3 Counterintuitive Specifics to Handle the Dwight Shrute at Your Office

September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The temptation to strangle him is almost stronger than you. You and Dwight disagree about whether or not your company should do X. You’re the world’s foremost expert in X. Dwight is not. It Matters not to Dwight.  Working with a know-it-all is not always fun. Accepting the fact that they exist in every company with […]


These Disturbing Times and What You Can Do to Help

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don’t let today’s (or last week’s) news bring you down. Yes, what we hear feels frustrating, exhausting and sad. These are challenging times and we are here to deal with that, together. (This is a great time to polish your thought leadership.) No matter how daunting, or even how far away these events are, you […]


Look Great on Video Already

August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

It used to be conference calls that moved people. Literally. It was such a call in July, 2009 that moved me from Greenville, NC to Charleston, SC. Goodbye, ECU. Hello, College of Charleston (for a short but sweet time.) In this photo I’m with some key players in South Carolina’s innovation space at the cool […]


Fun Things You Can Do with a Speakers Panel …and how to put it together

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Recently I moderated a speakers panel on innovation for MUSC Information Solutions meeting (of nearly 400 folk, in the room and remote.) Speakers panels are fabulous for shaking things up and spreading a core message. Panels are low-cost, high pay-off messaging catalysts. The first panel I moderated was at Dig South more than a year ago, […]


Ask Yourself This When Work Feels Like &*$%# … and other dreary moments

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It all starts with how you talk to yourself. This is about when you feel nauseated about going to work, not (only) because there is so much to do but because the people there are… not your trusted favorites. It doesn’t look promising. The symptoms you feel may resemble those mentioned in disclaimers at the […]