When Leaders Contract COVID with Steve Smith

When Leaders Contract COVID with Steve Smith

COVID has created challenges for leaders across the country as they deal with the impact of the pandemic on their colleagues, members, and finances. Communication amid crisis can require different tools and techniques. Empathy, clarity, and candor are what people want and need. So what happens when key staff members are affected by COVID? Steve …

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2.21: Driving Agility and Innovation with Kathleen O’Loughlin

2.21: Driving Agility and Innovation with Kathleen O’Loughlin

Kathleen O’Loughlin, DMD MPH CAE, began honing her leadership skills early in the professional life. Dr. O’Loughlin was the first female dental school class president and a valedictorian at Tufts University. Today she is a nationally recognized executive in the health care, nonprofit, and association management. Along the way, she has discovered the importance of …

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2.20: Identifying Personal and Professional Allies with Nancy Ukpe Gargula

2.20: Identifying Personal and Professional Allies with Nancy Ukpe Gargula

Nancy Ukpe Gargula joins us to share her experiences from her first year in the association industry as well as insights from her work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Nancy’s insights address a range of topics include ways to connect with others when you are new to your organization to how to slow down …

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2.19: Take Action: Invest in Your Career

2.19: Take Action: Invest in Your Career

This season we’re adding mini episodes that help you Take Action on the insights from guests, and some of the most crucial aspects of developing your network, building skills, and leading in your career. Each Take Action episode will be focused on a tool that makes action easier and drives towards positive results that you …

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2.18: Building a Career and Community with Amy Sherwood and Melissa Walling

2.18: Building a Career and Community with Amy Sherwood and Melissa Walling

Amy Sherwood and Melissa Walling share their experiences and advice on how they have built their careers and communities. This dynamic duo is both passionate about connecting with their members, association colleagues, and looking for new opportunities to develop their skills. Their intelligence, warmth, and drive shine through in their creative approaches to be constantly …

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2.17: Innovating Organizational Culture with Debra BenAvram

2.17: Innovating Organizational Culture with Debra BenAvram

Debra BenAvram juggles many complex situations and takes on challenging issues—it’s the nature of her work and what she does exceptionally well. In order to stay focused on what matters most, she has learned to focus first on innovation and organizational leadership. Her approach is simple. Be intentional and remove obstacles that get in the …

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2.16: Take Action: Develop Your Personal Advisory Board 

2.16: Take Action: Develop Your Personal Advisory Board 

This season we’re adding mini episodes that help you Take Action on the insights from guests, and some of the most crucial aspects of developing your network, building skills, and leading in your career. Each Take Action episode will be focused on a tool that makes action easier and drives towards positive results that you …

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2.15: Leading to your Career Passion with Catherine Johannesen

2.15: Leading to your Career Passion with Catherine Johannesen

Catherine (Cathy) Johannesen shares her journey from viewing a position as a job to a career long passion. Her well-navigated career blends aspects of how to find the balance between what you want in your personal life and your career, and balance that what you want will look different over time. With an eye on …

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2.14: Catalyzing your Career with Lakisha Ann Woods

2.14: Catalyzing your Career with Lakisha Ann Woods

From being a change agent in organizations to catalyzing her own career, Lakisha Ann Woods is a thoughtful and aware energizer. She is a superb example of leveraging the strengths of her team members, elevating others in their expertise, and learning to communicate in ways to meet people where they are most comfortable. Lakisha graciously …

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2.13: Creating a Culture of Organizational Success with Arlene Pietranton

2.13: Creating a Culture of Organizational Success with Arlene Pietranton

From reasonable risks to helping individuals get heard on their ideas, Arlene Pietranton is a thoughtful leader, who started her career as a speech pathologist and traveled the path to ASHA CEO. Within her time at ASHA she has developed an awareness of sourcing the best ideas for innovation, facilitated a mindful culture, and made …

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