Nearly every rising business leader can talk to you about their technical skill (read: job) until they (and you) are blue in the face. It’s what they do and what they are good at. But technical skills, also referred to as “hard skills,” can only get you so far in a competitive environment. That is […]
The Feeling For most of us, the days start the same way. You turn over, turn off your alarm, and then check your phone or email notifications. Most of the time, the notifications you find are the typical daily intrusions or distractions. But imagine this. One day you read the email, urgent text chain, social […]
The Dilemma If you are a communication professional, then you have probably experienced that moment of frustration when you’ve given vitally important advice to your boss, but it landed on deaf ears or they didn’t seem to be interested at all in what you had to say. You may also know that feeling when the event […]
The year 2020 will go down in the history books forever. This year is riddled with so much emotion. (It has all of the elements of perfect storytelling; I have a feeling there is enough trauma, drama, ridiculousness, and entertainment here that someone may even make a Broadway play out of it many years from […]
This was an important and timely move on Exxon’s part. They named it a hypothetical call, thereby defining the nature of the crisis. And they made clear that the call never happened. If they hadn’t acted as quickly and clearly, they would have lost control of the narrative, leading to negative consequences.
Written by: Maida K. Zheng and Raleigh Mayer When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. – Winston Churchill I salute the United States Navy. The Navy – and the other branches of the U.S. military – serve the nation every day, protecting every American’s right to freedom, a privilege […]