government agency. More

On board relations and delivering information
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Ahh, the board — the thing many small staff association execs dread. It can come with tons of red tape and productivity can be difficult, but there are ways to successfully manage your organization's board. Perhaps not every one of these will work (all boards are different, of course!), but it’s crucial to always remember that your board members are people too! More
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