As April approaches our spirits start to soar as spring starts to blossom in New York City. We feel thankful that the long, cold winter is finally subsiding and we are enthusiastic for the warm summer days ahead. I love this time of year because it means that I am working on my favorite charity event of the calendar – The Heart’s Home Annual Gala Dinner and Fundraiser.
Over the years, as an event planner, I have had the privilege of working with some exceptional leaders across many industries. The events executed for these visionaries were a highlight, as there was flow, ease and clear lines of communication. I maintain that how an event is created, is how it will be received. Organize from a place of mutual respect, authenticity, honesty and integrity and the guests seem to come away from the event having integrated those principles. I have always had great working relationships with my clients but at a recent networking gathering a fellow small business owner asked the question of the group, “Does the leadership style of a client dictate the success of an event?” It started a lively conversation. There were a few colleagues who seemed to have experienced a negative style of leadership that had impacted their ability to execute their events perfectly.