Heart First: How Self-Care Enables Effective Leadership

By David Grossman At the start of 2020, my “to do” list included further exploration of the concept of leading through change with a goal of creating a new book. I wanted to share what I’ve learned in more than three decades working with leaders across industries.  I thought my experiences would provide good examples…… Continue reading Heart First: How Self-Care Enables Effective Leadership

Rana Komar’s Journey in Leadership

By Zoë Ihaza Rana Komar is the kind of person who never misses major events in her personal life. Komar states, “There are days where there are gives and takes. There are certain things that you hold firm. It’s about communicating responsibility to people in your environment.” Additionally, Komar is an art lover. Her favorite…… Continue reading Rana Komar’s Journey in Leadership

How to Be Successful with Your New Boss

By John Millen We all know the importance of first impressions. They can make or break a relationship. This is particularly true if you have a new boss, are in a new company or even a new assignment in the same company. I have a lot of clients and friends who have gone through big…… Continue reading How to Be Successful with Your New Boss

Driving Your Career: 4 Tips to Set Yourself Apart

   By Jennifer Mackin I’m often asked by students, and those new to their profession, to share best practices for how to drive their career in the desired direction. I believe every person in the workplace can intentionally move toward their interests and goals. Set yourself apart by asking about career tracks There are two…… Continue reading Driving Your Career: 4 Tips to Set Yourself Apart

Report Card Gives PR Leaders a C+

Grad students panic when they get a C+. PR leaders should be equally concerned. Based on the 2019 Report Card just released by Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, PR leaders received an overall grade of “C+”, reflecting little change from two previous studies over the past five years. In addition, job engagement, organizational…… Continue reading Report Card Gives PR Leaders a C+

Day in the Life: Q&A with Joe Cohen

By James Shackelford JOE: I serve as CCO of AXIS Capital, a global leader in specialty insurance and reinsurance. My responsibilities include oversight of all external and internal communications across AXIS’ 30+ offices throughout 16 countries and four continents. Before joining AXIS, I led comms for KIND Healthy Snacks and, prior to that, served as…… Continue reading Day in the Life: Q&A with Joe Cohen

Welcome to the Workplace

By John Millen Congratulations on your college graduation! You might have heard amazing commencement speeches with advice on your role in changing the world; on thinking globally but acting locally; on finding your bliss and living your dreams. That is all good and inspirational advice. You should follow your dreams. But as a veteran coach…… Continue reading Welcome to the Workplace

PR Execs On Growing From Manager to Leader

By Ken Jacobs In the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to interview many respected PR executives on a variety of leadership topics. One of the most valuable pieces of advice they’ve shared is how to grow from manager to leader. Latest interview question and answers: What’s your best counsel to a manager who…… Continue reading PR Execs On Growing From Manager to Leader

Future PR Pros Get, Share Leadership Advice

By Colin Wylie While thousands of students were celebrating Spring Break on the beaches of Miami last weekend, a select group of public relations students were holed up in a hotel basement, making crucial decisions for the future of a growing organization. Each year, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) holds its National…… Continue reading Future PR Pros Get, Share Leadership Advice

How to Control Your Voice Like Morgan Freeman

By John Millen Our human voice is a truly amazing instrument. We produce a range of incredibly nuanced sounds that are capable of conveying meaning, emotion, and subtle cues to others. Here’s a passage of dialogue from Morgan Freeman, as “Red” in The Shawshank Redemption. Try reading this without hearing his comforting, mellow-toned voice: RED: I…… Continue reading How to Control Your Voice Like Morgan Freeman