Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nora Ephron’s Advice – Be The Heroine of your Life

In everything I’ve read this week celebrating the life and career of Nora Ephron, I like the way Jane Shilling of The …

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Stuck in a Communications Rut?

During a recent dinner conversation with friends, they lamented the loss of personal interaction with their teenagers…replacing real conversation/ dialogue with Tweets, texting …

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Why You Lost the Sales Pitch You Thought You Won

Sales pitches come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a global advertising agency, a mid-sized consulting firm, a freelance web designer, …

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No Consultants Allowed

I find it kind of interesting that when I was working at Accenture and didn’t have the time, or much interest in …

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What I Didn’t Expect From Jury Duty

Yes, I got that fateful summons in the mail — called in for Jury Duty! (dum-dum-dum….scary organ sound-effect) ARGH! I’m too busy for …

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When 140 Characters and an Emoticon Just Aren’t Enough

“There’s a time and place for everything”. Consider this in today’s world of BROADCAST EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE via as many platforms as …

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Millennials: You’re Not That Special

Neither are Baby Boomers, Gen X or Gen Y for that matter. An English teacher’s commencement speech at Wellesley High School to that effect has …

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Intent Does Not Always Equal Impact

This post continues a series I’m writing this summer based on Stephen M. R. Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust. For those …

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Are You Guilty of Generational Profiling?

Have you heard?? Millennials are the “me” generation and can’t make a decision without Mom or Dad! Gen Xers don’t want rules! Boomers …

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Hard to Say I’m Sorry

I cannot remember the last time I heard a business leader say, “I’m sorry.” This is not because there’s a shortage of …

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