Running from the Zombies- Why Creatives Suffer in the Corporate World

The wildly popular AMC series Walking Dead, features a band of survivors who band together in a world plagued by flesh-eating zombies. If you think about it, most of corporate America is a lot like the Walking Dead series. You have so many people that aimlessly walk through the halls, zapped of life and creativity. … Continue reading Running from the Zombies- Why Creatives Suffer in the Corporate World

What Leaders Can Learn from The Costa Concordia Tragedy

The Costa Concordia was Europe's largest-ever cruise ship when it launched in 2006, however, not a lot is being said about that now with the ship being on the rocks.  Considering the age with high tech GPS and mapping systems,it is pretty hard to believe something like this could happen.  Furthermore, it is more than … Continue reading What Leaders Can Learn from The Costa Concordia Tragedy

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part III

Ah, the last of the trilogy.  In movie series, this is where I want the author to so desperately put everything together for me.  Well, I won’t make any promises here, but let’s get to it anyway. My final H in the list of follow up fowl ups that chap my hide is quite simply, … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part III

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part II

In “Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up Part I”, we talked about the importance of knowing when to and when not to email as a follow up action.  This time, we are going to talk about another tactic commonly used today.  The “Generic Thank You Letter.” Nothing says love like the generic thank you letter.  I love … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up (F/U)- Part II

Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up-Part 1

Sure, you haven’t done it before have you?  You’ve never set up an appointment with a colleague, client, or prospect and used the abbreviation F/U on it.  Well, I guess I am the only one who will be honest here and I will tell you, I have done it more times than I care to … Continue reading Don’t Abbreviate Follow Up-Part 1