The Art and Science of Leading a High Performing Team – Part 1

September 12, 2019

Some things in life are pure science…  …The distance from you to the closest grocery store.   …The weight of your first-born.   These are quantifiable facts in this world that just – well – they just are.   Then, there are things that are more complex…  …The love you have for your family.  …The feeling you get when you see a…

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Adding Creativity to Remote Onboarding

September 3, 2019

Onboarding can seem like a boring, need to go through the motions type task when bringing on new hires, but overlooking one of the first instructive experiences can detract from the goal of creating successful new employees. The lack of creativity in onboarding, particularly for remote teams, isn’t helping any of the participants in feeling…

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Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials

August 22, 2019

As even the most traditional workplaces are modernizing their technology systems and creating technology-based strategies, the lines between younger and older generations are clear. Millennials were the first wave of technologists, but many people from Gen Z are also entering the workforce. Their native understanding of technology widens the gap among a workforce even more.…

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The Importance of a Positive First Professional Experience

August 12, 2019

A first job and a first boss are formative elements for a young person early in their career. At my first job in the association industry, I worked for Molly Grenn at the National Spa and Pool Association. I’d like to thank her, for as my mentor and boss, her guidance ultimately shaped my career trajectory. We should all be thinking critically…

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Transitioning to a Remote Workplace – An Association’s Perspective

July 29, 2019

Part 3 of 3 If you tuned in to the first two parts of this three part blog series on associations transitioning to a virtual workplace, you’ve already read about why and how The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has been working to transition to a virtual workplace. In this last segment, two…

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Transitioning to a Remote Workplace – An Association’s Perspective

July 18, 2019

Part 2 of 3 As noted in Part 1 of our 3 part series on associations transitioning to a virtual workplace, The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is in the midst of developing their ideal virtual work environment. In this piece, NCTE’s Executive Director, Emily Kirkpatrick, shares her experience thus far with the…

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Transitioning to a Remote Workplace – An Association’s Perspective

July 8, 2019

Part 1 of 3 Today’s work environment has evolved extensively over the last decade. In the past, having a job typically required physical presence; however, with advanced technologies and cloud-based systems that is no longer always the case. In fact, millions of people currently work from home at least part of the time and it…

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Choosing the Right Project Management Software for YOUR Team

June 26, 2019

If we were to take a poll, few would be surprised to discover that most professionals have not been formally trained in project management. When you first started your career, did you hunger to understand the best methods for delegating tasks and leading a team toward a specific goal? Doubtful. However, more and more, project…

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Starting Well: four essentials for a good project charter

June 17, 2019

Great works of literature are known for their beginnings. “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” “Call me Ishmael.” “In the beginning, God created.” Some of the most classic songs can be identified by their very first notes. Stairway to Heaven… Let it Be… Stayin’ Alive. Of course, just because…

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Work-Life Integration: the Newest Evolution of the Workplace

May 16, 2019

Every generation looks at its parents and thinks, “I can do better!” or “I like some of that, but not everything.” Think about your lifestyle, or the way you parent, and compare it to what you experienced growing up. There are obvious differences, right? A similar scenario has played out in the workplace over the…

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