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“Have less conversations about how, and more about why.” — danIel PInK PeoPle often asK Me HoW I’ve managed the same job for 20-plus years, the answer is sometimes hard to articulate. After experiencing the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, the why is crystal clear. The gift of watching amazing leaders from around the world come together to elevate the industry they love is the why. The hugs and togetherness and hope ISPA projects throughout our community are real. The progress and the connections made year after year—none of that will ever get old. Bonus—watching Chairman Todd Shaw pivot from such ❤ an emotional moment with Star Swain and the Mandalay Bay team members at the opening General Session to, “Let’s get this party started!” That’s the why! Amazing. My why is what wakes me up at 4 a.m. every morning, excited to take on new ISPA challenges. It’s also what keeps me connected to the amazing people who have become dear friends over the last 20-plus years. So, let’s focus on having less how conversations and more why conversations. Why conversations empower our people to create their own way, realize their passions and form their own purpose. Knowing your why is a powerful thing. What’s your why? —lynne Mcnees, IsPa PresIdent 72 PULSE ■ December 2017 connect WItH Me on facebooK! lynne Walker Mcnees