The Visibility Premium

Are you personally seeking higher visibility in your field or profession? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. More and more of us are aiming to be widely recognized. This can benefit us personally as well as the companies we work for. It used to be that the desire...

Shorting Our Customers

Just got finished watching Michael Lewis (one of my favorite writers) on the Charlie Rose show. He was describing his new book, The Big Short, about contrarians who bet against the sub-prime mortgage debacle and made millions doing so.    What’s...

Naked Emperors — and their PR Firms

PR firms, too often, are letting their executive clients down. They are encouraging them to stroll out in the public square unclothed and unprepared. Result? Their clients are exposed as leaders without vision. While that may sound harsh, one has to remember that...

Thought Leadership w/o Thought Leaders?

How can we have thought leadership without thought leaders? That’s the question embedded in recent research published by BlissPR that looks at thought leadership trends in the professional services industry. It seems to me they have uncovered some challenging...

Who Gets the Irving Thalberg Award?

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is presented periodically at the Academy Awards ceremonies to "creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production." The award is named for the legendary head of the...