If you’re not exercising this emotional muscle, you’re probably setting yourself up for failure. I’m utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude. People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective.
44 Female Founders Every Entrepreneur Should Know
Lauren Drell, Mashable
Women comprise 47% of the U.S. workforce, but just 25% of the STEM workforce. While the tech sector has a reputation of being occupied by white males, women are making a go at careers in STEM fields. The success of prominent female leaders such as Facebook‘s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo‘s Marissa Mayer are bringing more attention to women in the tech sphere. But beyond the Sandbergs and the Mayers, there’s a crop of women who are not only leading, but also launching tech startups.
The Four Dumbest Rules That Will Kill Your Company’s Culture
Roberta Matuson, Fast Company
Imagine what a great place the working world could be without these dumb, stupid rules. It’s hard to imagine that the Olympics would have some dumb, stupid rules, but if this world-class organization can have some, it’s not a stretch that companies have them, too.
Best Practices for QR Campaigns
Liz King, Liz King Events
So you wanna use QR codes at your next event, huh? Well, I’m going to keep it real Liz King style and first of all tell you that the adoption rate for QR codes really hasn’t been what everyone expected. As cool as it seems, people are not whipping out their phones to find out what mysteries lie behind that little black and white box. But now that I’ve gotten that off my chest (I’m all about full disclosure), there are some tips that I can share with you about how to maximize the effectiveness of them at your events. While you may not have people scrambling to scan every code, there absolutely are ways to get people engaging with them.
All event planners know the challenge of keeping up with the changes in event technology. There are so many amazing tools, but it’s too difficult to vet each of them. Recently, I’ve been featuring some new resources on my blog and I thought it would be helpful to create a resource list as well. I haven’t personally tried each of these tools so that’s why I will rely on your feedback. At the bottom of each post, you’ll see a button to add a review. If you’ve used a tool, please leave your feedback for the community.