So here we are in month three of Firebrand. Time to share some more lessons with you.Read More
Firebrand is now a month old. Weâ€™re signing up our first clients, hiring our first team members, and getting the systems in place. Agency life is a rollercoaster, so right now after the big climb to launch, weâ€™re accelerating into the drop, hands in the air while screaming something joyously incoherent a few octaves too high for respectability. Weâ€™re having fun, so I thought Iâ€™d share five lessons learned so far.
After twenty years, I am leaving my PR agency, LEWIS. Thatâ€™s a long time to work with one firm, especially in an industry where average tenure is about three years. So I thought Iâ€™d take this chance to talk about two things – the importance of tenure, and whatâ€™s next for me personally.
Creativity, like love and happiness, is a common concept but hard to define. If we want to increase our creativity, we need a clear concept of what it means. So let’s take a look.
Why it’s rare to achieve personal gain over a sustained period by doing a disservice to others.
If you are a manager, should you be friends on Facebook with your team? The jury is out on whether it’s a good idea or not, but there are some areas of agreement and lessons to learn.
After six months (count them) of silence, I’m back publishing here. I hope you’ll forgive the lack of communications and content. I’d like to say it was a deliberate plan to recharge the blogging batteries after seven years, but the truth is simpler. I became over-committed and something had to give
We each look for different qualities in our coworkers â€“ ambition, creativity, expertise, a sense of humor â€“ but there are four which are vital.
Most of us don’t say ‘thank you’ enough. We breeze through our days, letting people help us without taking the time to recognize those efforts or reward them. It’s almost as if there is a finite amount of gratitude and recognition we can give, and we want to eek it out over time. As if by thanking people liberally we demean its value.
You probably like to think you are. Just like weâ€™re all above-average drivers. But generosity comes in many forms.