Category Archives: Leadership

Frustration…It Happens

It’s easy to say to someone, “Be patient. Things will get better.” It’s a whole ‘nother thing when you, yourself, are faced with a situation…or a series of situations…where things just don’t go “right.” The people you’re dealing with seem … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being ‘There’

I provided a comment for PRSA College of Fellows’ “Pearls of Wisdom” recently, reflecting on the impact that my supervisor during my US Army Training and Doctrine Command Public Affairs Intern beginnings had on my experience learning a new (for … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Believe in Yourself. You CAN Do It!”

Yep. It’s that time of the year again when it seems like I spend as much time talking my Curry College Communication or Business Management students off their respective/perceived ledges as I do in the classroom. It’s a natural occurrence, … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “But Is It Ethical??”

I’ve talked a lot in the past about the various aspects of the public relations profession…superior writing ability, research skills, attention to detail, “big picture” thinking… One thing I haven’t mentioned, at least not directly, is ethical conduct. No reason … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Helping Leaders Learn”

I dropped in on a tweetchat a few nights ago where the topic was helping your organization’s leaders understand the value…and the perils…of social media. Lots of lively discussion about an often downplayed aspect of today’s communication world. This is … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Customer Service…a Promise is a Promise”

I’m on vacation in my “second home” of Taipei, Taiwan, getting some badly-needed rest and, at the same time, working myself into a frenzy of hissy-fitness thanks to the ineptitude of a team of “agents” theoretically representing Verizon. The world’s … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Are You a Leader…or Just ‘In Charge’?”

A couple of recent actions (or, more correctly, inactions) got me to thinking about the difference between a leader and someone who has been put in charge of an activity. To say that I personally was ashamed by the blatant … Continue reading

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