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Celebrating Women's History Month

Mar 1, 2024

Happy Women's History Month! Read here to learn about the Women in Business who inspire your 2023-2024 High School Executive Officer team.


How To Sell Yourself

Mar 1, 2024

The marketing process often revolves around how to sell a good or service most effectively. But have you ever attempted to apply these tactics to yourself? Keep reading to discover what it means to build your personal brand - and how to sell it to anyone.


Leadership Illuminated: Must-Read Books for DECA Members

Mar 1, 2024

DECA members can experience the difference in their leadership journey by immersing themselves in these insightful books. As the pages turn, the wisdom gained from these books can guide DECA members on their path to becoming exceptional leaders.


Exploring the Benefits of DECA’s Leadership Styles

Jan 1, 2024

DECA leadership styles are important for personal and professional development as they provide a framework for self-understanding, team collaboration, adaptability, effective communication and career planning.


Stepping Up to Lead in DECA

Dec 1, 2023

Why should you lead in DECA? Unlock your potential and learn about leadership roles in DECA here. Explore all kinds of DECA leadership and your opportunities to get involved.


Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Nov 13, 2023

Successful entrepreneurs are self-aware individuals who cultivate these traits, allowing them to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of the entrepreneurial journey with resilience and determination.


Maximize Your Black Friday Shopping Experience

Nov 1, 2023

Black Friday has come a long way since its early days. What started as a one-day event has now become a week-long shopping extravaganza and the growth of e-commerce has revolutionized Black Friday shopping.


The Importance of Culture

Sep 1, 2023

Whether your chapter has been around for ten years or you're just starting out, it's important to be intentional about creating culture. As your DECA chapter jumps back into the school year, consider how this interview can apply directly to your chapter's culture.


DECA Talks: Success Is Impossible Without Failure

Aug 1, 2023

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.


Success Books That Change You

Apr 6, 2023

Summer break is a great time for self-reflection and working to become a better leader as you continue your leadership journey! Here are a few book suggestions about changing your perspective.


Looking Back on Your Legacy

Apr 5, 2023

Many of us are reflecting on a successful year serving as a DECA leader, but how do you define that success? Looking back on and defining your legacy allows you to reminisce over the great memories and hard work you accomplished and find new ways to improve your leadership style.


Crush Your Goals

Jan 13, 2023

People like to rattle off the phrase "follow your dreams", but don’t typically tell us how to do so. Here are three tips for setting goals and keeping up with them, to help you make your dreams come true!


Top 5 Leadership Podcasts to Listen to this International Podcast Day

Sep 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.


Your Leadership Position Is Ending... Now What?

Jun 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.


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!


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.


4 Steps to Better Budgeting

Apr 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.


How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Jan 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.


Rules to Live By: The Nature of Ethics

Oct 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.


3 Ways to Handle Burnout

Oct 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.


3 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Decision-making Skills

Sep 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.


3 Leadership Activities to Jump-start Your New Team

Jul 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!


5 Business and Leadership Books That Should Be on Your List

Mar 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.


Watch Now: Executive Mentor Roundtable on De-stressing

Nov 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.