Monthly Archives: August 2018

How to Get Off to a Roaring Start Post-Labor Day

New Year’s Day provides a marker for many people. Resolutions abound, involving everything from diet and exercise to securing a new job. I suppose it’s only natural that turning the page to a new calendar augers a fresh start. However, I’ve long viewed Labor Day as a more realistic time for reassessment, certainly on a […]

The Big Reveal: A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications

I hadn’t planned to devote much ink here to the writing process of my forthcoming book, A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers. Oh, I’d give a quick update every now and then, but nothing detailed. I’ve learned, however, in conversations over recent months that many people are genuinely interested in […]

Active vs. Passive Learning: Who’s the Winner?

Active learning is all the rage. To define it for our purposes here, active learning involves hands-on, participatory professional development. For example, it’s the difference between an interactive public speaking workshop in which participants rehearse their presentations and a more passive speech where they sit and listen. Passive learning has taken it on the chin […]

Winning at the Witness Table

I’m slated to lead the discussion about Congressional testimony at the National Press Club on Thursday of this week, so this seems like a good time to review some advice on how to prepare your executives when they venture to Capitol Hill. One of the best ways of advancing your company’s public policy agenda is […]