YOU SHOW UP FOR A TECH RUN THROUGH
and ;ind out that there was a misunderstanding with the specs and the AV company is missing a key piece of equipment.
Instead of getting angry or placing blame
you breathe deeply and have a respectful
conversation about how to solve the
problem. This is self-leadership.
You have the opportunity to work
from home on a six-month trial basis.
Instead of turning on the TV and getting
distracted or working until midnight
every night interrupting family time, you
;ind the balance of prioritized focused
action and the ability to step away from
the computer for set hours. This is
There are many different examples I
can provide, but here’s a de;inition from
The meeting industry, and the world,
is rapidly changing all around us. From
new technologies and meeting trends to
job hopping and room demand. As meet-
ing professionals you have to not only be
able to deal with change but drive it. And
each of you fall in a slightly different place
on the “spectrum of change”—your level
of resistance versus ability to embrace
change. No matter what your initial resis-
tance may be, if you plan to stay in this
industry you will want strategies to help
you feel more comfortable with change
and even come to enjoy it…so that you
can lead it.
BY HEATHER HANSEN O’NEILL
Heather is an award-winning speaker, author and connection expert helping
associations and companies create better leaders and more cohesive teams. She’s
also a member, past VP of education and upcoming president-elect for the MPI
WestField Chapter. Learn more at www.heatherhansenoneill.com.
Tackling changes and challenges with
passion, objectives and focused action.