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Is it Helpful to Label Employees?

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It can be, but it often causes a host of problems In virtually every workplace, certain traits are used to describe employees: Mary is a hard-worker, Jerry is lethargic, Tom is brilliant and Jen is chatty. Such descriptions often become labels that at best help to generally convey employees’ qualities, but at worst put them…

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Category Archives: Career

Winning Strategies from an NFL Star

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Darren Woodson embraces hard change on and off the field We had the good fortune last month to have Darren Woodson as our luncheon keynote speaker for the Smart Meeting Southwest event at the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas. I was so inspired and felt so congruent with Woodson’s message that I am…

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Women’s Leadership Events: Do More Than Meet—Move

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Join a women’s leadership group, get inspired, then what? Women’s leadership seminars and conferences have popped up all over the place within most major industries over the last few years. The meeting industry in particular is heavily represented by women, but the highest level of management roles in meetings and hospitality—general managers, vice presidents and…

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Category Archives: Career

Stay Smart: Continuing-Education Opportunities for Planners are Everywhere

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These days, continuing education isn’t optional for meeting and event organizers. It’s a necessity to keep up with changes in almost every area of planning. Despite being in the meetings and events industry more than 20 years and holding the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, Paula Rigling and Tonya Almond routinely seek out new knowledge…

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The Next Generation of Work Martyrs

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Even though they earn the least amount of vacation days, millennial workers are the generation most likely to forfeit time off, according to a new study from Project: Time Off. Findings from “The Work Martyr’s Cautionary Tale: How the Millennial Experience Will Define America’s Vacation Culture” suggest members of Generation Y neglect vacation days because…

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Category Archives: Career

Study: How Meeting Preferences Vary by Age, Industry, Location

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Unified communications vendor ShoreTel recently conducted a global survey of more than 1,000 people about meeting habits and productivity that dispelled several common beliefs about today’s meetings and how individuals feel about them. For example, the study, titled “Build a Better Meeting,” shows that millennials participate in meetings in conference rooms with their peers at…

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Bizzabo’s List of ‘Top Event Profs to Follow’ IDs Who’s Who in Industry

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Bizzabo recently published a list of the top 60 event professionals to follow on Twitter based on event coverage and overall digital presence—and we’re happy to see that lots of familiar faces within the Smart Meetings family made the list. According to Bizzabo contributor Stephanie Schutz, the list was compiled using Klout scores, Moz Page Authority,…

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