Respect First, Like Second

Respect First, Like Second

“You like me! You really like me!,” Sally Field said in 1980 when she won her academy award. It’s famous, because it touched every viewer deeply. That’s what we want, isn’t it? To be liked? But Sally knows that being liked only gets you so far. You have to show focus,...
Communicating the Value of Design in 5 Easy Steps

Can’t Get No Respect

The other day I was in a meeting with my CEO, a couple people from sales, folks from the affinity staff, and one other person from marketing. We were going over our strategy for our keynote presentations for our summer meetings. At one point, my CEO says, “You...
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Creating Clout Within Your Firm

In a survey of in-house designers by The Creative Group, more than one-third of respondents said their company’s top creative leaders are “very respected” by other managers in the organization; and more than half said their leaders are “somewhat respected.” These...

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