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    It’s You, It’s Not the PowerPoint

    by  • March 20, 2014 • On Communications Tools and Tactics

    Once upon a time presentations were made without PowerPoint. Venerable public relations pros vaguely remember the ancient times when keyboards were essential parts of typewriters, facsimile machines were critical office equipment and people had conversations without pulling out their mobile phones to check Facebook or “tweet.” The finest conference presenter I have ever seen used […]

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    Stop Wasting Time and Money

    by  • November 5, 2013 • On Communications Tools and Tactics

    Got another huge packet the other day. Several packets, in fact. They don’t all fit in a single inter-office envelope. They come in varieties of shapes and sizes, but they all have common characteristics. They are colorful. They are hugely self-serving. And they are an enormous waste of time, energy and resources. What should I […]

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    Teachers Who Have Shaped My Mind and Actions

    by  • July 22, 2013 • On Culture

    The Moody Blues did a tune called “The Balance” back in 1972. It did not get a lot of attention even though it was on a fairly successful album called “A Question of Balance” that featured the hit song, “Question.” “The Balance” advises us to consider the origins of some of our feelings and perspectives, […]

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    Women Taught Me Leadership Lessons of a Lifetime

    by  • April 22, 2013 • On Public Relations Management

    Greatly enjoyed the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Senior Summit, the annual conference of PRSA’s Counselors to Higher Education section. I was honored to have the opportunity to participate on two April 17 panels, one on career transitions, the other on preparation for presidential changes. My remarks on career transition focused on the extraordinary […]

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    The Gamble of a Presidential Transition

    by  • March 26, 2013 • On Public Relations Management

    Looking forward to participating in a panel discussion on presidential transitions at the annual meeting of the Counselors to Higher Education section of the Public Relations Society of America on April 17 in Washington, D.C. I’ve been fortunate enough to survive a number of leadership changes during my career, and I know it can be […]

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