Personal Development

Be a velvet sledgehammer (and some other necessary behavioral traits for marketers).

I do a fair amount of mentoring of young marketing professionals. Often-times I’m asked my opinion on the behavioral traits needed for success. There’s certainly a long list of traits needed for success; here are just a few that come to mind: Curiosity: You have to keep asking “what if” and “why not” and “help …

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Work will always be there, but life’s moments can be fleeting.

Just another reminder that we work to live, not the other way around. I haven’t missed a Penn State football home game in years, and I put on a huge tailgate at each game.  Over the course of the years, I’ve met some of the most diverse and best people in the world, and count …

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You have the power.

Never underestimate the power of sending a personal Thank You note and it’s impact on the recipient. I do some mentoring from time to time, helping up-and-coming professionals build their personal brands. Upon arriving home on 12/17 after a long drive north from Florida to Pennsylvania to spend some extended time with my wife and …

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