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Missing Betsy Plank

July 31st, 2013 · 8 Comments

TweetServing as the PRSSA 2013-2014 National President, I had the privilege of attending last week’s Plank Center advisory board meeting in Chicago. Members of the board are true titans of the public relations industry, so I’ll admit that I felt a bit out of place. Nevertheless, I quickly became comfortable. The reason for my comfort […]

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Tags: Guest Post · Mentorship

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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