Empower Yourself

Jun
25

How to ask someone to be your mentor

You’ve identified a potential mentor — someone you think could help advance your career, provide encouragement and advocate for you. Now, it’s time to form that relationship. But how do you ask someone to be your mentor? According to Yale University, the first step is simple: Schedule a conversation by sending an email asking the […]

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Jun
17

Finding focus in the midst of uncertainty

In these unsettling times, refocusing on the future is both difficult and critical. Over the past few months, we have been forced to face crises head on. We’ve had to quickly adjust to working virtually, rethink in-person events, lead our teams and families through massive change, and acknowledge and internalize the racial inequalities that persist […]

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Jun
09

SURGE Connect is finally here!

Looking for SURGE Connect? All registrants will receive unique URLs 30 minutes prior to the start of each session. If you’ve already registered, check your inbox for the link! If you haven’t registered, do so now! We’ve planning this day for months: SURGE Connect presented by Feathr is finally here! This three-day virtual conference will […]

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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