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6 Great Mentors Who Would Make Betsy Proud

August 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet  When the late Betsy Plank first discussed the idea for the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, she envisioned creating an organization that would bridge the communications gap between academicians and professionals in order to better train and develop future leaders of the profession.  In order to recognize and encourage mentoring, she also wanted to […]

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Tags: Careers · Mentorship · Volunteerism

Adopt-a-Mentor Approach Better Than Direct Ask

May 1st, 2012 · 9 Comments

TweetAspiring young professionals sometimes become overly aggressive in seeking mentors.  Last week, I received an email from someone I had never met asking if I would serve as her mentor.  Despite being a mentor to many, I don’t recall anyone ever asking in such a direct, impersonal manner.  The best mentoring relationships just happen. They’re not over orchestrated. […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Mentorship

Women Leaders Offer Their Formula for Success

February 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

TweetFour prominent women discussed success and power during today’s Executives’ Club of Chicago breakfast that was attended by more than a thousand women and a handful of lucky men, including me.  Moderated by psychologist and consultant Gail Golden, the panel consisted of Tonise Paul, president and CEO of ad agency Energy BBDO; Anne Pramaggiore, president and […]

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Six Great Mentors Share Common Qualities: Passion for Their Jobs and Commitment to Help Others

October 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

TweetA “Who’s Who” in public relations showed up in Chicago Thursday night to salute six role-model mentors at the Plank Center’s second annual “Milestones in Mentoring” gala.  The outstanding mentors receiving recognition at the second annual awards dinner in Chicago Thursday night were:  Legacy: Ann Barkelew, senior counselor and founding general manager of Fleishman Hillard Minneapolis/St. […]

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Ann Barkelew: A Mentor With Wide Wing Span

October 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tweet I had the special privilege to introduce a long-time friend and PR legend, Ann Barkelew, at this week’s Plank Center “Milestones in Mentorship Awards” in Chicago.  Following are excerpts from my remarks about this amazing woman: “Mutual friend and former Target CMO Bob Thacker sums it up best when he says: ‘Ann is what every […]

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Tags: Careers · Mentorship