Given my ramblings as of late, why did I go into Marketing? It seems so much more pedestrian than heady topics like Astronomy and Economics which are so interesting to me. I could be solving important world problems. Why am I building emails? If you’ve read my blog, you may know that in college I … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Studies
I’ve always known that I’m not special. I’m unique, but there’s nothing innately special about me...or you, for that matter. As a parent, that’s a hard message. “Yes, your bunny drawing is unique, but your drawing is no better or worse than anyone else’s bunny drawing.” Speaking that truth doesn’t win hearts and minds of … Continue reading Observing Without Intent
In my very first job in corporate America, my manager sat me down and told me that a client told him I was too honest. Wait...what? I worked at a private label credit card company and I was the account manager for a certain retailer. As such, I was responsible for training the client’s front-line … Continue reading Honesty is Not the Best Policy…Depending On Who You’re Talking To
“Do you think a hot dog is a sandwich?”, one of my colleagues asks me today. My response: “well, it depends on how ‘sandwich’ is defined.” Put a pin in that. I enjoy being a manager, more so than I ever realized until a recent revelation. However, for me, the hardest part of being a … Continue reading Looking for Recognition in All the Wrong Places
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I’m skipping around with my lesson...confidence is the next trait in the sequence, but I’m giving myself the confidence to change my own lesson in order to focus on credibility. Throughout my career, I’ve noticed a trend within myself: when I first start a new role at a new company, I’m very timid. In some … Continue reading How Credibility Enables Authenticity