Category Archives: mentoring

Patience and Persistence

These two deceptively simple concepts can make a world of difference in how things turn out for someone…including you, dear reader. Yet so many folks can’t seem to wrap their heads around either. I’ll be the first to say that … Continue reading

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Mentoring…“Which Road Should I Take?”

One of my favorite quotes is from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” when Alice, not sure where she was going, asked the Cheshire Cat for directions… “Cheshire Puss…would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from … Continue reading

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Details…Details

Once again I am reminded that my obsession with correctgrammar, spelling and punctuation is NOT shared by all. I’m in the midst of paper-grading for my “Introduction to Organizational Communication” class at The University ofTampa and already have had to … Continue reading

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Giving Back

I had a really encouraging meeting (Zoom, of course) withGlobal Listening Centre selection committee members to review and discuss nominees for GLC’s “25 Top Women Listeners,” an initiative designed to recognize women in academia and elsewhere who have demonstrated a … Continue reading

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“This Is Just A Test”

I’ll say it again…”I am totally done with this pandemic.” Grantedwe (Margaret, my wife, in particular) have ramped “precautionary measures” up a few notches. And, to be perfectly honest, I am damned sick and tired of the routine. But I … Continue reading

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Wow…What a Year!

Somehow the first four months of 2021 have managed to sneak in and out without my having consciously noticed them. To be totally honest, so far this year has sucked BIG TIME. But a couple of things have gone right… … Continue reading

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What Day Is It?

Okay, I’ll ‘fess up. I have almost totally lost control of what passes for my “life” these days. Thank goodness I’m teaching a Tuesday/Thursday “Principles of PR” class at The University of Tampa this semester. Otherwise, I would probably be … Continue reading

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And We’re Done with It

I’m posting this on December 30, 2020, for one simple reason…I want to officially say “good bye and good riddance” to 2020. I very honestly can NOT think of any other of the 74 years that I have roamed this … Continue reading

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Friends Helping Friends

Over the past few days, I’ve had conversations with various people about everything ranging from “What should I do?” to “Where should I go?” to “Is it really worth it?”. I think we managed to get to a final conclusion/decision in … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration by Inspiring Others

I had a major epiphany this morning while chatting with a recent University of Tampa graduate/absolute rising PR rockstar. I’ve recruited her to serve as co-chair of the PRSA Tampa Bay “New Professionals” committee, and I was talking with her … Continue reading

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