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Market your meeting through video
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Social media and new technology are making it easier than ever to communicate with your members. But those same tools, combined with increasing competition for your members' time, make marketing your offerings more challenging. In an effort to stand out in the crowd, the National Community Pharmacists Association recruited speakers to shoot short videos promoting the sessions they would lead during its annual convention last October. "They all agreed without a problem and were very excited about this new idea," says Sue Hagler, associate director of education for NCPA. More

Email is crushing us; can activity streams free us?
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Email overload is a well-documented phenomenon that has been linked to reduced productivity, inability to focus on important tasks, and even physical and emotional stress. So it is no wonder that alternative forms of communication are being actively pursued to reduce overload, both at home and at the office. One method that is gaining popularity is the activity stream. More

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The efficiencies of teamwork
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Even before organizations across the Army and Department of Defense were asked to "do more without more," the U.S Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation was realizing savings through a simple yet multifaceted concept: Teamwork. More

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The making of an innovation master
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Scott Anthony of Innosight writes, "A workshop attendee asked me this seemingly simple question: 'So, what else should I read to learn more about innovation?' It's a hard question to answer because there is so much high-quality material out there. And specific recommendations depend on the specific topic about which you are most curious. But in thinking it through, I did eventually end up with a highly personal list I call The Masters of Innovation." More

How to train your employees on social media
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Social media cannot be avoided by putting the organizational head in the sand any longer. It is a pervasive part of the world in which we live and operate. Equally, we cannot afford to hire huge teams to manage this for us. Certainly we need to manage problems as they occur, but we also need advocates. And the best advocates we have available are those already choosing to work for us. More

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The 6 habits of true strategic thinkers
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In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you have others to do all that and it's time for you to "be strategic." Whatever that means. If you find yourself resisting "being strategic," because it sounds like a fast track to irrelevance, or vaguely like an excuse to slack off, you're not alone. Every leader's temptation is to deal with what's directly in front, because it always seems more urgent and concrete. More

The raccoon principle: Maybe it's you
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So often we hear association executives and staff lamenting memberships that seem to be "turning on them." And why, why, why is this happening to us! We live for the members! All we do is help the members! Don't they know how much we do for them? What is the problem THIS time!? More

Training best practices and organizational success    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some of the best companies today realize that continuous learning and development is key to organizational success. For this purpose, professional trainers may be hired to conduct training sessions on specific topics. Trainers need to be mindful of some training best practices to help employees succeed. More

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