About this blog
I write about communication, leadership and change, drawing on a 30-year career in journalism, public relations and management.
Tag Archives: management
Are you the Duck tape or Allen wrench of your organization?
Many years ago, when I first moved to Washington and started working in communications, an older and wiser colleague gave me some sage advice: “Jay, you can be a generalist or a specialist, there is no set path to success … Continue reading
Posted in Careers, Management, Organization Tagged Allen wrench, Duck tape, generalist, management, Miles Davis, public relations, specialist Leave a comment
‘What are we doing about this?’
Have you ever received an e-mail or note from a boss or board member—usually with an article attached—that simply says, “What are we doing about this?” There is no other explanation, no instruction, no suggestion that “we should meet to … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Tagged board, CEO, channels, communication, management 2 Comments
Are you watching your business or just letting it be?
I’m not a big fan of going to the dentist, but there is one thing my dentist does that leaders and business owners can benefit from, and that’s having a “watch list.” When I go to in for my six-month … Continue reading
Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership Tagged accountability, business, management, watch list 2 Comments