Think twice about a thankless job

Thankless jobs. Have one? This question came to me today as I was leaving what I’ll generically describe as a lawn mower retail and service store. I was there on a mission to pick up newly sharpened lawn mower blades. They were not ready, so I chose to wait while they were sharpened — about […]

You can try, but you won’t succeed

Just finished folding a set of sheets, including the dreaded fitted sheet. Actually, folding sheets was an exercise for students during one of their editing classes at the end of last semester. Two students were given a flat sheet. Two students were given a fitted sheet. Their instructions were simple. The two students with the […]

How to lead when you want to scream

In a feature published on syracuse.com called “CNY Conversations,” editor Stan Linhorst talks each week with a local person in a leadership role. The Q/A is always about “leadership, success and innovation.” Today, the conversation is with the president of a plastics manufacturing firm, and it offers a great lesson for journalists and communicators. Our […]

Shed your fears and get going

A piece published on Fast Company today will lift your spirits and help you soar to success. In his “7 Methods to Overcome Your Fear of Failure,” entrepreneur Faisal Hoque gives us hope and an action plan, starting with his description of “fear of failure.” The overwhelming sentiment growing inside of us, gnawing at us, and saying, […]

May you find success in your networking

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later Networking. It’s one of those words that can […]

These 3 traits hold promise for us all

Summer is still with us in full force, but hints of the fall semester are creeping in around us via emails, schedules, requests for syllabi and interactions with incoming students. At Syracuse University and the Newhouse School, the welcome mat is being rolled out for freshmen and returning students. As we reflect on what’s ahead, here […]