Focus North

HIGHLIGHTS | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017

Below are highlights from our latest issue. Click on the cover image to view in full.


COVER STORY:
GLOBAL FOCUS, LOCAL ROOTS

The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) delivers educational benefits to members worldwide.

MEMBER IN MOTION:
TYLER VERRY, MN Academy of Ophthalmology

Get to know industry movers and shakers.

Featured sponsor:
Kahler HOSPITALITY GROUP

Get to know this issue's featured sponsor who is helping Associations North advance associations and Move Professionals Forward.

8 tips to successful mobile app activation

If you think you are ready to go from basic app launch status to pro, give these 8 steps a try!

3 positive ways to effectively address employee mistakes

Even in the best-run organizations, things go wrong and employees mishandle their assigned tasks. Sometimes those mistakes are significant and costly, infuriating managers who come down hard and with perhaps a bit of righteous fury on the hapless offender. But as most professionals know, such managerial venting just makes matters worse in the long run.

THE STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM

How many times have you heard someone say or even said it yourself, “we had the best planning retreat but accomplished very little since then.” There is a constant struggle to maintain momentum and the excitement and energy in that room at that moment. Occurring only once a year or less, an association’s retreat is a time for considering the past and planning the future. The outcomes may be inspiring ideas, commitment to new projects or a long-term plan. Participants leave motivated to improve their organization.

if you aren't doing mobile video, you aren't doing anything

With the advances being made by mobile device companies, it will go hand-in-hand with the growth of mobile content, like video. Phones are getting bigger screens, more high definition, and more convenient. People are wanting to show what they are up to, in the moment, via video. Therefore, things like Facebook Live have taken off. Do you remember when your parents filmed you on an actual video camera? What do you see parents filming their kids on these days? Mobile devices.

FOCUS POCUS: THE MAGIC OF SINGLE-MINDEDNESS

We live and work in a world filled with distractions. As technology advances, the number of diversions increases exponentially. It’s tempting to believe that the way to succeed is to not only keep abreast of the changes, but to be intimately familiar with what’s going on everywhere. And yet Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, attributes his own success to focus. He said, “My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” Bill Gates recognizes the value of “focus pocus” and the magic of single-mindedness.

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