October 19th, 2014

Note To DMOs: Steer Clear Of The Politics, But By All Means Get Into The Community

Community Engagement Provides Opportunity For The Destination Management Organization Seeking To Build Local Influence.

“Get into politics or go out of business” was the message from Brian Crawford of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) to a gathering of San Diego hotel and tourism leaders earlier this year.

Crawford, vice president of governmental and public

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September 11th, 2014

Presentation Skills And The Effective Leader

5th In A Series: Lessons On Executive Leadership Styles And Behaviors.

Did you know that the fear of public speaking is consistently ranked the top phobia in America? The fear of death comes in at number two.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld made an insightful and humorous observation based on these survey responses: “That means to the average

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August 26th, 2014

Writing Skills And The Effective Leader

4th In A Series: Lessons On Executive Leadership Styles And Behaviors.

Paul Danos is the longest-serving dean at a top U.S. business school — the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He began his tenure in 1995 when Amazon only sold books domestically and 150 million people relied on television to

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August 3rd, 2014

Positivity And The Effective Leader

3rd In A Series: Lessons On Executive Leadership Styles And Behaviors.

To hear health and fitness writer Dorothy Folts-Gray tell it, everyone knows yawns are catching, even from a photo, even from a dog. “But so are moods, and we pick them up without even realizing it.”

Mood contagion, the tendency to ‘catch’ (experience/express) another

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July 13th, 2014

Relationship Building And The Effective Leader

2nd In A Series: Lessons On Executive Leadership Styles and Behaviors.

In its recently (June 2014) published State of Nonprofits Report, the School of Leadership at the University of San Diego asserts that leadership is traditionally thought of as being expressed through the activities of an individual — the leader. However, contemporary leadership theory, says the university,

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