Nothing we do is inevitable. Our success as association professionals is not inevitable. Achieving a thriving conference and burgeoning membership is not inevitable. We are not guaranteed that our association will stay small or that it will grow big. Nor are there any assurances that if we do everything right, at the right time, with the right people, we’ll succeed spectacularly—or nose dive miserably. So as long as you choose to take this amazing, exciting, frustrating, uncertain, … [Read more...]
The Fantastic, Super-Sized, Research Proven Benefits Of Curiosity
The future belongs to the curious! Curiosity is the key to success both now and in the future. When curiosity is combined with passion, aspiration and accomplishment it creates a winning formula resulting in achievement. Conference organizers that create a culture of curiosity gain both a short and long term competitive edge. Those that exhibit curiosity tend to be more creative, more successful, and more fulfilled say researchers. Cultivating a culture of curiosity is good for business … [Read more...]
Lather Up Curiosity, Rinse, Repeat!
Children are curious creatures. They explore, question and wonder, often through play. In this context, they learn. We are naturally inclined to learn new things; thus reaping curiosity’s benefits. From the moment we are born until we die, learning is hardwired into our brains. As adults, our challenge is to embrace curiosity instead of viewing it as a childish behavior that should be restrained and suppressed. The Curiosity Cycle As we grow from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, … [Read more...]
How Do We Know Curiosity Killed The Cat? (Allegedly.)
Curiosity allegedly killed the cat. How do we know curiosity killed that cat? Were there any eyewitnesses to that crime? Did anyone hear strange cat calls? Did you see what curiosity was wearing? Do you know any reason why curiosity wanted to kill the cat? Were curiosity and the cat family, friends, enemies, frenemies, or strangers? What color was the cat? What was that cat’s name? How old was it? Is there a carcass or any evidence? Did the cat die from poking its paws through holes in a box? … [Read more...]