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  • Welcome to Las Vegas!

    If you’re up and reading this prior to noon, congratulations—you survived your first night in Las Vegas! Start that caffeine drip now, because the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is just getting started.  While the details of your evening may be hazy, we hope you remember yesterday’s Conference Kick-Starters—a series of quick-paced, interactive sessions new for 2015. With topics...
  • Casual Fridays, Flexibility and Taylor Swift: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

    Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m a Millennial. I like flex Fridays. I want a job that makes me feel good about myself. I wear a necklace that says ‘follow your bliss’ and frequently listen to Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday podcasts. I sometimes throw around the phrase ‘authentic self.’ I know how to Google the average salary of people with similar jobs in my city.  I really love Taylor Swift, and not...
  • It Can Wait Until Morning

    Here’s a shocking fact: When people get work emails after they’ve left work, they get angry. WHAT?! This news comes from a study released in February from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. In the UT-Arlington study, “Hot Buttons and Time Sinks: The Effects of Electronic Communication During Nonwork Time on Emotions and Work-Nonwork Conflict,” researchers surveyed...
  • I May Be the Next Olivia Pope

    Full disclosure: The majority of my political knowledge stems from watching “Scandal.” Which is to say, I know a lot.   Fortunately, the 2015 NAA Capitol Conference was a valuable experience for government affairs directors and Shonda Rhimes bingers alike.   Tuesday kicked off with world-renowned photographer Platon, who has captured the essence of everyone from Prince to Putin. The charismatic...

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