Someone to Know: Q&A with FM Global Assistant Vice President, Public Relations Steve Zenofsky


Steve Zenofsky, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations for FM Global, is an incredibly thoughtful strategic communicator and definitely Someone to Know. Steve leads public relations at a $5.7

Want to Wow Your Customers? Keep Your Promises

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To set the stage, I had been a long-time customer of a publicly traded propane delivery business headquartered in New Jersey with over 650 locations throughout the United States. Opinion Public Relations brand promise Business corporate policy customer service Jim Kerr leadership promises

12 Factors To Consider When Crafting A Message

Lead Change Blog

How was it possible for so much information to be available in the mass media and yet simultaneously for the public to be ignorant? Workplace Issues Authentic leadership Communication Holocaust Leadership Management Newseum PR public relations transparency Trust

Pitch your idea with an open mind (and an eye on your audience)

N2Growth Blog

Leadership Public Relations Influence John Baldoni leading well“If you don’t connect, you don’t persuade.”

There Is No Time To Hurry Up And Wait

N2Growth Blog

So, whenever a leader or an organization adopts any new strategy, technology platform, methodology or approach, that adoption has to be driven by both a need and with leadership clarity. Communications Crisis Management Leadership Public Relations Rants Strategy avoid crisis Crisis Leadership ferguson learning risk Risk By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts. Chair, Organizational Development, N2Growth.

Five Strategies for Leaders in Law to Remain Culturally Fit

N2Growth Blog

Whether the agency is experiencing challenges or not, these five strategies will provide the thought-leadership to navigate the rough waters in the sea of conflict. Leaders in Law must first understand that the fabric of leadership is the strength that tightly holds the culture together and leadership must remain in a continuous state of forward-motion at every level of the organization. But with that, Leaders in Law must understand that leadership begins on the inside.

Leadership Development: Throw the Ball and Catch It Too

Women on Business

The day of the Super Bowl was the final day of a GUTSY WOMEN LEADERSHIP RETREAT. Hey Gisele, think about this: most women in leadership positions have already learned to “throw the ##//*6^!! Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, will go down in history with a quote that goes well beyond football.

Target’s Fall Guy: Is Your Board Prepared?

N2Growth Blog

Someone who understands enterprise technology systems and has managed decisions relating to them. Crisis Management Leadership Public Relations Talent Management Gregg Steinhafel Target Target Hack Target Hacking News Target Security Breach By Patricia Lenkov. Chair, Executive Search, N2growth. Gregg Steinhafel, former Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation stepped down earlier this month.

Sales For All Seasons

Women on Business

business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications customer service decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives International Business job satisfaction Leadership Management Marketing Online Business public relations Sales Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business RoundtableAs we all rush out to do some holiday shopping and retailers put their best foot forward, as a small business owner you want to be sure that.

The Leper in the Room: Workplace Violence

Women on Business

This is a situation where accountable and responsible leadership is essential” says Nater. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Businesswomen Interviews Communications customer service decision-making Ethics Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Human Resources Issues Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management personal development public relations Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business Roundtable Workplace Issues

Is Leadership A Position

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Ashley was excited. Ashley’s degree was in Public Relations. Leadership Development Coaching development LeadershipHer degree wasn’t even hanging on the wall yet.

HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

HP announced Whitman’s appointment on September 22, 2011 but given the public comments, customers seem to think it’s a bad choice. HP has not had a stellar track record when it comes to leadership and their choices have often gotten them into sticky situations. HP has made some controversial decisions lately, but is Meg Whitman a great strategic move or the kiss of death for this once great tech company?

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November 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, motivation, productivity, and more. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds shared Leadership Mumbo Jumbo: Are You Communicating Clearly to Your Followers? Jim explains: “Don’t engage in leadership mumbo jumbo. Jon Mertz of Thin Difference shared Betterment – A New Leadership Calling.

May 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided 8 Steps to Avoid Flipping Your Lid in Challenging Leadership Situations. Leadership in Running Shoes. Leadership Development Leadership Management

Jennifer Prosek: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Under her leadership, the firm has become a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, Connecticut and London. Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of CJP Communications (CJP), where she leads many of the firm’s key accounts. With more than 70 professionals, the firm ranks among the top [.].

The Character of Passionate Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Passionate Leadership is Courageous. It comes from leadership that takes its lead from a dogged commitment to a principle as well as an insatiable desire to stand for that principle. Passionate Leadership is Conviction. Leadership Development Leadership Management

Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. Can you recognize the leadership styles of others?

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Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

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Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn’t exist…Today’s post is not going to sit well with many in the leadership profession, but then many of my posts seem to have that effect. In my opinion the practice of leadership identification is simply based upon flawed business logic, and it is make-work in the purest form. Organizations short on leadership talent find themselves in such a position for a reason… current leadership failed to lead.

