Author: Chloe Blair

May
27

4 Innovations courtesy of the coronavirus

I recently walked into my gym for the first time in months. I’ve entered those awkward double doors thousands of times, but never like this. As soon as I entered, a man standing behind a giant plastic door with a thermal camera approached me and took my temperature. He was wearing a mask, so I […]

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May
21

3 ways to increase virtual engagement

It’s essential to create useful content to keep your audience engaged with your brand, but that’s more complicated when the majority of the working world is at home because of the coronavirus. Engagement is what brings someone from an interested spectator to a dedicated advocate. So, what are some of the ways we can improve […]

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May
19

How to foster community in a time of crisis

Community is at the heart of our human needs. We thrive off connection, and a community fills these needs. With the coronavirus displacing many communities and forcing people to remove themselves from social situations, how do we nurture community and connection remotely? Here are three great ways to nurture online communities, stay connected with your […]

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May
14

Is co-leadership right for your organization?

We have all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one.” Most of us can agree collaboration and communication contribute to growing creativity, but Angela Kisskeys and Sarah Ruzek have managed to put collaboration at the core of their association.  Collectively, they have headed Associations North for the last three years, an association that […]

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May
12

How atomic habits can increase your productivity

The true path to success comes not from reaching big goals but by developing systems that allow you to progress day to day, one step at a time. It’s these little habits that will compound and eventually determine the trajectory of your future. That’s the idea behind James Clear’s book, “Atomic Habits.” Just like atoms […]

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Apr
08

Why a digital-first culture starts with education

When I first heard the term “digital first culture,” I was unimpressed. Don’t we already live in a digital first culture? Most of us use the internet and social media, so I didn’t get it, what was the big deal? To have a digital first culture, your organization must do more than add nifty technological […]

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Mar
31

How to support employees during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis, there’s no doubt about it. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been displaced, entire industries are being threatened, and hospitals are overrun. It’s a mess. With the entire world feeling fearful, on edge and uncertain,  there is an opportunity for leaders who wish to stand up and be a […]

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Mar
23

How to manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

Perhaps one of the most concerning effects of the coronavirus is the heightened levels of cortisol pumping through all of our veins during uncertain times. Put another way: Stress. With a global economic meltdown, job insecurity and social distancing, we’re all facing difficult times. We are social creatures; we need conversation and connections to keep […]

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Mar
12

Working remotely? Here’s how to stay productive and motivated

So you have to work from home for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19? Or maybe you’ve been working from home for a while now and are just looking to increase your work output? Either way, this is an opportunity to work on your time management skills and overall productivity level. Here are the […]

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Mar
11

Do associations still matter?

In a world where technology continuously evolves and communication boundaries appear to blur on a global scale, we may find ourselves wondering if associations still matter in the modern age. For generations, associations have been a valuable resource for people and have helped to set standards for various industries and interest groups. They’ve long provided […]

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