Planners do you know what they hide from you?

You would think in 2018 planners would not have to be weary about hotels sliding in “hidden charges”, but you must stay as vigilant as ever when you are working with hotel partners.  (Now this is not condemning ALL hotels or even certain chains, but a reminder that we are still dealing with entities that are here to make a profit.)     REMINDERS Did you know depending on the way the labor laws are Read more…

Must Sees in Rome

Following my previous blog on Rome, I wanted to touch on the tidbits I learned about sightseeing in Rome (the Eternal City) and what to look out for. Here are some tips that we found out before we left the USA and a few we learned along the way. Book your tour prior to leaving home. Popular tours and attractions can book up months ahead of time and you wouldn’t want to be disappointed. You Read more…

How to Keep Associations Off the Extinction List

  As industry and specialized occupations emerged into the market place, it fell to professional societies/Associations to develop methods of testing and evaluation and to assemble their respective bodies of knowledge for future reference. Standards were developed against which professionalism could be measured and degrees of excellence established. Professional societies/Associations have made a significant contribution over the years as consultants to governments and academia and have played a major role in broadening the scope of Read more…

Rome, Why It’s the World’s Oldest City.

As part of my own mental relaxation, I try and get away at least once a year and travel anywhere in the world that has captured my interest. This year Rome was where I chose for my annual trip.  I was in Rome over 30 years ago and I wanted to see how much one of the World’s oldest cities could change, so my best friend and I jumped on a plane from Birmingham, England Read more…

Do you Manage as a Ruler or Team Player?

I’ve had the opportunity lately to watch many different types of people in various countries over the last few weeks as I traveled abroad for vacation.   One night I was in this very busy Rome pizzeria and sat at a table closest to the pizza oven and watched impeccable team work. When pizzas came out of the brick oven, piping hot it didn’t matter who was waiting the table or even if they worked at Read more…