We have entered full-force event planning mode at the Academy these couple of months as we are gearing up for our annual Spring Summit the first week of May in Atlanta, Georgia. Although putting on an event can be lot of work, the outcome is often well worth the effort. In a world of heavy digital interaction, live events are a valuable way for businesses and firms to engage with their clients and prospective customers while creating ties within the community. It doesn’t hurt to be an event … [Read more...] about Client Events: Maximize Returns in 5 Steps!
We recently did some spring cleaning throughout the office. We ended up sending 20 large boxes of recycled paper along with a ton of other little things that accumulate over the years. Well, Susan Russel uncovered an old message I wrote for our members. I figured… what the heck, let’s recycle this too! Back in April 1996, we had no internet so this was sent via mass fax: "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." -Samuel Johnson There have been a huge number among us … [Read more...] about Some Things Never Change…
Happy Monday and welcome back from what I hope was an enjoyable and rejuvenating first weekend in August. This month always reminds me that the year is, once again, going by all too quickly. Soon, all the kids will return to school and before you know it, you’re lined up outside a Best Buy for 7 hours on Black Friday waiting for your chance to score a discounted 60” TV. In no time at all, we’ll be ringing in 2016. About this time of year we make it a point to check in with our community of … [Read more...] about Goal Check: How Will You Round Out 2015?
It seems like just yesterday we were worried about Y2K and fearing the crash of our computers and technology infrastructure. Fortunately, we needlessly worried about something that never came to pass. A few years ago a friend and I shared a New Year’s Eve in front of my fireplace reflecting on the joys and challenges of the past year and writing down what we wanted to remove from the upcoming year. Then, following the ceremonial “burning bowl” tradition, we threw the lists into the fire. It … [Read more...] about New Year, Fresh Perspective.