Category: Empower Yourself

Everything You Need to Know About Goal Setting

As we close the door on some of the most challenging years in recent history, finding motivation for personal growth and development can be tough. As folks reflect on things and begin planning how exactly the new year will bring about that “new year, new me,” goal setting may be the answer.  Whether you want […]

7 Work-Life Balance Strategies for Association Professionals

You work hard to deliver for your members. But the pandemic has disrupted your professional life and increased demands on your home life. Even with all the talk about things opening up (or not), your workload has increased and you’re spending more time than ever in meetings. You know there must be a better way […]

How to Use Your Association’s 990 Form to Ask For a Raise

Know your worth — the most common phrase heard when discussing pay rate at your organization. As the focus on essential workers and prioritizing mental health rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the true value of one’s skills and time skyrocketed.  This awareness brought about a well-deserved conversation on what a worker is really worth, […]

How to Beat Burnout and Help Your Team Overcome Feeling Like There’s Not Enough Time in the Day

We live in an increasingly productivity-obsessed world, which leads many employees to feel overwhelmed with their schedules and workload – both at home and in the workplace. It’s not uncommon for teams to feel like there’s simply not enough time in the day to accomplish all of their tasks and initiatives.  While this feeling is […]

VIDEO: 5 qualities of a good mentor

There are several qualities you should look for when vetting a potential new mentor.

Why Networking Is More Important Than Ever

Building your career requires time, effort  and  — most importantly — the ability to develop relationships and connections that can help you discover better opportunities for advancement. 

How to ask to work from home in a post-COVID environment

When framing your ask, be sure to speak the language of business.

The 5 Qualities All Good Leaders Have

A good leader doesn’t have to be a genius, he or she just needs to be competent — both at their jobs and the leadership aspects of their role. 

It's not you, it's me: Why your mentoring relationship isn't working out

While a mentoring relationship is traditionally thought of as a senior leader providing guidance to a junior professional, mentoring can follow many pathways. In my own career, I’ve established relationships as both a mentor and a mentee through formal mentoring programs. I also receive professional guidance though a peer group of mid to senior-level female […]

Solve problems by putting yourself in someone else's shoes

Design Thinking is about a starting point. In the face of a problem, a challenge or a task to be completed, finding the most effective solution is not just a matter of choosing the route. It involves establishing the starting line. Design Thinking is a problem solving process that starts with adopting the position of […]

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