Tag Archives: Leadership

The Real Power of Simplicity 2

Lack of Clarity Undermines Leadership I try to use clarity and simplicity interchangeably here to convey a simple point.  I have had the great challenge of working with leaders who obfuscate and adulterate (see what I did there?) their own … Continue reading

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If you drink enough coffee does it all taste the same?

I drink a fair bit of coffee. I like coffee. It tastes good and the suggestion that the caffeine will improve performance, alertness and improve my IQ – I’m in. 3 cups a day. I used to drink closer to … Continue reading

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Big Mac Attack

Increasingly, the ideals of Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) have penetrated workplace in some pretty unexpected ways. After 40 years in the business world, the acronym typical suggests that organizations have some level of social consciousness. Born in the 1960’s an … Continue reading

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Media Relations 101

  Media relations has always been a challenge for PR practitioners, in particular those who don’t specialize in the art. They simple key to media relations, is in my view – the ability to craft viable relationships with media as … Continue reading

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Branding – Continued

There’s a great post on Forbes.com today about Branding “Why A Brand Matters” that discusses the nuances of brand and I think highlights the significance that branding will play in competitive markets through the next decade. Author Lois Geller notes … Continue reading

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What is a Brand?

Everything you ever wanted to know about branding, right here – in what I think is the best ‘what the hell is a brand’ presentation I’ve seen in a long time. The Brand Gap Book – is a brilliant book … Continue reading

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High Pressure Jobs

As if it wasn’t enough to have a busy, stressful job – someone had to come out and do the math. According to Careercast.com – I’ve got one of the top 10 most stressful jobs – #7 to be exact … Continue reading

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Teachable moments

I had a major presentation to our Board this week (below) where my objective was to provide them a with a status update (giving them a sense of what I had inherited as the new director of communications); what the … Continue reading

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Busy

Its been an insanely busy, but productive fall. New job is still great – and am embarking on a new visual identity and brand exercise for the association I work for. We desperately need these, along with a new website, … Continue reading

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Onlookers

I’m loving the new job. As Charlie Sheen would have said two months ago when he was relevant in social media terms – I’m #Winning.  Our new CEO and senior leadership are gelling well. I really am enjoying the chance … Continue reading

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