Communications Can’t Cure the Current Chaos

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August 4, 2017   I don’t know about you but as a communicator, my optimism is at an all-time low, and my cynicism is at an all-time high. Though fake news (or lies or propaganda or whatever phrase you prefer) is nothing new, it’s now being created and disseminated at

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Dogging Responsibility

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June, 2017 I don’t hate dogs. But ours is one of the 56% of American households without one. You’d never know we were in the majority, we non-dog-owners, as we are surrounded by dog homes in my neighborhood. I have nothing against dogs per se, it’s just that my husband

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A Day Without Women: We’re Doing Something Right.

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March 8, 2017 In celebration of a Day Without Women, I want to share with you a photo of my son from a few days ago. While it may seem antithetical to the day to celebrate a picture of a boy, let me explain: I think we’re doing something right.

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Managing Conflict With Courage

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January 5, 2017   It’s been said that public relations is one of the most stressful careers to have. And no wonder. Few professions are more fraught with impossible deadlines, higher stakes, faster speeds, and crazier conflicts. Nothing derails a job, a project, or even a career faster than conflict.

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Lessons From Flint: Where Crisis and Ethics Intersect

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March 11, 2016 In January, the nation watched in shock as news of a man-made public health crisis unfolded in Flint, Michigan. Authorities knew there were dangerous levels of lead in tap water, threatening the health and development of thousands of children, and they did nothing about it for more

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Work-Life Integration v. Balance – Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

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March 17, 2015 I have noticed a lot of business articles and social media posts lately touting the “new” way to achieve life nirvana through the newly coined “work-life integration,” as opposed to the work-life balance of the early 2000’s. Everyone from CEOs of large tech companies to my friends

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11 Things About Boys Redux With A Twist

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September 25, 2014 I read a blog post on Huffington Post Parents today titled, 11 Things Only Parents of Boys Understand, thinking, as a Mom of two boys, here’s something I will truly get a kick out of. But with only one exception, where the item was a fact in

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Leap of Faith: Are You Ready For Independent Consulting?

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April 28, 2014 There were two great articles recently from PRSA offering advice on breaking out on your own. One was in the Strategist, by Joseph Curley, and the other in Tactics, by Stu Opperman. Both provided very different guidance for people thinking about starting their own consultancy. Both offered

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Which Good Wife Girl Are You?

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To say that I am a HUGE fan of The Good Wife would be an understatement. All week I look forward to Sunday nights and all during the show, I grow more and more anxious that the hour will soon be over, and I’ll be left waiting Lord knows how

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Mike Jeffries, You Ignorant Slut

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August 26, 2013 So Mike Jeffries, clueless, narcissistic CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch (NYSE:ANF), is at it again. Abercrombie saw a 33% profit loss this past quarter and he’s blaming it of course on the economy. That’s right, the man who spent the first and second quarter of this year

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