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Rules to Live By: The Nature of Ethics

October 14, 2021

When you think of ethics, what comes to mind? Doing what people say you should do? Obeying the law? While these can both be part of ethical behavior, it takes a lot more than just listening to authority figures or doing what’s legal to be an ethical person.

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3 Ways to Handle Burnout

October 11, 2021

Have you ever experienced a case of burnout? If so, it can be a challenging experience. During the school year, we take on many responsibilities and may find it hard to balance work, academics and life with so much on our plate. It is important to find a way to take a break and rest–both physically and mentally–to avoid burnout.

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3 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Decision-making Skills

September 20, 2021

Have you recently taken on a new leadership position? While many perks come with the role, more responsibility often means increased pressure to make the best possible decisions.

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3 Leadership Activities to Jump-start Your New Team

July 23, 2021

An important part of team building is supporting your teammates and learning their individual leadership styles. Check out these three ideas to help your new team hit the ground running!

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Women's History Month Discussion with Emerging Leaders

March 29, 2021

Three emerging leaders sit down with AT&T to discuss the importance of women's history month.

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5 Business and Leadership Books That Should Be on Your List

March 1, 2021

Throughout my academic career, I have found that a good book is hard to beat. I can honestly say that certain books have even changed my life—everything from basic tasks such as how I make my bed, to greater things like the way I think and process information.

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Watch Now: Executive Mentor Roundtable on De-stressing

November 5, 2020

Check out DECA’s Executive Mentor Roundtable on “De-stressing." Two executives share how stress—good and bad—plays a role in their everyday lives and offer tips and tricks to help you manage your stress in your personal and professional life.

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Good Stress, Bad Stress: Find Your Sweet Spot

November 3, 2020

We all experience stress on a daily basis, but the amount we experience depends on how well we cope with the various stressors in our lives. Here are a few tips to help you identify good versus bad stress and find the perfect balance.

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5 Tips to Take Your Productivity to the #NextLevel

November 3, 2020

Schoolwork, volunteering, extracurricular activities, DECA... can you really do it all without endless all-nighters? We think so! Check out five of our favorite ways to level-up your schedules, to-do lists and priorities for peak productivity.

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How to Fight Off Zoom Fatigue

November 3, 2020

Whether it’s trying to combat Zoom fatigue or attempting to deal with the strain and stress that comes from staring at a screen all day, here are three tips to help you de-stress in an age of virtual living.

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Work Out the Stress

November 3, 2020

Today’s teens pack a lot into their busy schedules, which has caused stress levels and anxiety to increase in recent years. D’Andre Vasquez, DECA’s 2019-2020 High School Division President, discusses how he handles the stress in his life and how you can too!

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De-stress for Success

November 3, 2020

Life will always throw challenges your way, but the biggest challenges present opportunities for the greatest rewards. So, what’s the best way to manage stress? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, here are some of the ways that work best for me.

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DECA Talks: Success Is Impossible Without Failure

December 1, 2022

Success and fulfillment are not straight lines. Success is impossible without failure. Isaac will show you that regardless of where you are in this organization and no matter how you define success, DECA can start you on your life’s ultimate power trip.

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From Your Chapter to Your Community: All Those in Favor Say, “Let’s Vote!”

October 21, 2022

This November, general elections will take place. After registering to vote, research local poll locations, schedules and each candidate running. Be prepared to stand in line for your turn to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8, 2022) or seek the availability of early voting.

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Accepting Differences: Adding LGBTQ+ Inclusivity into Your Leadership Style

October 7, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. To many, this may be just an ordinary Tuesday, but for LGBTQ+ individuals, this is a day of celebration for being yourself—no matter how you identify. This article is the perfect stepping stone to help educate yourself and get the edge in an inclusive leadership style!

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Top 5 Leadership Podcasts to Listen to this International Podcast Day

September 27, 2022

As emerging leaders, we’re always looking for new ways to learn and grow into our leadership styles. These are five podcasts that I have gathered through my own listening or that other DECA leaders have recommended to me.

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DECA Talks: Conquering Catastrophe

August 1, 2022

All students wish to find a place of belonging, hope and support. Learn how DECA became that place for our High School Division President, and how it continues to be that place for thousands around the globe!

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Your Leadership Position Is Ending... Now What?

June 27, 2022

Within DECA (and life!), rewarding experiences often require raising your hand to enter the race, stepping up to the plate, and taking a risk as a leader. Risks come from new challenges, elections, committees, teams and setting goals. Here are thoughts to keep in mind as you pass the torch and leave office.

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Summer Engagement Tips for Your Chapter

May 26, 2022

The summer months are great for relaxing and having fun, but what could be better than having fun while helping your chapter? These tips and tricks can help your chapter members connect more, prep your chapter for next year, and have fun all at the same time!

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Real World 101: Critical Life Skills You Need to Know Now

May 1, 2022

How can you separate yourself from the two million other students who will graduate college with you? Every college graduate will have a degree, but not every graduate will be prepared for the world as it’s going to be. Learn how you can begin to differentiate yourself from the crowd now.

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4 Steps to Better Budgeting

April 1, 2022

‍“Where did all my money go!?” If you find yourself asking that question at the end of every month or in the days before your next paycheck, it’s time to get your budget in shape. Don’t have a budget? No problem! It’s easy to get started.

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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 3, 2022

Looking back on years past, did you keep your New Year's resolutions? Do you even remember what they were? Here are some ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions all the way through 2022.

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Rules to Live By: The Nature of Ethics

October 14, 2021

When you think of ethics, what comes to mind? Doing what people say you should do? Obeying the law? While these can both be part of ethical behavior, it takes a lot more than just listening to authority figures or doing what’s legal to be an ethical person.

Leadership

3 Ways to Handle Burnout

October 11, 2021

Have you ever experienced a case of burnout? If so, it can be a challenging experience. During the school year, we take on many responsibilities and may find it hard to balance work, academics and life with so much on our plate. It is important to find a way to take a break and rest–both physically and mentally–to avoid burnout.