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  • Communicating...About Being Rich

    Communicating...About Being Rich

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:20:27 GMT
    CEOs who make big money often find it difficult to talk about their hefty salaries in public. In fact, they’ve been known to make things worse by coming across as arrogant and tone-deaf to the average person.Talking about one’s wealth is by no means easy.
    CEOs who make big money often find it difficult to talk about their hefty salaries in public. In fact, they’ve been known to make things worse by coming across as arrogant and tone-deaf to the average person.Talking about one’s wealth is by no means easy.
  • 2013's Top 3 PR Blunders

    2013's Top 3 PR Blunders

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-01-07 15:49:09 GMT
    This past year did not disappoint when it comes to communication faux pas and PR blunders. They came in all forms and in every professional arena and, as always, offered some lessons for the rest of us about how NOT to communicate in public.
    This past year did not disappoint when it comes to communication faux pas and PR blunders. They came in all forms and in every professional arena and, as always, offered some lessons for the rest of us about how NOT to communicate in public.
  • JFK: Lessons in Leadership

    JFK: Lessons in Leadership

    Monday, November 18 2013 3:50 PM EST2013-11-18 20:50:43 GMT
    As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, there is no better lesson in leadership when it comes to learning from failure than the 1961 fiasco known as the Bay of Pigs.It was clearly Kennedy’s most significant and embarrassing public failure in his three years as president.
    As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, there is no better lesson in leadership when it comes to learning from failure than the 1961 fiasco known as the Bay of Pigs.It was clearly Kennedy’s most significant and embarrassing public failure in his three years as president.
  • The Property Tax Debate: It’s Time to Put Every Idea on the Table

    The Property Tax Debate: It’s Time to Put Every Idea on the Table

    Monday, October 21 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-10-21 20:56:09 GMT
    Property taxes in our state have been out of control for decades. There is no quick fix, no silver bullet that would turn the situation around overnight. It took decades to get this bad and it is going to take a while to get it right.
    Property taxes in our state have been out of control for decades. There is no quick fix, no silver bullet that would turn the situation around overnight. It took decades to get this bad and it is going to take a while to get it right.
  • A Giant in New Jersey Politics

    A Giant in New Jersey Politics

    Monday, October 7 2013 10:42 AM EDT2013-10-07 14:42:00 GMT
    I am working on a public television documentary special on the career of former Governor Brendan T. Byrne and I had the occasion of covering the unveiling of a 7-feet high bronze statue of the governor at the Essex County Courthouse plaza this week—an effort coordinated by Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo in which Byrne was introduced by Republican Governor Chris Christie.Too often, in the media, we obsess over politicians who do the wrong thing and what doesn’t work in our government.
    I am working on a public television documentary special on the career of former Governor Brendan T. Byrne and I had the occasion of covering the unveiling of a 7-feet high bronze statue of the governor at the Essex County Courthouse plaza this week—an effort coordinated by Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo in which Byrne was introduced by Republican Governor Chris Christie.Too often, in the media, we obsess over politicians who do the wrong thing and what doesn’t work in our government.
  • No Excuse For Communication Blowup

    No Excuse For Communication Blowup

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 3:37 PM EST2014-02-05 20:37:13 GMT
    Legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace was known to ask the toughest and most challenging questions of leaders in every walk of professional life, including asking numerous presidents what some would say were embarrassing questions about their failures in office.When asked if he felt bad for asking embarrassing questions of those in high places, Wallace was known to say; "There are no embarrassing questions … there are only embarrassing answers."
    Legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace was known to ask the toughest and most challenging questions of leaders in every walk of professional life, including asking numerous presidents what some would say were embarrassing questions about their failures in office.When asked if he felt bad for asking embarrassing questions of those in high places, Wallace was known to say; "There are no embarrassing questions … there are only embarrassing answers."
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  • Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

    Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:22:02 GMT
    Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.
    Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.
  • Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:42:03 GMT
    Activists say fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides.
    Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on...
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:53:51 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
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  • Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

    Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:34:55 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the nation's new president on Thursday, hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the...
  • Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:34:47 GMT
    Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison two alleged terrorists on Polish soil.
    Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under...
  • 2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

    2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:21:50 GMT
    Afghan officials say two Finnish aid workers have been shot dead in the western city of Herat.
    Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled...
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