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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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  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:26:52 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief...
  • FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M

    FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:25:56 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737...
  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:15:41 GMT
    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
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  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:26:52 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief...
  • Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:17:27 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed.
  • 3 female suicide bomber kill several in Nigeria

    3 female suicide bomber kill several in Nigeria

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:16:58 GMT
    Witnesses say a woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria, killing at least three people.
    A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in one of three suicide bombings by females in Kano in two days, police said.
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