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Director's Desk Archive

  • Continuing Efforts To Stay Relevant And Strong

    In the spirit of this year’s theme of staying relevant, GAWDA counts down to the end of the year as we move to self-management. In the last four years, GAWDA has experienced a huge amount of change. First, the move to Florida where the Association was managed by AWS, and now the move to self-management. [...]

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  • GAWDA Is Heating Up This Summer

    Summer is finally here after a long cold winter. If you attended the Spring Management Conference, then you know from Alan Beaulieu’s (ITR Economics) presentation that this should be a good year for our industry. If you were not able to attend the Spring Management Conference, then you missed a number of insightful presentations with [...]

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  • Keeping Up With Change

    We all know change is constant and nothing stays the same, but merely acknowledging this fact is not enough to keep us ahead of the game. Each changing day brings us new opportunities to reinvent ourselves and our organizations. We’re constantly exposed to new ideas of how to improve the way we do things. They [...]

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  • Avoiding Information Overload

    Not too long ago, information was hard to come by. Before online search engines, social networks, blogs, tweets, chat rooms, YouTube, instant messaging, text messaging and email, people relied on only a handful of resources for their news and information, including newspapers, magazines, a few network TV stations and radio programs. Business communications were also painfully [...]

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  • The Power Of History And The Direction Of Your Future

    History is a tricky thing, especially when it relates to business. We all feel the need to preserve our past, as we plan for our future. Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” This rings true for most of us, and [...]

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  • The Power Of History And The Direction Of Your Future

    DIRECTOR’S DESK History is a tricky thing, especially when it relates to business. We all feel the need to preserve our past, as we plan for our future. Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” This rings true for most of us, [...]

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  • What Does Peak Performance Really Mean?

    Positioning yourself for peak performance can be applied to the GAWDA experience. By John Ospina

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  • Members Only!

    GAWDA website offers new resources exclusively for members. By John Ospina

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  • Looking At The Baltimore SMC And Beyond

    This year's SMC looks at how domestic and international factors shape the business landscape. By John Ospina

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  • What 2012 Has In Store For GAWDA

    Start the year off right with GAWDA programs that can save you time and money. By John Ospina

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