Yes, Stefan, They ARE Storytellers

“My philosophy has always been that I believe that art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.” — Richard Attenborough Recently, Juxtapoz featured a video by Stefan Sagmeister in which he proudly proclaimed, “No fuckhead, you are not a storyteller” to, well essentially anyone who isn’t a novel writer or…Read more Yes, Stefan, They ARE Storytellers

Sometimes starting out at a new leadership position can feel like this!

(Image courtesy U.S. Government archives)

Why Do You Need a “Chief of Staff?”

“I’ve gotta keep the knucklehead stuff off of his desk, and this is worse. This is actual hot-button knucklehead. This could be a thing.” John Spencer as Leo McGarry “The West Wing” Congratulations! You’re now a CEO. The leader of an organization. (Large or small, nonprofit or for profit. It doesn't matter) But your time…Read more Why Do You Need a “Chief of Staff?”

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When “Rallying Your Support” Goes So, So Wrong

"I love it when a plan comes together." - John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), The A-Team "I love it more when it falls apart." - Yours Truly. The poor Washington NFL Team. Yesterday, someone at the Washington NFL team’s public relations office apparently decided that rallying the team’s fans against Senator Harry Reid and the…Read more When “Rallying Your Support” Goes So, So Wrong

As seen on the UNM Campus

When “The Best Camera” You Have Needs to be Better

(With a huge tip of the hat to Geoff Livingston's kick ass post from about a month ago looking at the same topic, it was a huge inspiration for me to finally finish and hit publish on this post. I don't want to take anything away from Geoff, you should read his post first then come…Read more When “The Best Camera” You Have Needs to be Better

Quick Thoughts on the Mobile Android Life

We're taking a break from our usual public relations and social media talk to look at one of my other passions in the world- Technology! In this case, it's the ever-growing tablet market, and if it's ready for prime time, at least for what I need in a business computing device. It started a couple…Read more Quick Thoughts on the Mobile Android Life

The Black Hole at the Center of the Universe (public domain photo courtesy of the Smithsonian)

Filling the “Perception Hole”

The “Perception Hole” or “Perception Gap” occurs when your organization begins developing a negative reputation about an issue and refusing to take the time to respond to the incoming attacks. This is a situation that many organizations, large and small, will have to deal with in the future if they haven't already. Especially in an…Read more Filling the “Perception Hole”