Reasons For Optimism

I have been in China now for the past 1.5 months and am feeling very optimistic. That may sound contrary to what you are hearing or reading about the US-China relationship, but I just listened to a Ted Talk from 2021 by Kevin Kelly, a brilliant thinker and Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, where […]

In Pursuit of Your Passion

What is your passion and what are you doing about it? This featured topic of today’s Monday Morning Mail came to mind after I had a coffee with a former, very talented colleague who left his previous job and immediately went on to chase his passion. The colleague’s name is Kidd Huang, and he worked […]

Impact In Its Various Forms

Last month I was on a call with many accomplished communications executives to select Communications “Hall of Fame” candidates as part of an organization I am part of. In the evaluation process, one of the leaders of this group kept asking one question: “what impact has this individual had on our profession or their organization?” […]

Life Guided By Values

I have been wanting to write about values and their importance for some time now.  Nearly two months ago I attended a funeral of a friend from Beijing who was a model of leadership in the PR community, the Jewish community, and someone everyone looked up to for his advice. His name was David Wolf, […]

Insightful Inspiration

During my nearly 40 years of working in the public relations business, the most difficult thing to do was to mine deep and meaningful insights about our client brands, their customers or marketplace, and put them to work in client campaigns. Insight Example I remember one conversation I had with a professor in China in […]

Inspired By Community

For today’s Monday Morning Mojo, I am going to depart from sharing videos, articles and stories created by others who inspire me, to share a bit of my own community building over the past two weeks. Forgive me for focusing on me, but I write so much about the importance of community, I want to […]

Inspiration From Age

Today’s Monday Morning Mojo focuses on the beauty of age and growing older. My inspiration for this comes from seeing the news of Vogue Philippines’s April cover model, Apo Whang-Od, who, at 106-years-old, became the oldest person ever to appear on the front of Vogue. Residing in the mountain village of Buscalan, about 15 hours […]

Best Friends Forever (BFFs)

I have been wanting to write about pets and the role they play in serving as human’s best friend. There is just so much to be written about this topic, and I am clearly not the expert. In full disclosure, I did not grow up a dog person. If I remember correctly, we had a […]

Inspired and Informed by Iconic Images

Today’s Monday Morning Mojo is dedicated to the intersection of two concepts that make their way into our consciousness without many people noticing them. The first is the power of images, and the second is a behavioral science concept called the identifiable victim effect. My inspiration for this comes from the below image I noticed […]

Inspiration From Near & Far

For today’s Monday Morning Mojo, I am sharing a few moments of inspiration I witnessed or observed these past two weeks. To begin with, I want to share this news report from McComb, Michigan, my home state.  Amidst a lot of challenging national news recently involving the police, this report brought a smile to my […]