Playing with Purpose- “Remembering the Future”

May 3, 2012 / Blog / Business Strategy / Personal Development

I recently attended a meeting where we started the meeting by playing a game called “Remembering the Future.” The objective of the game was to think ahead one year into the future, and ask ourselves “We had an incredibly successful year in our organization.

Establishing Direction: Diverging and Adjusting

November 10, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development

In aviation or sailing. A chart is plotted, the direction is set, and then many small adjustments are made along the journey, due to divergences from the course. External factors like wind can blow us off course for a minute, but we learn to adjust and move forward.

Letting the Power of the Idea Stand for Itself

October 31, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development

I love college football. As practices started and I heard the news that Joe Paterno, Head Coach of the Penn State University football team was recently injured in a sideline collision with a player, I was reminded of a Sports Illustrated article I read about him before the start of last season.

My Advice to PR Students

October 28, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development / PR Tips

I recently had the opportunity to return to my alma mater, Utah Valley University, to talk to students about my first year out of college in the real world.

My Name’s Not Steve!

October 24, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development / PR Tips

My five and three-year-old daughters are hooked on the Barbie movie A Fairytale Princess. I haven’t seen the movie start to finish, but I’ve seen enough to know that I don’t want to see it start to finish.

Embracing Opposition

September 15, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development

I remember somebody telling me “when two people are of the identical opinion, one person is redundant.” It got me thinking of the value of differing opinions. There is huge value in

Deep-Diving to Become a Subject-Matter Expert

August 23, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development / PR Tips

I recently got the pleasure of working with a new account in a space that was relatively new to me. When we met with their executives to review the PR Proposal, to determine if we would be their agency of choice, their CEO expressed some hesitation in our not being able to really understand the space.

I Don’t Have to Like You, I Just Have to Be Nice

August 17, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development

Several years ago my brother-in-law made an interesting comment about a potential new in-law. His comment rang very true in the context of the family setting we were in, but I believe it makes as much sense and is as applicable to a work environment as well.