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SOUNDOFF How do you incorporate strategic thinking in your career? “I view planning, consistency and transparency as the pillars of any strategy. Therefore, whether it’s monitoring the marketplace for opportunities, communicating with my team, setting weekly goals, reporting results, deciding whether to attend a trade show or developing a new marketing initiative, I keep those three things top-of-mind every day. In today’s ever-changing landscape, it’s crucial that we don’t lose touch with the core of our business model: our customers, our employees, our goals and objectives, and the sound steps we need to take to get there.” —Karen Cooksey, new director of sales & marketing for the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (Florida) “It really comes from the organization I work for and a strong belief in the vision. Having worked with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts for the last 27 years, the direction has always been clear so every decision I make and everything I work towards is a part of that process. It is a very dynamic company, and being a part of the growth we have seen throughout the years, particularly internationally, makes it easy to guide my team on what we need to be doing.” —Karina Davies, new sales and marketing director for the Fairmont Yangcheng Lake, China. “It starts with carrying out a plan of action on a daily basis. I organize my thoughts to come up with a strategy to meet my goals. I find that the best time to plan my day is very early in the morning when my ‘creative juices’ are at their peak. In these economic times, we have to work smarter to set ourselves apart from our competition. A well-thought-out method enables me to accomplish my results and manage my time more effectively in order to increase my client base.” —Monica Legrottaglie, director of Northeast U.S. meeting and incentive sales for Barcelo Hotels and Resorts ART OF TRAVEL Always on the go? The following items will make your going a little easier. Bomber Jacket International Pocket Briefcase (, US$69) The Bomber Jacket International Pocket Briefcase lets you take good notes on the run, at presentations and over lunch. This leather notepad keeps fresh and completed 3 x 5 cards separate and has a built-in writing surface, a pen sleeve, a currency pocket and an ID window. It’s also large enough to hold a passport. FlipIt! USB Charger (, US$15.99) The Flipit! USB charger lets you charge your USB device even when all AC outlets are in use. Simply flip out the power tab, insert any existing AC power plug through the tab, then plug into a wall outlet or power strip. Now you’re ready to charge. The Innovator Bag (, US$75) If you flew Pan Am first class in the 1960s, this was the bag you threw over your shoulder and hit the ground running with. A great carry-all then and now for any occasion—leather soft outer shell with printed cotton/nylon lining, 50-inch adjustable strap with pretty rectangular metal slide and embossed Pan Am logo on front. freeKEY (, US$59.99) Flexible and water resistant, the freeKEY tucks away into your purse or messenger bag pocket while taking up hardly any room. The innovative design of the freeKEY enables it to be used with your tablet, laptop and more. With up to 30 feet of wireless range, this water resistant wireless keyboard will be great to unroll whenever you need it. 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + June 2011

One + June 2011
Energy of Many
Paradigm Shifts, Part I
Ask the Experts
Web Watch
Recognizing Individual Excellence
Sound Off
Art of Travel
River Mason
Top Spots
Plan It Forward
Great Thanking
Running on Defaults
The New Mobile Workforce
World Wide Open
Higher Education
Progress Through Technology
Step by Strategic Step
Meeting Rxcitement
Tame Social Media Chaos
Meeting Against Meat
Re-Designed for the New Rules of Engagement
Industry Insights
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + June 2011