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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Virtual Meetings are an Opportunity for Change

July 20, 2020

The pivot to virtual meetings is not a 1:1 exchange. It is something different than the “way we have always done it.” If you were thinking of replacing some part of or make changes to your old meeting, now is an opportune time to make that transition. Approach your meeting/conference changes not as what you…

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The Art and Science of Building a High Performing Team – Part 3

October 3, 2019

We all want to be successful. No matter what field we are in – athletics, academics, social work, or finances – we feel good when we meet goals and contribute to the wins of our overall organization.   Anyone in charge of building a team knows that feeling. The only caveat is that team leaders have…

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The Art and Science of Building a High Performing Team – Part 2

September 23, 2019

Building, leading, and sustaining teams that perform at a high level is both an art and a science… just like parenting.   Imagine you’re the parent of three young children, all between the ages of 5 and 10. You have 1 boy and 2 girls and, because you are a glutton for punishment, you decide that all three…

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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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Association Charrette – Lassoing in on Association Challenges Though Self-directed Peer Collaboration

April 2, 2019

February I registered to attend a 3-day retreat for association professionals known as Association Charrette. The event provides an environment for colleague collaboration to openly examine actionable pathways for association industry success. While it sounded like a great idea, there was no predefined subject matter on the agenda. I’d never attended anything like that before…

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Why your Association Needs a Data Strategy

March 26, 2019

Associations and non-profits fall into one of three categories: Anti-data. These organizations trust their gut. They are like gamblers who keep spending money because something in the atmosphere feels right. Fence-sitters. Most associations are here. They appreciate and occasionally make decisions based on a recent collection of data. Sometimes, they use research to inform their…

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Appreciation–Going Beyond “Thank You”

February 7, 2019

Carl, a freelance web developer, had just a few extra minutes to stop by the post office before picking up his daughter from school. He was expecting a check from a job he had completed the month before. Carl quickly grabbed the envelope and stuffed it in his pocket to get to the school on…

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