War is hell – no one knows that better than a disabled American veteran – but life after war may be the greater curse, at least until a team of red-vested angels comes along. One of the countless vets who have been ignored by the Veterans Administration is Michael Sulsona of Staten Island. Having waited two years for the […]

Anyone who has worked in public relations can attest to the fact that it can be demanding. There are late nights, early mornings, and the pressure of meeting and managing clients’ expectations. On top of that, today’s PR professional must be constantly seeking opportunities to learn, be creative, connect with dwindling media ranks, and keep […]

At least as far back as 1657, people understood the value of simple clarity. That’s the year French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.” or, “I have made this [letter] longer than usual because I […]

Below is a re-post from David Kalson’s blog, introducethenew.com. In the movie “Lincoln,” President Lincoln is portrayed as a leader who understood that the historic moment to eradicate slavery was upon him and on his generation. The opportunity, he believed, was now or never. Lincoln also understood that his followers had to lead as well, so […]

Below is a re-post from ProActive Communications’ President Mark Serrano’s blog, PowerTrip. In the wake of the 2012 elections, many industries are sifting through the results to determine how to update their plans to impact public policy development in the upcoming Congress and state legislative sessions. In an industry meeting last week designed to address this […]

(Below is a re-post from ProActive Communications’ President Mark Serrano’s blog, PowerTrip) Crisis management lessons abound for observers across sectors these days – the world is your classroom it would seem, unfortunately. Even highly astute organizational leaders can’t seem to navigate their way out of a crisis without making matters worse. Yet by applying the most […]

What is the difference between the PR professional who projects a frenzied demeanor as s/he scurries from task to task and the one who appears tranquil and in-control of his/her workflow? Certainly not their workload, which is the same – intense. Having been both “persons” at various times and having observed others’ workplace behaviors, I […]