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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

How to run a meeting
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Dr. Nadine Katz goes to a lot of meetings. Some of them last so long the participants have to order in food or switch rooms. About eight years ago Katz, who is senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, decided she'd try to figure out how to make those endless meetings more efficient. More

Do you want satisfied conference attendees or loyal attendees?
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Of course you want satisfied attendees. Without attendees, it's hard to sustain any type of conference. Sponsors won't donate dollars. Exhibitors won’t display. Vendors won't advertise. Speakers won't commit. Any conference organizer without a focus on attendee satisfaction is playing with Russian Roulette with their future conferences. So are satisfied attendees enough to maintain a self-supporting conference every year? More

Personal accountability: A requirement for life advancement
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Accountability is normally viewed as being responsible — giving an explanation of your actions — to somebody for something. However, today's lesson is not about someone holding you accountable. It's about you holding yourself accountable. When you take 100 percent responsibility for holding yourself accountable, your performance will improve, your relationships will flourish, your market value will soar, people's respect for you will skyrocket, you will be a great example for others to follow, and your self-esteem will grow. More

Getting out of the way
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Alan Fine writes in You Already Know How to Be Great, that most often dramatic performance improvement does not come from gaining new knowledge — it comes from getting rid of the "interference" that gets in the way of using the knowledge and capacity we already have. "When managers or leaders become so obsessed with policies, procedures, and their own ways of doing things" they can "become disconnected from results. They begin to micromanage. They divert employees' attention away from learning and creating and toward trying to remember and comply. What an enormous loss of possibility!" How many times have you seen this — or even participated in it? More

What do you do and say when you believe what you think is right?
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Making decisions based on your values is the right way to live. It is also true that conflicting values are a normal part of individual and organizational life. Learning to voice our values in a way that they will be heard becomes an important part of great leadership. Great leaders, at any level, preserve core values, but that's not always easy to do for any number of reasons. More

The attendee perspective: Why they were at Graph Expo
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Over the past several years, trade show attendance has declined due to economic downturns. Organizations are trying to do more with fewer people, which makes it all the more difficult to get away from the office to attend an event. Much of the product information that we used to get from trade shows is now available at your fingertips via the Internet. However, the overwhelming message was that attendees came to learn, listen and network. More

The 'if' generation
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In a recent webcast sponsored by the Harvard Business Review, Tammy Erickson discussed "The Leaders We Need Now: Are We Ready for Gen X to Take Charge?" Erickson's thesis is that Generation X, because of its formative experiences in the 1980s, has a unique set of leadership traits that are precisely what organizations need today to see them through the difficulties many of them are facing. 'If' something bad happens, the Gen Xer leader will naturally have — or seek — multiple options for moving forward, whereas leaders from older generations may be more rigidly constrained. More

The business case for leadership development
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If you happen to work for a great company, then chances are you won't have to spend a lot of time and effort convincing anyone how important leadership development is. The primary reason your company is so successful and admired is because you already are. Good for you! You can spend time actually developing your next generation of leaders and making your current leaders even better. However, if you're not so fortunate, and you're not willing to let your company go down the tubes without a fight, then here are some compelling reasons to take seriously, to invest in, and to put priority on leadership development. More

3-year social media plan for events
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Set measurable and achievable goals! If you're being reasonable with your social media plans, the goals you set in year one will be far different from the goals you set in year two and year three. Why? Because the more people you know, the more you can do — as you get better at using social tools and building your network, you'll be able to achieve more over time. More
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