Posts Tagged iLEAD

Sample Installation Ceremonies

First, congratulations to all the state and local chapters installing new officers and directors!  April and May are busy times for chapters throughout the country and we thought you might enjoy some samples of installation ceremonies. You may also use the NALS generic installation ceremony and tailor it to fit your chapter.  Many of you probably […]

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Top Ten Tips for Balance During the Holidays

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 While attending the NALS 61st Annual Education Conference & National Forum in Portland this October, I was able to sign up to receive Nancy Noonan’s newsletter.  Ms. Noonan was the closing speaker at the conference and I received her newsletter earlier this week and thought you might […]

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Calling All Micro-Managers!

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 “Telling someone to do something isn’t inspiring.” Picture this: A boss gives you a project to complete with a reasonable deadline and then constantly gives you instructions on how to finish the project, in great detail with many “reminders” thrown in for good measure.  Does it strike […]

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Dressed to the Nines

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 Life experiences remind us of good and bad times to help us move forward in more positive ways in the future.  When people consciously reflect on personal experiences, they often recite phrases such as ‘history bears repeating’ or ‘those who ignore history are bound to repeat it’ […]

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Fireworks of Brainstorming

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 As I was reviewing my favorite newsletters and blogs, my eye was caught by the title of this particular Mind Tools newsletter: Starbursting – Understanding New Ideas by Brainstorming Questions.  This link has some good tips and steps to help brainstorming burst into a form that generates […]

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Attention Leaders: We Need to Talk

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 If you have heard it once, you have heard it at least a hundred times: communication is crucial to success. Many of you communicate well as leaders, but we all know it is a skill that should constantly be improved, reevaluated and analyzed depending on the situation.  […]

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The Art of Constructive Criticism

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 How many times have you heard someone say, “things are changing?” And how many times have you seen a posting from a friend on Facebook that reminds you things haven’t changed all that much?  Well, that’s exactly what happened to me earlier this week when two friends […]

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Summertime Reading

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 NALS Next Generation Leadership (“NGL”) Committee has scheduled a webinar (free for members) on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. CST.  This webinar  will be an introduction to change management and Vicki Ballinger, PLS, co-chair of NGL, will be presenting.  It is a topic that touches […]

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Fundraising Ideas

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 How is your chapter going to increase the budget so that you can be successful and promote your projects this year?  Many of you are beginning a new year with new board members, new committees, and you might be wondering how you should get started.  Many NALS […]

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How to Stop Procrastinating

By Karen McElroy, PP, PLS, NALS Secretary/Treasurer 2012-13 This is a topic discussed in a newsletter I received this morning (how’s that for stopping procrastination!). Click here to view a PDF of How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips. The blog author, Henrik Edberg, has really impressed me (he’s been blogging since 2006) and when I […]

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