Not Every Jerk Boss Is An Asshole

Not Every Jerk Boss Is An Asshole

November 21, 2017Leadership, Management, Managing Millennials

“He is such an asshole.” “She’s such a bitch.” Just walk down a busy street during lunch time and you’ll hear these words just about every day of the work week. Hang out in an office bathroom long enough and you might hear it about yourself (I speak from personal experience.) However, every “jerk” boss … Read More

6 Steps To Resolving Workplace Conflict

6 Steps To Resolving Workplace Conflict

November 7, 2017Communication, Leadership, Millennials & Management

Workplace conflict is an energy, productivity, and profit crusher every business, even ones with positive cultures, needs to constantly minimize. As soon as you have two people working together, you have the potential – and inevitability – of conflict. My former colleague Dan Stevens and I worked together at three companies, founded a company together, … Read More

Why It’s Important To Listen To Women Leaders

Why It’s Important To Listen To Women Leaders

October 17, 2017Communication, Leadership

Listen to learn, not reply. This is a fundamental rule of active listening. It’s also a key tenant of effective leadership. Female leadership and male leadership. Unfortunately, not enough women leaders are consistently recognized when offering insight, yet this may be one of the most critical moments in workplace history for men and women to … Read More

A Bad Reputation is Expensive…Very Expensive

A Bad Reputation is Expensive…Very Expensive

September 28, 2017Communication, Leadership

Reputation Management has long been the PR Industry’s term for corporate communications campaigns designed to shape a company’s public’s opinion to as positive as possible. In the online world, reputation management services seek to suppress the negative and elevate and amplify the positive references that you’ll find on the top pages of a Google search. … Read More

Change is Hard…Do It For The Right Reasons

Change is Hard…Do It For The Right Reasons

September 20, 2017Uncategorized

When I started Double Forte 15 years ago with my friend and colleague Dan Stevens to make a change for ourselves and the market, the PR industry, indeed the economy, was so very different than it is today. Traditional media reigned supreme, public relations often still bowed to advertising and conventional corporate work environments were … Read More

Too Hard? Don’t Delay: Do It Now

Too Hard? Don’t Delay: Do It Now

June 23, 2017Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

One lesson I’ve learned multiple times in my career is that when I say to myself “that’s too hard,” I need to do whatever “that” is now. Delaying acting on the hard decisions creates drama that yields inefficiency and friction in business. Decisions such as: Putting off having that difficult conversation with an employee? Delaying … Read More

3 Ways To Inspire Loyalty From Former Employees

3 Ways To Inspire Loyalty From Former Employees

June 13, 2017Boomerang, Leadership, Loyalty

Loyalty has been a big word in the past two weeks. In fact, the phrase “I expect loyalty” generates over 40,000,000 Google entries, and at least the first 35 pages of results are from the past six days (if you’ve been off the grid, on June 8th, Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the … Read More