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Two Types of People Who Need Micromanagement

By: Guest | June 12, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Monica Wofford.  Micromanagement: The act of tediously following up with those you lead to make sure they get the job done. High performers hate it when you micromanage them, but there are two other types of employees who need it. If not, they’ll fail and take your team down with them. Even with these two types, micromanagement is best doled [&hellip... Read More
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Can Algorithms Replace Human Writers? (Part Two)

By: Gini Dietrich | June 12, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about Narrative Science and the idea around algorithms replacing humans for news stories. At the time, I based my cynical piece (as is my custom) on the things I’d read in Wired, Crain’s, Slate, and The Atlantic. My biggest issue with the company is the idea that a computer could replace, not only part of my livelihood, [&hellip... Read More
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Two Blogging Camps: Which is Better?

By: Guest | June 11, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. Several weeks ago Gini Dietrich wrote about “smart” posts vs. those other posts. I think she kinda said: Stupid spreads like a virus. It’s not exactly like comparing Mad Men to Keeping Up With the Kardashians or Charlie Rose to Snooki, but those top 10 lists sure go viral, don’t they? After reading this, I started thinking about a [&hellip... Read More
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The Four I’s of Leadership Communication

By: Gini Dietrich | June 11, 2012 | 
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I’ll admit it. I read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I had to see what all the fuss was about. When I finished, I bought myself a copy of the June issue of Harvard Business Review, just so I could read something smart and well written. And, boy, am I glad I did! Not only has my intelligence returned, but there is a really interesting [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Death, Fear, and Resurrection

By: Gini Dietrich | June 8, 2012 | 
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When I got up in my hotel room this morning, I flipped on the news while I got ready and one of the news anchors said, “Well, we made it to Friday. Again.” Wow, dude! Way to grab life by the horns and be optimistic about what’s out there for you. I do have to say, though, my super early wake-up call had me grouchy, but [&hellip... Read More
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Where is Everybody? Why Webinar Attendance Doesn’t Matter

By: Guest | June 7, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Tom Bishop.  Ever been to the theater? There’s a feeling of anticipation as you enter the dimly-lit theater and find your seats. Your eyes adjust, and you notice that half the seats are empty. The orchestra tunes up, and on stage, you see the curtains part just a hair as somebody peeks out. Behind those curtains the air is thick [&hellip... Read More
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The Future of Journalism from Warren Buffet’s Viewpoint

By: Gini Dietrich | June 7, 2012 | 
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Last month, in a move that surprised many of us close to journalism, Warren Buffet bought newspapers – 63 of them, in fact. Now Buffet is not known for making high-risk or crazy investments. Quite the opposite. You know if Buffet is invested in something, you’d best get in on it, too. So why 63 newspapers? And why weeklies and dailies whose headliner is the Richmond [&hellip... Read More
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Conducting Surveys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By: Guest | June 6, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Brian Meeks. I know almost as much about PR as I do about women. I won’t go into the math, but suffice it to say that it is a whole integer well south of zero. I do, however, know a thing or two about data. There is frequent discussion of measurement, which is what I did for GEICO (Where a [&hellip... Read More
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PR Pro Charged with Barricading Reporter in Room

By: Gini Dietrich | June 6, 2012 | 
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I was reading my friends over at PR Daily yesterday and what did I find, but a story about a PR guy (I can’t even call him a professional) who locked a reporter in a room so he was unable to ask his CEO any questions. Yes, you read that correctly. He locked the reporter in a room. But it’s not just any CEO. It’s the [&hellip... Read More