From The Rock

Perspective

By | July 31, 2015

Perspective is a funny thing. It can sweep over you gradually, like the warmth of a crackling fire from across the room. Or it can feel like a swift kick in the mouth when you don’t see it coming. We’d like to think perspective comes with age, though I’m certain... Read More »

You Are Thinking Too Small

By | June 24, 2015

How big are your dreams? Do you think we ever unknowingly limit ourselves regarding our own potential, or the heights we can reach? When considering that new product, strategy or external launch, do we borderline on the “big hairy audacious goals” proposed byJames Collins and Jerry Porras or settle for the “11... Read More »

Tirades and Tantrums

By | May 13, 2015

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Do you remember the last time someone yelled at you at work? Maybe that person became angry, for whatever reason, and communicated displeasure or disagreement with your idea by using cutting or sarcastic language. And while this person didn’t overturn desks or anything (I hope), he or she pretty much... Read More »

Power of the Pen

By | February 11, 2015

Power of the Pen What can you do to distinguish yourself, to set yourself apart? What is your goal, how badly do you want it and what will it take to get there? These are questions that driven individuals ponder on some level all the time but should also have... Read More »

Public Relations is like…(Take 2)

By | January 20, 2015

Sometimes things just have to “click” with people before they can truly understand and then fully embrace that idea or take action because of it. As I reflect back on my academic career, I’m reminded of many instances where this proved true for me. For example, I’m close to pinpointing... Read More »

Transmissions and Proactivity

By | December 11, 2014

It happened on the way back from dropping my son at daycare. That dreaded dashboard indicator. That miniature messenger of malice. Like the “Bat Signal” fired up by Commissioner Gordon, it beams its bright yellow light at the most inopportune times – alerting everyone in the vehicle that trouble brews... Read More »

Slow Down

By | October 23, 2014

If you’re like me, sometimes you just need to slow down. Are you kidding? Have you seen my To-Do list? While this might seem impossible, or better yet impractical on first glance, work with me here. I consider myself a recovering people pleaser and Myers-Briggs once called me an ENFP... Read More »

Baby Talk

By | August 19, 2014

When you have a newborn in the house, it’s funny how everything sort of filters through the little bundle of joy. And, depending on how much sleep you’ve gotten the past few nights, this can either be a good thing or quite the obstacle! I won’t make this post all... Read More »

R&R: Relationships and Reputation

By | July 10, 2014

Pull out your old college textbook and the definition of public relations might say something like “managing relationships with various publics or stakeholders.” In 2012, the Public Relations Society of America revised an earlier definition from a few decades ago and stated that public relations is “a strategic communications process... Read More »

Mothers Teach Us So Much…

By | May 20, 2014

Not too long ago, most of us set aside a day to honor our mothers. Depending on your life circumstances, this could have been a joyous or a difficult occasion. My perspective on motherhood up to this point in life has been almost entirely shaped by my own mother –... Read More »