Month: June 2021

Stuff I learned, part 2

1.     Young people at work are itching for their chance. Know that and help them. 2.     Always help the helpless, be careful about helping the clueless. 3.     A title at work means nothing without a good person behind it. 4.     You don’t need money to be respectful, mannerly, courteous. 5.     Want your career to grow? Write, speak and present yourself well. …

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Was Baby in the corner with a Pabst?

Journalism 101: hook ’em with a strong headline.  This headline’s not just for effect. Stick with me, you’ll get it. More and more, I see recent college grads and young professionals presenting vibes of entitlement, that the world owes them. Now, I know this is a generalization, and I apologize for that, but my own experience tells …

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A leader without followers is just someone out for a walk.

I’ve been around lots of people who’ve called themselves leaders. Most weren’t.  Leaders don’t have to tell you that they’re leaders. They just are. And they lead. Because it’s what they do. Beware of those who proclaim their “leadership”, because they may just be all-hat and no-cattle, as they like to say in Texas. So, what makes for a good …

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Seriously now. What can this kid possibly offer me?

Since I was a kid, I’ve always fashioned myself a bit of a writer. It’s likely what led me to my career in marketing, communications, advertising. I was invited to have lunch in Philadelphia in spring 2019 with the Dean of Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. I thought the lunch would be for a …

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