Can I have a moment of your time?

Can I have a moment of your time?

Most executives are busy people.  They are often seen running (literally) from meeting to meeting. Those meetings are typically scheduled by an equally busy and often super savvy assistant who knows who to make time for and how urgent the meeting is. One of my former...
Say it with feeling

Say it with feeling

When an organization is facing an issue or a crisis, emotions are running high. I’ve been there when the proverbial sh***t hits the fan.  Trust me there’s lots of emotion involved.  The leaders I have worked with generally turn their initial emotion into energy to...
Is the business card still needed?

Is the business card still needed?

This week, I am going to a conference.  I am taking lots of business cards with me – even though this is a social media conference.  So, my answer about whether the business card is needed, is a definite yes. In fact, The business card says a lot about its...
Tips to get your news to breakthrough

Tips to get your news to breakthrough

As a communications person, I am often asked how to breakthrough the noisy news environment to be noticed. Of course as David Brinkley once famously said, “the news is what I say it is”.  So the first thing clients need to know is that their news is not the only...
R E S P E C T – Three simple rules

R E S P E C T – Three simple rules

I may have an old-fashioned view about respect.  In some ways, I guess I have become a curmudgeon. Why?  In this hedonistic society, people generally do what’s right for them and live their lives to achieve self-fulfillment on their terms.  Unfortunately, that often...
Have we forgotten our manners?

Have we forgotten our manners?

It seems that in today’s business world and in fact in everyday life, we have either forgotten the good manners we were taught or perhaps the manners aren’t being taught. I am not one who stands on ceremony but here’s some rules of etiquette I wish people would follow...
Some Social media wisdom for Back to School

Some Social media wisdom for Back to School

The stories about online bullying and fraud keep getting worse. Never has the need to educate children on the proper use of social media been more urgent. Kids get access to social media at a very young age and as soon as they can read and write, they are likely to...