Tips to Get Ahead

Taking Back Lunch

Early in my career, I worked for a company where the CEO required his entire staff to leave the office at lunch. Exceptions were made for lunch meetings both in or out of the office. But in general, he walked out of the office ...

Love the One You’re With

I had the privilege to be a part of an arts marketing training last week that included some of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s best arts organizations. The last presentation of the four-day training was regarding audience retention. I...

Change Agents: Geeky?

I was lucky enough to listen an amazing address about change in organizations last week, and had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. The presenter said, “To be an effective change agent in your organization, you have t...


Speak With Certainty

I spent most of last week and the weekend at an exciting and fun training session with other nonprofit and arts marketing organizations. It was fabulous. But when you spend four days straight talking to the same people, you beg...

Done is Good

In my life and career, I’m a bit of an addict to organizational systems. However, I never stick to the same one for very long. It depends on the week and the task list which way I’ll decide to organize myself. This ...

Saying "No"

I’ve posted a number of times the past five months about how wonderful it’s been to achieve some semblance of work/life balance. Well, apparently, putting it out in the universe that I might have some free time has ...