Lindsay Bell

Brainstorming for Grown-ups

By: Lindsay Bell | April 9, 2013 | 
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Let’s play a round of ‘would you rather.’ You know, that game the kids play these days where they ask you things like “Would you rather cut your arm off with a pen knife or poke out both your eyeballs with a dull stick?” Either way – ouch! Now how about this one: Would you rather spend 12 hours in a dentist’s chair or 12 hours [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Collaborate: Five Heads are Better than One

By: Arment Dietrich | April 8, 2013 | 
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Internal collaboration is essential in today’s marketplace. The world is moving too quickly; products and services are changing before our eyes every day. The pace of life feels frantic. We need to be able to collaborate. If we don’t put our heads together and share ideas and viewpoints, we risk missing something essential in the blur of the hours racing by in any given day. “If [&hellip... Read More
Liz Reusswig

The Problem with Multitasking

By: Liz Reusswig | April 4, 2013 | 
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Hi, my name is Liz and I am a persistent multitasker. I can hear all you fellow multitaskers droning, “Hi, Liz.” They say the first step to changing is admitting you have a problem. That’s the issue, though, is multitasking a problem? I’ve always been proud of my “ability” to multitask, do I really need to change? So, I started a quest to determine whether or not [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Why Counselors Academy is a Must for PR Firm Leaders

By: Guest | March 28, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Deborah Weinstein. Leading a successful PR firm is a delicate balancing act. I speak from experience as an entrepreneur and president of Toronto PR firm, Strategic Objectives. Founded in 1983, we remain proudly independent and prove the power of PR to build brands, change minds, and sell stuff, everyday. Balancing your people, clients, and communities with growth, creativity, and the bottom [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Treat People Like Adults and You’ll Have High Productivity

By: Gini Dietrich | March 28, 2013 | 
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My dad forwarded me an email yesterday. It was from one of his colleagues who talked about the fact that external websites – including sites they need to access to do their jobs – had been shut down in an effort to “control non-work related web visits.” If a site is pertinent to one’s job, they have to request an order with the IT department to [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Have Skills Gaps Become the New Normal?

By: Arment Dietrich | March 13, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. Google the phrase “skills  gaps” and you come up with enough reading material to keep you busy for hours. And it’s not all happy news. Industries ranging from manufacturing and construction to IT and technology are expressing grave concerns about their abilities to find talent with the required skills to fill available jobs. According to a report published by [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Make Your Network Go Viral: Eight Tips for Networking Success

By: Guest | March 7, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Kate Finley. Growth. Reach. Influence. Connections. Likes. Views. Followers. Subscribers. Fans. Brand Ambassadors. These are examples of tools we use to report and measure success for our brands, clients, and bosses. But what about your own network? How do you measure your influence? And how can you make your network go viral? Is it in the numbers? While the significance or [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

To Sell is Human: A Communicator’s View on New Business

By: Gini Dietrich | March 7, 2013 | 
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After I’d been at Fleishman-Hillard for a couple of years, I had three promotions under my belt and was already eyeing the corner office (some things never change). Because I was so steadily climbing the corporate ladder, I was soon invited into new business meetings where my presentation skills were honed, I was taught to think on my feet, and I was forced to stop biting [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Can Technology Replace In-Person Meetings?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 5, 2013 | 
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During our Inside PR recording last week, Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and I had a very lively conversation about the Yahoo! memo. Joe and I are both business owners with employees. He has two offices – Toronto and Ottawa – and I have a completely virtual organization with people spread across the United States and Canada. We talked about the idea the Yahoo! executive team has [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Shut Up: How Great Leaders Listen

By: Gini Dietrich | March 4, 2013 | 
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Last week, Jon Stow wrote an interesting blog post called, “Communicating with Our Employees and Colleagues.” In it, he talked about the importance of having conversations, not dictatorships, with the people on your team. Part of that discussion was the Yahoo! memo that was leaked to the media. But the underlying message? You can’t just talk. You have to listen. Some of the world’s very best [&hellip... Read More