Making True Leadership Shine


I asked him to write another guest post tying in the book with the subject of leadership. After all, I’m a public relations guy by day—and, too often, by night, weekend and holiday—so one shouldn’t expect me to assail my profession, even by parable. What is it about the term “public relations” that brings the pot of social ire to a boil? But real public relations, like real leadership, is dedicated to the truth.

How To Spin A Huge Mistake Into Leadership Gold

Terry Starbucker

We had never truly prepared for such a disaster from a public relations perspective, so we flew blind for most of those 24 hours, putting out whatever messages we could through Social Media, our website, and other non-affected channels – but even those didn’t come until well into the next morning.

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Leadership & Perfectionism | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality, but rarely does it require perfection. While leadership doesn’t require being perfect, it does require doing what is needed and necessary. Get Your Leadership BIG On!

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Let’s Demonstrate We Value Our People, and Pay Them Appropriately


An open letter to the public relations industry I care deeply about: We can and need to do better. Leadership Effectiveness & PlanningI recently met with a job candidate* from one of the fine large agencies in our industry.

The Leadership Walk

N2Growth Blog

Today’s guest post by Kevin Eikenberry ( @kevineikenberry ) really resonates with me because it’s chalk full of leadership perspective. Kevin also hosts the Best of Leadership Blogs 2010 contest of which this blog is a nominee (if you haven’t voted yet, today is the last day for voting). Each of these is part of your leadership walk. You may not think of your leadership journey as a walk. It delivers the best leadership skills in a man.

Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

David asked Becky, “How come no one ever talks about love as a leadership competency?&# While l ove and leadership are certainly two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, I can assure you that rarely does great leadership exist without love being present and practiced.

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Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

weeklyleader Wharton professor Mike Useem calls it the "Leadership Moment." " I believe that it's really one of the most significant keys to leadership. Take advantage of the moment to exercise leadership and you will rise above the rest.

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Book Review: Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It

Michael Lee Stallard

In Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It , Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of the leader development company GiANT Impact, makes a clear and compelling case that “dominating leaders” who lead by coercion are on the decline and are being replaced by “liberating leaders” who lead through influence.

Leadership & Loyalty | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll examine the value of loyalty as it relates to leadership. If relationships are the currency of leadership, it is important for leaders to note that loyalty serves as the cornerstone of any healthy relationship.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

Vision and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

A CEO’s ability to perform effectively is so closely tied to their ability to form a clearly articulated vision, evangelize the vision and then to execute on their vision, that no real discussion on executive leadership should take place without an emphasis on vision.

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. This is a relatively new client, but I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt his positivity sets the tone for the entire organization and has produced incredible results. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude.

Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

FACT : Leaders who lack emotional control won’t remain in a position of leadership for long. And, emotional intelligence has been linked to successful leadership (just did a paper on this for a university class). link] George Phillip Emotional control and Leadership?

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PR Agencies Need to Be More Diverse and Inclusive. Here’s How to Start.

Harvard Business Review

public relations industry, they make up only 30% of agency C-suite executives. And while some progress has been made in advancing women to leadership and board positions, the pay gap between men and women in PR is $6,000 on average (even when tenure, job type, education, field of study, location, and ethnicity are held constant). For example, Barri Rafferty of Ketchum was appointed the first woman global CEO among the top 10 public relations agencies. HBR Staff.

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Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. In today’s post I’ll likely invoke the ire of many, because I will point out things that should be common sense for business people, which need to be publicly stated, but rarely are.

Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

N2Growth Blog

As a veteran and lifelong student of leadership I have always found Memorial Day weekend to be one of the most meaningful and significant of all holidays.

Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?&# I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list. You are my leadership daily must read!

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Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Kevin Eikenberry ( @kevineikenberry ) opened-up voting for The Best Leadership Blogs of 2010 yesterday , and the N2growth blog was one of 11 blogs nominated for the award. Brian Dodd on Leadership Mike, Thanks for the reply.

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The Leadership Vacuum | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There is nothing short of a voluminous amount of leadership information being published on a daily basis. As leadership advisors and coaches we counsel our clients on the need for change and innovation, but have we become the proverbial shoe maker without shoes?

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Leadership Interview – John Maxwell | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

John is probably one of the world’s best known and most respected authors and speakers on the subject of leadership. Mike Myatt : What was your first recollection of experiencing great leadership? He served our mother, which is the essence of effective leadership.

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Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the summit… Share and Enjoy: View Comments pinto philip Topic : Next Generation leadership -> How has leadership evolved with changing times , how has the styles changed , why is servant leadership more relevant in todays world.

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. If you check your ego at the door and give a thoughtful, introspective evaluation of your ability, it is likely that you’ll learn something about your leadership abilities or lack thereof. If you’re game to test your leadership ability read on to take the exam… The examination is broken down into 10 sections, each worth 10 points.

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Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Here’s the thing – the foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever. In today’s post I’ll share 6 leadership characteristics that require zero talent or skill. Leadership is a participation sport and never works well in absentia.

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