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?

Retirepreneur Startup Shows Older Workers New Options

After working more than 15 years in events industry, Donna Kastner isn’t slowing down —she’s focusing on new entrepreneurial project for the ‘modern elder.’

BY Curt Wagner May 30, 2019

Tamika Catchings Takes the Main Stage at PCMA’s Education Conference

In her early years, the retired WNBA star avoided conversations due to struggles with hearing loss. When it comes to speaking, Catchings has done a 180 — as evidenced by her upcoming appearance on the Main Stage at PCMA’s Education Conference.

BY David McMillin May 30, 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 30, 2019

How Weak Social Ties Can Boost Career Prospects

People who cultivate low-stakes relationships (like with their local coffee shop barista), are more empathetic, less lonely, and more likely to find work because of their larger social circle, some experts argue.

BY Casey Gale May 29, 2019

Friday Lunches and Johnnie White’s Rise to the Top

Make sure ‘those in charge understand … what you bring to the table,’ advises Johnnie White, whose journey to the office of CEO at the American Society of Appraisers started 25 years ago, when he first set his sights on leading an association.

BY David McMillin May 29, 2019

Making Your Vacation Last

Time off is important — but how can you stay relaxed and productive once you get back to the office?

BY Barbara Palmer May 28, 2019

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

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 26, 2019

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale May 26, 2019

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