Gini Dietrich

Get Rich Quick! Lose Weight Tomorrow!

By: Gini Dietrich | April 27, 2011 | 
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Yesterday Joey Strawn wrote a blog post called “There’s no ‘I’ in brands, but they’re surrounded by a lot of BS.” His whole point is that our brands, the way people feel about our companies, is determined not by a creative ad or the news release that was just distributed; rather by our customers. Really great point and I agree with him. In fact, I agree [&hellip... Read More
Guest

When Metrics Lie

By: Guest | April 25, 2011 | 
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Steve McKee is a BusinessWeek.com columnist and chief blogger at StalledStuckorStale.com. The other night I had the most amazing bite of peanut butter chocolate cheesecake. I say “bite” because, while I did my best to clean my plate, by the time the slice was halfway done I was all done. It was too rich to finish, and I went from shoveling it in to shoving it [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Always Obey Your Gut

By: Gini Dietrich | April 21, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and this week I was not too lazy to shower and record a video. I even rode for my 13th day of #30daysofbiking and it’s not even 7 a.m. yet. I love mornings. No interruptions. Tons of work gets accomplished. You get to watch the sun rise. But, I’ll be completely brain dead by 7:00 tonight. So there’s the [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The 12 Traits of Managers and of Leaders

By: Gini Dietrich | April 18, 2011 | 
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This first ran on HMA Time, the blog for the agency where my dear friend, Abbie Fink, is a partner. If you saw it there first, you can skip to the comments today. That’s the good stuff anyway! I remember being a young whippersnapper in the big agency world (come on; it wasn’t THAT long ago!). I could not wait until someone gave me a chance [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Mine

By: Gini Dietrich | April 11, 2011 | 
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My good friend Troy Claus asked me to write this for his blog, where he has a fabulous series called “The Entrepreneur’s Journey.” So, if you read it there first, there is nothing new to see here. Move along until tomorrow. It’s a very vivid memory. Sitting in the conference room at Fleishman-Hillard with our Ocean Spray clients. There are five or six three-inch binders full [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Two Qualities Every CEO Needs

By: Gini Dietrich | April 7, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time! I always want to write “Clap! Clap! Clap!” when I say that. Kind of like I always want to say, “Hello. I’m Johnny Cash.” when I get in front of a microphone. But I never do because I’m afraid no one will get it and then I’ll have flopped before I even began. Wow. That was quite a tangent. [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Teach Yourself to Work in Uncertainty

By: Arment Dietrich | April 6, 2011 | 
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Its 7:30 am and my blog post should have been queued up and scheduled to go by now. As I edited and finalized it, it suddenly dawned on me, for reasons I won’t go into here, that I can’t use it. I was suddenly scrambling for a solution. I need something quick. So I started clicking around frantically, looking for inspiration (which by the way, is [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Is Happiness the Same As Being Dumb?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 23, 2011 | 
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Are happy people dumb? I just read that phrase in a Harvard Business Review blog and was offended. Because I’m happy. And I’m not dumb. But, of course, it enticed me to read on. The blogger, Shawn Achor, says, These sentiments are not uncommon. I believe we have a cultural assumption that happy people are anti-intellectual, delusional, or shallow. We’ve all heard the saying that “ignorance is [&hellip... Read More
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I’ve Been Putting Off Writing This Post on Procrastination

By: Guest | March 21, 2011 | 
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Ken Jacobs is the principal of Jacobs Communications Consulting LLC, which coaches communication leaders. Ok, that’s not completely true, but I hope that headline got your attention, and perhaps you saw a little of yourself in it.  If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 20 percent of people are habitual and chronic procrastinators. In full transparency, procrastination was a frequent visitor for years, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Dear CEO: Letters to the C-Suite

By: Gini Dietrich | March 21, 2011 | 
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Last May, Roger Friedensen and I were sitting on the porch of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. talking about how nice it would be to write a book together. At the time I told him I had an idea and to let me get some things organized and get back to him. Well, it was nearly a year in the making and the book [&hellip... Read More