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The Power of Encouragement

June 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tweet  In this season of graduations, it’s interesting to note that graduation speeches can be inspiring, deadly dull, or even insulting. Advice to grads often includes admonitions to “suck it up,” “pay your dues,” or “it’s not just about you.” A recent college reunion reminded me how important even random words of encouragement can be […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Guest Post · Mentorship

Graduation Advice For Future PR Leaders

May 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Although DePaul University commencement exercises don’t occur until mid-June, many college graduates already have crossed the stage to claim their degrees. As I began to think about what to write to recognize this milestone, I received a post from friend and fellow blogger Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude). Edward’s following three points succinctly cover what it will […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Future Leaders · Mentorship

Male or Female, It’s Important to Lean In

March 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet I had read all the mixed reviews of her book, Lean In, so I didn’t quite know what to expect when I met Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg before her speech to the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon yesterday.  Besides being dynamic, successful and personable, she’s also a great storyteller. The stories she tells support the […]

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Tags: Careers · Future Leaders · Mentorship

Remembering Dan

January 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment

TweetIt’s a sad day for my wife and me since we fondly remember moving to Chicago nearly three decades ago and being quickly taken under the wings of Dan and Ruth Edelman.  Their elder son Richard had called on me periodically when I headed public relations at Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT, and he assured […]

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A Real World Textbook: Edelman and the Rise of Public Relations (aka ‘The Book of Dan’)

January 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet I just finished reading an inspiring new book that gave me an even deeper appreciation for long-time friend and mentor Dan Edelman. Former Edelman staffer Franz Wisner traces Edelman’s development beginning with Dan’s very first client 60 years ago to today’s ranking as the largest public relations firm in the world. During a 60th anniversary celebration in Chicago last […]

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Tags: Careers · Mentorship