Fascinating new research provides more insight into why efforts at changing organizations usually meets with resistance from older leaders and employees. Up to now, most have attributed the resistance to the fact that older employees have invested in past ideas and aren’t interested in new ones. But the Wall Street Journal reports a new finding was discovered in an effort to track the progress of children who grow up too fast. Here’s what they found:
There’s a fascinating documentary on HBO right now called “Everything is Copy.” It’s a film about the life of writer-director Nora Ephron, best known for her work on movies like “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Julie & Julia,” which all explore how men and women relate to each other. She died from leukemia in 2012 at age 71, and the film is
If you want a tip to change your life that will work right now, check out Julie Morgenstern’s classic book “Never Check eMail in the Morning.” Nothing will help you on the journey toward life change like changing your priorities and getting organized so that
As social media continues to grow, it’s worth reminding everyone on your team that today, “public relations” isn’t just for the PR Department. Today, everyone is a PR person. Now, anyone has the ability to influence his or her followers, and it’s time we realized
I’ve been teaching for a long time that too many churches and religious organizations are making a huge mistake by only posting full length sermons and teachings on either their website or podcasts. Certainly it’s fine (and a good idea) to archive your live stream, media programming, and other content in full online. However, when it comes to people actually viewing it, it’s an
Today I found some notes from an old article in Public Relations Tactics that I thought worth posting. In today’s world, where journalism seems to have lost it’s compass, and it’s more like marketing that actual reporting, we all wonder how journalists look at the world. Here’s some interesting insight to keep in mind – especially if you get a call from a reporter. According to the author, here’s the true and false of that world:
Like El Dorado, the legendary city of gold, the dream of catching up on your emails, and achieving an empty inbox sits out there like an unrealized myth. Sure there are plenty of websites that tell you how to reach “Inbox Zero,” but if you’re like me, you still walk away from the computer every night unable to process every email. So the question continues: Is it possible to deal with every email, every day?
Remember the book and movie, The DaVinci Code back in 2006? The book was a bestseller, and the movie was big box office. While there had been other films that questioned the validity of what the Bible says about Jesus, it was probably the first to get such huge publicity. And it wasn’t the last novel, television series, or movie that toyed with historical facts or was offensive to Christianity. But unless you’re ready to set up a permanent boycott office underneath the Hollywood sign, we need to consider another approach to these types of entertainment and media projects that