Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

Be a Leader People Trust

Monday, 13 November 2017 04:38

Leadership development is a lifelong quest; it's an art, a discipline, a balance of many traits. One challenge for leaders is how to be authentic in the difficult situations we face each day.

Why Do Millennials (Unfairly) Get a Bad Rap?

Friday, 10 November 2017 07:00

I'M SUCH A MILLENNIAL. Really. I can't speak for 80 million people, but I align so deeply to all the things discussed (and so many of the clichés), including wanting to have a purpose I'm deeply connected to (or finding that purpose), seeking balance and meaning with my work, but more than anything, wanting to change the world and make it a better place.

Stay with Me

Friday, 13 October 2017 09:57

All too often, employers are asking questions that could help retain a valued employee after the employee is already out the door.

How to Let Go of the Baggage Weighing You Down

Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Patron Saint of Overstuffed Cars, pray for us. I am no Kardashian. I don't think I've ever had anything I've posted on social media come anywhere close to going viral. But this photo I posted a few weeks ago of me, my daughter and mother-in-law as we set out on a long road trip came pretty close.

Finding Inspiration Outside of the Afterschool World

Thursday, 14 September 2017 03:59

Our brains are wired for novelty. We know this because we are alerted each time a stimulus in our environment feels out of the ordinary. This has always been a wonderful advantage, and an aspect of human brain development that our survival as a species depends on. It's time to change up the dull routine of incoming information that arrives via predictable, tedious, well-worn roadways.

The Best Tips, Thoughts and Things for Afterschool Leaders

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:26

Afterschool's current leaders and our next generation of leaders have unique needs—for inspiration, connections, and the opportunity to build or share knowledge.