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The Fun Factor in Company Culture

    The old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” is appropriate when discussing fun in the workplace.  A study found that just over 80 percent of employees at companies that ranked as ‘amazing workplaces’, described their office environments as ‘fun.’.  The Oxford Dictionary defines fun as light-hearted pleasure, enjoyment,…

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“You Cannot Cry All the Time”

  “Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you – it’s born with us the day that we are born.” – Homer, The Iliad This is the story of three journeys—two…

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Communication Strategies in the Workplace

Workplace communication is the exchanging of information and ideas within an organization. Effective workplace communication is when this information is sent and received accurately – something that is central to all business goals.  97 percent of workers believe that communication impacts the success of tasks every day. It’s vital to create a positive communication strategy…

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Do You Sound Like a Leader?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. In 2002, a Stanford University professor made audiotapes of physicians and their patients in session. Half of the doctors had been previously brought to court for malpractice. She then played the tapes for her students, who were able to determine which physicians had been sued. But here’s the catch: The recordings…

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A Star Chamber? Is the 14th Amendment Next?

Photo from supremecourt.gov, modified for LEVICK blog “…it’s not right to say ‘Roe is on the ballot’ in November. The 21st century is on the ballot.” – Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Columnist for The Washington Post “I would honestly be lying if I said I weren’t afraid that it could all go away.” – Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,…

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Richard Levick – All The King’s Men…

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.” – Herbert Hoover In honor of Independence Day and our 500th podcast we dedicate it to the memory of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, the three Freedom Summer organizers murdered, June 1964. I spent much of the…

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Great Resignation Underscores Importance of Employee Engagement and Well-being

COMMENTARY… Bessie Kokalis Pescio, Vice President, Global Internal Communications at Philip Morris International Two years after the outbreak of the global pandemic, some organizational leaders are looking forward to going ‘back to the way things used to be’ before COVID-19, while others are realizing that it is essential to dive a little deeper into its learnings…

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

  When it comes to the one of the biggest sources of strength in any work environment, discover how to build an inclusive workplace.  More than 157 million people make up the American workforce and each employee will have different skills and needs. As an employer, it is your responsibility to meet the needs of and…

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What’s Driving US Inflation So High? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing In 2021, the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 6.8%.  This figure is higher than anything America has seen in 30 years.  To understand what this means, consider what the CPI measures.  Included in the CPI is a basket of goods deemed relevant to the average American consumer.  It includes…

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Silence in the Face of Misinformation is Complicity

Helio Fred Garcia In May the head of the Food and Drug Administration warned that misinformation has become the leading cause of death in the United States.  The January 6 Committee hearings are making clear that misinformation is a leading cause of political division. And that it is a growing threat to American democracy.   In…

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How Should People Feel about Machines?

  Dr. David Hagenbuch, Ethicist and Professor of Marketing, Messiah University, Author of Honorable Influence, Founder of MindfulMarketing.org We used to only have to worry about the feelings of people.  Now we need to be careful not to offend a brand-new category of ‘beings’—machines.  At least that’s what an engineer from one of the world’s top tech companies suggests. …

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5 Ways to Improve Engagement Through Empathy

Why Compassionate Leadership at Work Matters More than Ever Justine Frostad, VP of Marketing, Cognitiv This has been an intense and eye opening two years for all of us (to say the least!). Collectively we’ve experienced a concentrated and ceaseless amount of heaviness. Adjusting to this new hybrid world at work while digesting everything else…

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It’s In The Hands Of The Voters  (OP-ED)

Gun control and abortion rights issues expose the limits of political and non-political public relations campaigns. It’s not the money spent that counts, or the number of media placements. it’s the number of votes and changing the minds of people that matters. Arthur Solomon On May 30, on this website I wrote that if meaningful…

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How to Communicate a Summer Friday Policy

  Clarity, consistency and buy-in are all key. Allison Carter, Ragan Communications After a long winter and a short spring, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. And after a long two years, your employees could benefit from a little extra break for their mental health. Enter the hallowed tradition of the summer…

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Richard Levick – Let Her Sing

Photo by Addison Scurlock, modified for LEVICK blog “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. How do we find the strength to keep going? I know from so many recent conversations that I am not the only one to have those days when the fatigue…

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How Marketers Can Curb Metrics Cravings in the Post-Cookie World

Andy Hasselwander, Chief Analytics Officer at MarketBridge Measurement and optimization remain critical imperatives for marketers. When hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to acquire customers, CFOs take notice and want to know how various aspects of the marketing mix are working—or not working. The questions of ROI, cost per acquisition, marginal cost per…

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Democratic Election Strategy Suggestions Should Include A New Approach to Public Relations And Not Beat A Dead Horse; Neither Should Agency Account Teams.

Arthur Solomon On May 24, on this site, I wrote a column giving my opinion on why the Republican Party has stymied Democratic legislation on women’s right to choose and gun control.  I began the column with the following:  “Ever since the conclusion of the 2020 presidential election, I stayed away from writing columns about…

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