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Starting with what associations can learn from the Romance Writers of America’s response to allegations of racism, and ending with a podcast on essentialism, this week’s Friday 5 is all about how to become a better professional.

Every Friday, we pull five articles our audience liked most from our weekly newsletters to keep up with what’s trending. This week, you’re focusing on becoming a better version of you. Whether it’s becoming more coachable or connecting with your employees, this week’s list is full of valuable tips on personal growth.

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Here are the 5 most-read articles from this week’s newsletter:

  1.     How the Romance Writers of America responded to racism accusations – and what associations can learn from them

When the Romance Writers of America faced backlash over allegations of racism, they pivoted to become a more diverse and inclusive organization. Heather Nolan describes the steps they took and what your organization can learn from them.

  1.     3 ways to become a more coachable employee from Fast Company

Stephanie Vozza explains how good leaders perform more like coaches than managers. “Instead of leading an employee toward a preset answer that meets their own objectives, coaches support the person on a path toward career development and, ultimately, greater job satisfaction,” she writes. She offers 3 tips to become more coachable. 

  1.     3 simple habits that separate successful leaders from everyone else from Inc

Founder and Chief Human Officer of Leadership From the Core, Marcel Schwantes, shares the three key skills needed to connect with your employees and build strong working relationships.

  1.   Taking over during a crisis? Here’s how to lead without alienating your new employees from Fast Company

 Nihar Chhaya explains four strategies to successfully lead a team of people you have not — and cannot — meet in person.

  1.    Less is more: The power of essentialism from HBR

Harvard Business Review shares author and business strategist Greg McKeown’s podcast on his mission to spread essentialism around the world. Essentially, essentialism is “living only for what really matters,” and in this podcast, McKeown talks about why it is beneficial.

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Ashley joined the AssociationSuccess.org content team in March of 2020. Having previously interned with Innovative Advertising, a division of People Who Think, LLC, Ashley discovered her love for mass communication through hands on experience. Ashley is passionate about making a safer, and healthier environment through education, and does what she can to make the world a better place.

Ashley joined the AssociationSuccess.org content team in March of 2020. Having previously interned with Innovative Advertising, a division of People Who Think, LLC, Ashley discovered her love for mass communication through hands on experience. Ashley is passionate about making a safer, and healthier environment through education, and does what she can to make the world a better place.

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