Tag Archives: teamwork

Be that Catalyst for Change

Be that Catalyst for Change By Ed Roberts In a recent post, I wrote about the importance of building rich, collaborative relationships within your local advertising and design community. This is more than a personal development goal but one of several core values set for my entire in-house team. In fact, just before writing...

Have You Ever Gotten Lost In Translation?

Have You Ever Gotten Lost In Translation? By Shannon Stull Carrus A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a special blogger preview at the local opera. The event was set up by the opera’s internal PR team, and the invite did everything right: it generated interest in the show, created exclusivity by inviting only those “in...

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...

Learning to Let Go

Learning to Let Go By Jackie Schaffer To advance in your career, you need to manage things within your control to positive outcomes. For example, if you are a designer and someone helps you with part of a project, you review that part of the project before sharing it with the client to ensure...

Are You a Friendly or Cut-Throat Competitor?

By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group Have your coworkers been less helpful or willing to offer input on your designs? Are some starting to take credit for your ideas? If you’ve noticed a change in the air, you’re not alone. In a recent survey by our company, nearly half of the...

Surviving the Office Holiday Party

By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group I’ll be the first to admit that I love this time of year (aside from the lines at the airports). People tend to be in better spirits, and I get a brief respite from my business travels to spend quality time with family and friends....