The Resurrection of the Middle Manager

January 7, 2021

If you do a Google search for the term “middle manager,” you will notice a disturbing theme. The top articles that pop up are: “Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting?“, “The Miserable Middle Managers,” and “Why Middle Managers Need A Hug.” This past year has been a rough one for many, but the…

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Rethink Productivity: Help Your Remote Staff Make Time for Deep Work

December 18, 2020

Lately, during Zoom meetings, your team is looking more frazzled and fatigued. No surprise since they have more on their plates and more demands on their time. But are they making the best use of that time? You suspect they’ve fallen into poor work habits, jumping from task to task while projects requiring more focus…

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AMS Project Management Basics for Association Smarties

December 3, 2020

Although your AMS provider will supply you an implementation PM, you need your own to keep your team on track and look out for your interests.

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How to Maintain Your Vocational Well-Being

November 20, 2020

When your job becomes something you do that gives you purpose and drive, it becomes your vocation. Maintaining positive vocational well-being improves your overall physical and mental wellness. Gallup conducted a study to evaluate career wellbeing. This study found that employees who were engaged in their work were significantly happier and more interested throughout the…

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Communication Etiquette in a Distributed Workforce

October 27, 2020

It is vital to establish a communication etiquette that is accessible and universally applied across your organization.

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Virtual Management Quick Tips and Best Practices

October 15, 2020

Let’s be real: managing teams virtually is not the same as managing teams in person. Managing virtually requires leaders to reassess their mindsets, practices, and approaches to working with their teams. In person, leaders can initiate impromptu meetings in the break room, or they can “pop into” someone’s office to ask a question. Once casual…

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Tips to Stay Connected and Maintain Your Organization’s Culture Virtually

September 30, 2020

Maintaining your organization’s culture as you transition to a distributed workforce can be a daunting task. The most successful managers have an understanding and training in the communication and project management tools needed to lead optimal virtual teams. A part of their effectiveness lies in facilitating creative solutions for team bonding and connectedness. While some…

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Leveraging the Hidden Gems of a Virtual Office

September 16, 2020

Virtual offices can afford many obvious benefits – No traffic headaches or parking hassles. More flexible work hours. No expensive office or equipment leases. Technology enables easier, quicker team collaboration. Playing with your puppy at lunch. So, from both an employee and employer perspective, what’s not to like?   Less Obvious Benefits of a Virtual Workforce Moving…

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Equipping Your Virtual Workforce

August 19, 2020

You can strategically consider how to optimize your staff’s performance and your business operations for the future through better equipment policies and procedures.

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BIO International Convention 2020: Taking an International 17,000 Attendee Conference Virtual in Under 8 Weeks

August 5, 2020

On April 2, 2020, BIO, the world’s largest biotechnology organization, decided they had to take their International Convention virtual, and on June 8, 2020 they pulled it off.  How did they do it?  What did they learn?  We were very excited to have the opportunity to meet with one of the leaders behind BIO’s International…

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