Empower Yourself

Jul
15

PAVING YOUR PATH TO YOUR MID-CAREER

I’m at an interesting point in my career journey where I’ve recently transitioned from a young professional to a mid-careerist. What I’ve found is that defining your mid-career, and your career in general, is really up to you. It’s up to you to pave your own path, and the good thing is that you can do anything […]

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Jul
04

MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT WITH YOUR STORY

So many times people came to me and said, “There’s no place for me to be heard or seen” or “It’s such a saturated marketplace! I’m not even going to bother trying to share my story.” Even more so, the concept of storytelling has gotten a somewhat bad reputation lately because so many people are using […]

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Jun
06

WHY DON’T YOU JUST MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE?

It begins innocently enough. Career milestones are reached. You find yourself in conference sessions instructed noticeably below your skill level. The interns at your office look, maybe even are, young enough to be your children. You may not yet be a C-Suite leader, but you’d be kidding yourself attending a Young Professionals happy hour. Welcome to […]

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May
13

WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR JOB

In Washington D.C., we often define our identity through our jobs as association executives. But what happens, as happened to me last year, when you lose that job and are suddenly looking for a new position? Well you go through the stages of grief (you know the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). […]

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Apr
25

THE ABC TO BECOMING A HEALTHIER HUMAN IN YOUR ASSOCIATION

As busy association executives at every level of your organization, you are required to address multiple demands at the same time. You experience change, and that change can cause chaos. I practice and teach applied mindfulness, which has changed my life. It has given me the ability to stay calm in moments of chaos, and it […]

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Mar
07

HOW TO BE A NOTICER: ORIENTING LEARNING TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Is the learning you offer future focused? If you start changing your learning programs once you discover a new direction or need in your industry, it’s likely too late. It takes months or years to retool things like learning design, pathways and marketing. We need to find out what’s going to happen in our industry next […]

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Mar
04

BOOK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2019

Editor’s note: Every month, we interview a different author who has valuable insights that are relevant to professionals within the association industry. From widely varying perspectives and specializations, we hope to provide our dedicated audience with quality reading to continue fostering growth and inspiration! THE NON-OBVIOUS GUIDE TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT (FOR MILLENNIALS, BOOMERS AND EVERYONE […]

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Feb
28

Association Happenings to Celebrate! PART TWO

In part one of this series, we celebrated the books that have been propelling and supporting our efforts towards the future for associations. This second part is a compilation of events and programs that represent a shift in the industry (yes, our own event might have made its way in here, but as a truly collaborative exploration […]

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Feb
19

Are You Productive, or Just Busy? One Word Can Help You Find Out

To work is to use resources – time, talent, expertise, energy, or a combination thereof – to create a new output. What makes work productive is when our effort has transformed resources into new output of value. If we spend half our waking hours leasing our personal resources to our employer, productivity is worth the pursuit, knowing that our efforts […]

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Feb
14

Association Happenings to Celebrate! PART ONE

Associations need to be flexible and ready to evolve to meet the needs both of their audiences and the world at large, but there’s no doubt that they are up to the challenge! It’s constantly coming to our attention that we have an industry of forward thinking professionals, and I am confident that we are well […]

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