Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at the CCCA Allegheny Sectional. The title of the presentation was Damage Control: Communication Planning for Crisis Situations and the PDF is attached here.   Let’s say your organization suffers from property...
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

About this time last year, I had the opportunity to romp through England, Wales and Scotland. Exploring ancient abbeys and graveyards made me feel an odd kind of hiraeth—a Welsh term, fittingly, that refers to “a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a...
Aristotle for Entrepreneurs

Aristotle for Entrepreneurs

Brandon Zaffini & Ben Kafferlin Today’s entrepreneur would benefit from an occasional history lesson. She would do well to heed the advice of ancient philosophers like Aristotle and Plato. Really. Consider the following from Aristotle, a theorist who was not...
Futility in 2015 Planning

Futility in 2015 Planning

Your 2015 goals are 100% useless. The likelihood of you accomplishing – or even working toward them – is about 20%. If you’re in the 80%, just go ahead and pitch ‘em. Let me backpedal a little. I’ve written several strategic plans for clients over the past few...
Of The Father’s Love Begotten

Of The Father’s Love Begotten

One of my earliest memories is of a cold, dark night in the backseat of my parent’s Century Buick on the way to see my grandfather for Christmas. I distinctly remember listening to beautiful old hymns on a wobbly tape as we passed houses adorned with Christmas...