As an association, one of IAVM’s most important goals is to bring our industry together through sharing. We publish this blog to share inspiring stories, current trends, relevant news, and the success stories of others. We provide conferences and educational programs to encourage networking connections and to open dialogue between our members.
We use our advanced education like Senior Executive Symposium to inspire senior managers in a week-long think-tank to hone their leadership skills, map their leadership paths, and share the ways they inspire their staff to follow them on their quest for success.
Typically, words like bold, dynamic, motivated, visionary, driven, and passionate are used to describe a leader. Generous, sharing, and giving have yet to find a solid place in our leadership lexicon. But these words can become an important vocabulary and become powerful tools to expand and improve your leadership ability.
John Hall with Forbes has written an article called, “Be A Leader In Your Industry: Help Others,” which focuses primarily on business partnerships and expanding business relationships, but these same principles make excellent suggestions for leaders looking to inspire their own staffs, grow their personal brands, and help others in the industry succeed, and in turn, succeed themselves. We encourage you to find ways to give back and, of course, don’t forget to share your success stories with us.
Here are some of John Hall’s tips from the article that we’ve translated for venue managers so you can be a leader in our industry. You can read his original article here.
Five Ways to Lead by Giving
Encourage others in their endeavors
Lead by example
Volunteer your time
Share your knowledge
There are more principles of leadership culture covered in IAVM’s 2014 Senior Executive Symposium. There is still time to register for the May 12-15 course. Visit www.iavm.org/SES to learn more.