Career & Leadership

What will it take for you to create career that you want? Here are ways to develop leadership and cultivate other essential skills, plus hacks that can make a big impact on anyone's day-to-day work. And we look at ethics — how do your colleagues draw the line on everything from freebies to food waste?

How Being Weird Can Improve Your Job Prospects

We all have unique preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. Find out why one sales trainer and social-media expert thinks you should showcase what makes you, well, you, so that you stand out in the candidate pool.

BY David McMillin May 23, 2019

How to Get Invited to Take a Seat at the Table

Danielle Urbina’s professional-development path caught the attention of the American Heart Association, which chose her to fill a newly created strategic event leadership position.

BY David McMillin May 23, 2019

News for Professionals: Advice and Ideas from the World of Work

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors May 23, 2019

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

BY Casey Gale May 23, 2019

Weak Social Ties Can Make You Happier, Strengthen Career Prospects

Most people don’t assign much meaning to weak social ties, such as to neighbors, fellow gym-goers, the baristas at a local coffee shop, or acquaintances at work. But according to a recent New York Times article by Allie Volpe, individuals who cultivate these low-stakes relationships feel happier, more empathetic, and less lonely. In May’s cover

BY Casey Gale May 22, 2019

Tahira Endean: Creating All-Inclusive Learning Environments

When Tahira Endean leads a PCMA Education Conference workshop on learning styles next month in Los Angeles, she’ll be putting her passion for brain-friendly event design to good use.

BY Jasmine Zhu May 18, 2019

Can Your Annual Meeting Become a Lifelong Career Coach?

Associations and professional societies aim to send attendees home with tangible takeaways that can be put into action tomorrow. Is it time to take a longer view?

BY David McMillin May 17, 2019

Employees Aren’t Speaking Up at Work, but They Should

If employees see something wrong at work, they speak up, right? Not so, says recent research, which finds such silence can cost companies thousands of dollars.

BY Angela Campiere May 16, 2019

Showcare President Amilie Parent: Trust Important in any Industry

As Amilie Parent steps into the role of president of Showcare, she reflects on how her career path has prepared her to spearhead the company’s next generation of growth.

BY David McMillin May 15, 2019

Work-Life Balance: Is it ‘Mission Impossible’?

Event professionals share tips on how they — and their teams — avoid burnout.

BY Kim Benjamin May 15, 2019

Annalisa Ponchia Baccara Joins AIM Group

The former ESOT CEO is AIM’s first director of innovation and customer experience.

BY Cristi Kempf May 14, 2019

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

BY Casey Gale May 14, 2019