From Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn to George Burns and Gracie Allen

What Creative Yin-Yang Collaborations Teach Us

Watching the Broadway show, “Beautiful,” about the life of Carole King, I could not help but think about the creative collaborative process she and her then-husband, Gerry Goffin went through. Together they penned classics including the chart-topping songs, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Up on the Roof,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” and “One Fine Day.”

Women Leaders Say Personal Brand Is Vital For Success:

But Most Don’t Have A Vision Or Plan

Novelist, poet and journalist George Eliot once said, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” Her statement speaks volumes about personal brand and our ability to influence not only who we are, but also the perceptions about us.

The Vital Voice of the CCO

in the #MeToo Reality

Recent front-page headlines underscore the embarrassing place companies can be put in when sexual harassment charges are brought against them or someone in their employ. It seems we cannot go a day without hearing about the wrongdoing of someone, somewhere.

Values: Organizations Must

Make Them Real

Spanish Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset once said, “Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” So, as organizations sit in their Boardrooms and deliberate to come up with the right list of values, how much meaning, importance and identity does the organization ultimately associate with them?

Seven Steps to Developing

Your Personal Brand

Personal Brand… is this a topic that you think or care about? Or do you discount it saying to yourself, “I don’t need to be concerned with this.” As entrepreneur, author and humanitarian activist Dan Pallotta stated, “Brand is everything, and everything is brand.” Just as companies care about their brands, you should too.

Mr.Rogers: Five Essential Truths

of His Communications

Since the new documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about Fred Rogers came out earlier this year, there has been a well-deserved resurgence of interest in him, his PBS Television Show (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) and the many topics he addressed. Numerous articles have been written about the ways we can learn from him, be better leaders and better people. His kindness was palpable.

What Anthony Bourdain Gave

us Without Reservation:

Lessons from the Master in

Cross-Cultural Communication

As the world mourns the passing of Anthony Bourdain, we, as we often do when someone great leaves our midst, are struck by the indelible impression he has made on us and what we took away from our relationship with him. His storied career, launched from a single article that was published in The New Yorker, much to his surprise, got him a book deal, which led to unimagined success, and celebrity status that only accelerated throughout his life.