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Are you an uninspiring leader?
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Lance Secretan, author of The Spark, The Flame, and the Torch, says that inspirational leadership has three main components — serving others, helping people grow, and making the world a better place. But before you can create an inspirational organization, you need to start with yourself. Why are you here? Create a mission statement and assess your own purpose and meaning in life as a step toward being an inspiring leader. More

Shifting from serving attendees to involving participants
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If you haven't made the shift from 'serving attendees' to 'involving participants,' consider this your wake-up call — and your roadmap. Sociologists identify today's networked individuals as the participatory class. As part of a participatory culture, we expect to create, collaborate, connect, share, and learn interactively. We feel that our contributions matter. We share a social or emotional connection with one another that helps solve problems and develop new solutions. It's a culture that permeates our personal lives and our workplaces — and needs to be encouraged at the meetings that we attend. More

A different take on strategy
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Why have a strategy? Because we want results, right? So what do we mean by results? Growth. We want growth in our organizations and our bottom line. We want to get ahead. We want to have more than we did last year. But maybe in going after what we want, we're creating things we don't actually want, and don't see it yet. More

Virtual events at 'tipping point' of acceptance
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Virtual events in all their shapes and forms may be reaching critical mass as a mainstream marketing channel. Marketers, well aware of the possibilities of webinars, virtual trade shows, video conferences and virtual training events, are planning to use them increasingly in 2011 to augment other channels, both external and internal. These were among the key findings of "State of Virtual Events," a study jointly sponsored and conducted by BtoB and virtual events provider UBM Studios, a United Business Media company. It found not only that management is overwhelmingly knowledgeable about virtual events, but that corporate commitment to the channel is increasing. More

Do you have leadership lock-in?
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As individuals, familiarity breeds cognitive lock-in. We experience cognitive lock-in whenever we choose to do something out of habit even when objectively better alternatives exist. We behave automatically rather than intentionally. This impacts us as leaders too. It develops a kind of leadership lock-in. We get so locked-in to the values, beliefs, behavioral norms, habits and routines that it is hard to lead intentionally — the way we know we should — the way we want to. More

Stuff your conference speakers need to know: The TED speaker commandments
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TED welcomes and encourages comments and controversy. What, they encourage controversy? We could all use a good dose of communication skills. We need to learn how to stop pointing fingers and blame and have adult conversations about issues of disagreement. Open discussion is a good thing. More

Congratulations, you've reached the next level
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You've moved up to the next level. You've been promoted to the executive ranks. "You should be uncomfortable," says Scott Eblin, author of The Next Level. New positions carry with them greater expectations even if those expectations are not clearly stated. You are left to navigate uncharted territory. The single most important thing to remember is that what got you there may not serve you well in your new position. More

After the flood: Moving a meeting in six weeks
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How do you move a 5,000-attendee meeting across the country in six weeks? Ask Angela Orlando, CMP, director of conference and travel at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill. After the May 3 flood in Nashville that severely damaged and shuttered the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, she and her staff had to think quick and act fast to save their meeting. The association, which did not want to outright cancel its main meeting of the year, needed an immediate plan of action, according to Orlando. First, she looked for a checklist on what to do in emergency situations. "What do you do when you have to relocate your meeting in a short time? We came up with nothing, so we decided to document our process." More

Do's and don'ts for having a 360 degree assessment development discussion
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A 360 degree assessment is a great way for a manager to get feedback on their strengths and development needs. As a follow-up, the recipient of this great feedback should review the data with their manager as a springboard to a development discussion. While this sounds like a good idea in theory, way too many managers screw it up. Here are some lessons learned, from both the perspective of the 360 participant, and their own manager. More

Bouncing back
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In every defeat and in every failure are the seeds of greatness. It is less about what happens to you as a leader than what you do with what happens that matters. Great leaders are resilient and know how to adjust quickly in the face of adversity. More
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