June 17, 2017

The role of every business is ‘to attract and retain clients’.  Yes, every business. As Creative Directors, the part you play in helping the companies you work for achieve this objective is critical to its success.  After all, it’s the work of your department that help...

March 16, 2017

I have heard them all.   I have heard them repeatedly.  I have heard them repeatedly from people who have, how shall I say, a certain modicum of success, but certainly not the kind of success that dreams are made of.

I’d love to stop hearing them.

Because that woul...

January 15, 2017

Without all three are we setting up our newly minted female creative leaders to fail?

I have been watching with a great deal of interest what has been happening in the industry of late. I’m talking specifically about the spate of women being promoted into leadership ro...

October 13, 2016

The one that never knows the proper spelling of the CEO’s last name, or for that matter, their complete title? The one that thinks she recognizes the phone number on her call display and then addresses me by my first name – only it’s someone else’s first name?

Why do yo...

August 15, 2016

Losing a great employee is never fun.  Company culture takes a hit.  Clients get grumpy. Senior and junior talent surrounding that person get on edge, and wonder if they should also be leaving.  It causes upset all around.

While some people will move on despit...

July 15, 2016

You want to change jobs and don’t know where to start.
You need help negotiating your raise.
You need help negotiating your salary for your job change.
You’re not sure your online portfolio tells your story.
You don’t have a career plan mapped out.
You have a career pl...

June 18, 2016

The week of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is always special for me.

Lots of fantastic things happened in my career related to Cannes. The first year that I went was 2001.

That year, I deployed a newsletter from Cannes every day – at a time when it...

December 15, 2015

This article is not for everyone.

It’s not for the people who are loving their careers, working with people who inspire them, challenge them to push beyond their comfort zone daily, making the salary they feel they rightfully deserve, getting seductive calls from their...

November 15, 2015

You’re well into your career, you haven’t won any awards that anyone cares about, your salary is woefully behind where you thought it would be at this point in your career not to mention – at this age.

Your title is the most creative part of your job, which by the way,...

September 28, 2015

Remember that wonderful time in your career before you thought you knew everything?

The time when you still read voraciously and thought everyone was a genius, all clients’ products were the best on the market, and your boss was the most remarkable person who had ever s...

Please reload

Recent Posts

September 29, 2018

Please reload