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Wednesday, Sept. 19: DFWAE September Luncheon
Location: MultiView, Las Colinas
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Ruth McLaughlin, "Cyber Theft and Fraud"

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DFWAE is seeking volunteers to serve on committees during 2012-2013. To volunteer to be a committee chair or member, please email about the committee you'd like to participate in. A list of committees is available at

ASAE conference volunteers needed
ASAE needs 500 volunteers to help with their conference Aug. 11-14 at the Dallas Convention Center. Visit for the event descriptions for volunteering. Please spread the word to other colleagues and associations.


How to properly define 'great leader' — and act like one
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Don't think of leadership as some set of fuzzy, intangible character qualities that some people are born with and others are not. Think of leadership as the performance of behaviors. The skill of performing these behaviors can be learned and developed by anybody. First, let's define "great leader" so it is clear what we are talking about. More

5 ways for associations to stay relevant
Successful Meetings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jeffrey Barnhart writes, "If you've been in the meetings business for a few decades, you might recall the days when executives out on the road would stand in line at an airport payphone for a chance to check in with their executive assistants to get messages. Work would actually have to wait until they returned to the office. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I long for those days. Smartphones, tablets and laptops have made our lives easier and have even contributed to a cultural lifestyle where we can gain instant access to almost anything and everything. With our society's increased connectivity today, business leaders have an unprecedented number of resources within their grasp." More

Leadership is about breaking things
N2Growth    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Conformity to the norm does little more than pour the foundation of obsolescence by creating an environment that shuns change rather than embraces it. Disruption is never found by maintaining the status quo, but it's most commonly revealed in the chaos that occurs by shattering the status quo. Smart leaders don't think "best" practices — they focus their attention on discovering "next" practices. The simple fact of the matter is too many leaders are concerned with fixing things, when what they should be doing is breaking things. More

Managing the media: 6 steps to ensure a successful event
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Whether it's a large convention with hundreds of journalists or a press conference with a dozen reporters, meticulous planning is crucial in order to ensure your organization's message is clearly conveyed. If you fail to plan appropriately, your media event could turn from an opportunity to build your brand into a public relations nightmare. More

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Team development is not a straight line drive
Thought Leaders LLC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People too often believe that success is a straight line drive. They want to assume that you start at point A and go immediately to point B without the distraction or bother of anything other than a direct path. But success is not found by traveling a straight line drive. Success and happiness are most assuredly found more often on the back roads and side roads and along the way from your starting point to your destination as part of what will likely be a very interesting, unexpected and winding path. More

Green meetings get easier with new standards
GreenBiz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Increasingly, greener — or more sustainable — meetings are occurring across the landscape. Today, more sustainable meetings, encouraged by EPA guidance on the topic and also available with the help of professional planners, mean more than what's green. Sustainable meetings, in addition to the environment, consider social factors; they also make good business sense. More

Leading views: 4 leadership imperatives
Leadership Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In The Performance Pipeline author Stephen Drotter describes a pipeline model that helps leaders at all levels address four leadership imperatives. The Performance Pipeline model focuses attention on each layer's results and on the interconnectedness of the layers. More

I want my Wi-Fi: Conference Internet access without breaking the bank
Associations Now Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As meetings and trade shows become ever more integrated with the Web, demand from conference-goers for on-site wireless Internet access has provided a new challenge to association meeting planners. Here's how conference planners and venues are answering the call for connectivity. More

5 ways to project credibility in an instant
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You're a smart and skilled leader with powerful potential. Still, in today's high-speed, hyper-competitive business world, when key opportunities knock, you have little time to make a big impression. In face-to-face interactions in particular, you have to project credibility in an instant or risk squandering precious moments to stand out and succeed. But what does credibility look like, really? And why do some smart, capable leaders project credibility, and others — who are just as smart and capable — don't? More

Raise the energy level of your next meeting with 1 simple technique
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John Jantsch writes, "I want to share a very simple technique that I think can add tremendous value. I attended a meeting the other day, and before we got down to the business of the agenda, the leader asked us each to reflect on one thing in business and one thing personally that we were really excited about. After a moment or two, we were asked to share those two items with the group." More

Drive employee performance and motivation
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Motivating your employees is a delicate and purposeful challenge that requires more than an annual review or jotting a few notes in someone's personnel file. Just like getting in shape or learning a new language, bolstering the motivation and performance levels of your employees won't happen overnight. The following are six ways you can improve performance and motivation in your workplace. More

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