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How to Bring Belonging Back

Early in my career, I was recruited to sit on an association’s board of directors and given the opportunity to spearhead a priority initiative for the organization. I was thrilled...
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Getting Leaders On Board With Change

How to approach leaders that are stuck in tradition and often struggle with changing or trying something new. I’ve been a futurist for 20 years, and at just about every...
Losing Our Empathy: How to Team-Build When People Could Care Less

Losing Our Empathy: How to Team-Build When People Could Care Less

Blame it on a 24-hour news cycle, social media, corruption, the increased use of profanity, or savage political campaigns, but one thing has become very apparent, we have lost what...
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The Price is Right: Why Higher Salaries Won’t Single-Handedly Solve the Workforce Crisis

Six years ago, Dan Price, the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, set off a media firestorm when he raised the firm's minimum salary from $35,000 to $70,000 and slashed his own...
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Kick the Quit: Why Work Isn’t Working and What to Do About It

The Great Resignation. The Talent Tsunami. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s the speck of sand in our eyes – it stings, it’s anxiety-inducing, and it’s become impossible to...
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How to Cultivate a Sense of Belonging

Early in my career, I was recruited to sit on a board of directors and asked to spearhead a priority initiative for the association. I was both humbled and ecstatic...
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How to Deal with an Organization in Denial

A year ago, President Trump was under fire by experts and pundits for being in denial about the seriousness of the pandemic. In the early weeks, the President referred to...
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How Cancel Culture Will Change Your Organization

Given the opportunity to time travel, would you choose to visit the past or the future? I was participating in a virtual happy hour when this question popped up. Some...
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Why They Quit: How To Retain Young Talent

As vaccines are being distributed, there is hope the worst of the pandemic is nearing an end. But if research is any indication, another kind of crisis may just be...
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The best incentive for membership growth

I've been asked this question many times in the past few months and my response is always the same: Incentives don't work. During pandemic, associations focused on being accessible and supportive. When...