Tag Archives: leadership

To Lead, or Not to Lead

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do you work best alone or in a group? Your personality traits and personality type might say something about your creative personality, and how you approach your design work. It might also say something about the kind of leader you are—or the kind of leader you could be.

Anne Sweeney’s 3 Characteristics of a Great Leader

After 18 years of working at Disney, Anne Sweeney has reportedly decided to “… step out of the comfort zone of the executive ranks and more directly into the creative arena …” and pursue her passion for learning the art of directing. Sweeney’s new career goal is to become a television director. “If not...

Just Show Up!

Years ago I participated in a 360-degree assessment. Peers, colleagues, management and direct reports all had the opportunity to anonymously tell me how I was doing. And based on their responses, I was doing pretty well. But there were a few comments that I didn’t expect and one in particular that stopped me in...

Tips on How to Manage Outside Agencies

Tips on How to Manage Outside Agencies By Shannon Stull Carrus I often get questions about how to manage outside agency relationships effectively. Surprisingly, the issues are often unrelated to the agency and are sometimes a result of in-house team road blocks. In other words, people are asking me: “How am I supposed to...

INspiration Wednesday: Bob Calvano Has Giant Ears

Turn the mundane into opportunities. Grow giant ears. — Bob Calvano, Director, Global Creative Studios at Merck Bob Calvano manages a huge team of multidisciplinary talent for Merck. Merck’s global vision is to make a difference in the lives of people through innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer health and animal products. Bob believes...