Empower Yourself

Jun
04

Meet our SURGE Connect keynote interviewees

We are so excited our SURGE Connect virtual conference is almost here!  Each day of SURGE Connect begins with a keynote interview, conducted by AssociationSuccess.org’s content manager Chelsea Brasted, meant to present new ideas and creative connections between association professionals and experts in other industries. For SURGE Connect, we’ve got a diverse trio of conversations […]

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Jun
02

Why failure is more valuable than success

The most challenging moments in life have some things in common. They are the moments we disappoint our peers or loved ones, don’t meet expectations, or fail to accomplish a goal. The fear of failure is deeply embedded in our culture, from the education system to the way many companies work. Failure is simply not […]

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May
13

It’s not you, it’s me: Why your mentoring relationship isn’t working out

While a mentoring relationship is traditionally thought of as a senior leader providing guidance to a junior professional, mentoring can follow many pathways. In my own career, I’ve established relationships as both a mentor and a mentee through formal mentoring programs. I also receive professional guidance though a peer group of mid to senior-level female […]

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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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May
05

Need help with that? Consider full-circle mentoring

When we hear the word mentorship, we typically think of someone seasoned walking along someone who is less experienced and seeking to learn from their wisdom and mistakes, and that would be correct — as one aspect of mentorship. The reality is mentoring is all about relationships, and there are plenty of relationships we can […]

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Apr
29

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

From the time we begin work in the morning to the time we wrap things up for the day, there’s no telling what’s going to come across our desks or land in our inboxes.  Especially now, as association professionals around the world are contending with the coronavirus and its impacts on not only our industry […]

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Apr
21
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
24

The single best work-from-home advice I’ve ever received

When my husband and I go out to dinner, we have a phones-down date night rule. As soon as we sit down, he passes his phone off to me, and I tuck it, along with my own, into my purse, which gets slung over the back of my chair and neither of us can touch […]

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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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