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10 essential leadership models
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While thousands of books have been written about leadership, a handful of leadership models can serve you well as a leader. These 10 leadership models are the tried and true models that can shift your thinking about leadership and help create teachable leadership moments for others. More

Innovative culture is not just for corporate types
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Google allows all employees to spend 20 percent of their time working on any project they want. That's significant decision-making power we generally don't give to our employees. This is part of a culture that embraces decentralization, by extending decision making power to people in the periphery of your organization, rather than concentrating it at the center. More

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Are there ninjas in your boardroom?
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A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Former HP CEO Leo Apotheker was ousted after 11 months in his role. Jack Griffin, the former CEO of Time, Inc. after five months. And Michael Woodford, former CEO of Olympus, was shown the door after three weeks. While each case in different, one fact remains the same: These CEOs didn't manage their boards. Instead, they were blindsided by boardroom ninjas. More

7 levers to increase membership recruitment
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Where do you start if your supervisor or board tells you to increase the number of new members coming into your organization? Usually it is best to look at a broad array of options first and then determine what fits your situation the best. Here are seven strategic levers or opportunities to explore in order to increase your new member recruitment efforts. More

Velazquez Joins JW Marriott Austin Team

The JW Marriott Austin, scheduled to open in early 2015, is excited to announce that Linda Velazquez has joined the sales team as the hotel’s Texas State Association Sales Manager. Linda was previously with the Hilton Austin as a Senior Sales Manager handling the Texas Associations market.

4 steps to high-powered relationships with subject-matter experts
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Love 'em or hate 'em, you need your subject-matter experts. Whether they're just content providers or lead learning opportunities, working with SMEs can be challenging. The key that opens everything up is having a quality relationship. A great relationship built on trust and mutual respect allows you and your SMEs to focus less time and effort battling each other and more on meeting learner needs. More

Using board members to engage attendees at your trade show
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Your association has spent countless hours putting together a trade show or convention that will be beneficial for both attendees and exhibitors. There are various activities staff can organize to help increase traffic on the trade show floor. But there is another untapped resource. Here are a few tips to help facilitate engagement among exhibitors and attendees at your trade show by utilizing a great resource your association already has: board members. More

Brightest Diamond on the Caprock
With almost 20,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and 303 guestrooms and suites, the Overton Hotel & Conference Center is everything you expect, in a place you never expected. Opened in late 2009, the Overton is the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in West Texas. Plan your next meeting with a touch of West Texas class!

Online listening made simpler
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A textbook case in drama-free social media response played out last November at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A blogger posed a tough question and challenged ASHA to respond. Social media manager Maggie McGary noticed and forwarded the post to the convention manager, who replied on the spot. Thanks to fast teamwork and an authoritative response, the issue blew by instead of blowing up. More


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