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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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Take It To The House, Kid – What the 2020 Super Bowl Ads Reveal About Ourselves, Our Society

By Sarah Sladek It’s the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the dawn of a new decade, and the advertisers who invested in the 54th Super Bowl made some history...
The Question Every Leader Should Ask

The Question Every Leader Should Ask

By Sarah Sladek -  It’s happening again. Way back in June of 2018, I authored a blog on what was being referred to as “the big global crack up”. In...
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Why the Generational Topic is More Controversial — and More Relevant — Than Ever

By Sarah Sladek  There’s been considerable debate on the topic of generations. In 2019, the ‘OK, Boomer’ campaign reached a fever pitch globally. The phenomenon started when an unidentified Boomer...
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Workplace Etiquette: The haunting truth of ‘ghosting’

By Sarah Sladek, XYZ University CEO Workplace etiquette. Turns out, that’s a pretty controversial subject right now. Recently I presented at a conference for healthcare executives and heard many complaints...
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Flip Your Perspective to Achieve Greater Success

Reporting live from Australia, Sarah Sladek invites associations to flip their perspectives to reverse membership decline and disengagement. This five-part video series explores key challenges associations are facing and provides...
XYZ U eBook Shares 5 Turn-around Strategies for Associations to Grow into the Future

XYZ U eBook Shares 5 Turn-around Strategies for Associations to Grow into the Future

Membership associations represent millions of employees, industry interests in both government and education, and have the power to create real, meaningful change. However, 62% of associations are reporting flat or...
Empowering Association Chapters- A strategy to energize younger generations

Empowering Association Chapters: A strategy to energize younger generations

Associated General Contractors of America – Save the Associations Vol. 11 In the Summer of 2018, we explored what it means for an association to empower young professionals with the...
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Creating Positive Culture For Your Association

Culture is not some inanimate object to scoff at or neglect. Fueled by economic decline, rapidly changing technology, and demographic shifts, culture is more powerful than ever. Culture is not...
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The Importance of Knowing Your People

Last week, I had an opportunity to speak to a great group of folks from the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations about generational differences in the workforce. One of my...