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The Secret to a High-Performance Culture

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since I read Jim Collins’ book, “Good to Great.” I remember being very impressed by the book at the time, both the concepts and the depth of the research that went into it. A lot of the ideas resonated with me, and it was satisfying to know there was correlational research to support ...

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Leadership TSAE Retreat Kicks Off Year-Long Program

Leadership TSAE is a nine-month program designed to help association professionals develop essential skills while creating a community within TSAE. We wanted to share some of this class’ experience so you could learn how your fellow members are learning from and engaging with TSAE, as well as gain ideas to incorporate into your own leadership programs. To learn more, visit ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a live-steaming platform that helps you broadcast to an audience of your friends and followers. If you have a Facebook account and a smartphone, you can use Facebook Live starting now. The options for how to use Facebook Live are endless, but let’s take your annual conference as one example. You can use Facebook Live to to ...

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Why You Should Optimize Your Website Before Redesigning It

Picture your favorite grocery store. You walk in and realize that everything in it has been reorganized. Your quick errand has now become an aimless wander through the store, searching for those few items that are no longer where they were. Frustrating, right? Now picture this same feeling entering a once-familiar website. Association members encounter this same issue when their ...

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Exercise Your Resilience Muscle

I was recently speaking at a conference in Philadelphia, and while doing a book signing after the presentation, a man walked up, put his hands on the table, looked right at me and said, “Dude, I thought my life was crappy. How do you keep getting back up after you’ve been knocked down?” I wasn’t sure whether to take it ...

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Meeting Planning for the Non-Meeting Professional

“You’re in charge of the entire conference.” That is what my boss said to me, just after the contracted meeting planner called saying she couldn’t make it. Me, the part-time college intern, moments before the opening session of our association’s annual flagship conference… “You are the only person on our team who is not on stage in five minutes. Do the ...

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Getting to Know TSAE’s Executive Director Steven Stout, CAE

On November 28, 2016, Steven Stout, CAE, joined TSAE as the new Chief Paid Staff Officer. Stout, a TSAE member for 10 years and past board member, had previously been with Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP®) for 14 years. He is a nationally recognized association leader, past participant in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Diversity Executive Leadership ...

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