Effective Leaders of Tomorrow: Understanding and Embracing Change

  By Shannon DeRespino The world of public relations is swiftly changing. Keith Burton, one of the world’s thought leaders in change communication and founder of Grayson Emmett Partners, Chicago, says effective future leaders must understand this truth and adapt accordingly. Given the 24-7-365 global environment in which we now operate, information can travel so…… Continue reading Effective Leaders of Tomorrow: Understanding and Embracing Change

Top 20 Posts of 2013: Mostly About Jobs, Careers

As 2013 comes to a close, I spent a few hours today analyzing page requests, most popular posts and hosts that generated the bulk of the seven million-plus Culpwrit hits over the past year. I also compared topics to the Top 20 Posts for 2012 and found many common themes–college tips, careers, internships and the passing of…… Continue reading Top 20 Posts of 2013: Mostly About Jobs, Careers

Tribute to a Great Mentor, Don Kirchoffner

Don Kirchoffner (posthumously) is this year’s recipient of the Plank Center’s “Milestones in Mentoring” Legacy Award. This award recognizes those who have touched the lives of countless public relations professionals over the course of their exceptional career. Following a career as a public affairs leader for the U.S. Army, Don’s corporate career included the top…… Continue reading Tribute to a Great Mentor, Don Kirchoffner

Through the Lens Sharply

Time interest belief. Sounds almost like the title of a new book from the rock star humorist, David Sedaris. Three simple words, presented just as they’re written, in response to a survey question posed recently to the employee communicators who work in one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. And the question?  “What operational issues…… Continue reading Through the Lens Sharply