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In partnership with PRNEWS, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR Trustees and affiliates discussing a hard-fought lesson or triumph that helped to mold or change their career.  Before academia, I worked in corporate communication for about a decade. As a communication manager of a new division, I recall attending a huge convention that attracted 20,000+ … Continue reading Lessons Earned: Toughen Up, Buckle Down, and Never Stop Learning

In partnership with PR NEWS, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR affiliates sharing a difficult lesson. One thing that attracted me to PR was how it required the best practitioners to bring a variety of skills to their work. I chose to study PR in college more than 35 years ago, because it took … Continue reading Lessons Earned: Never Hold Back from Giving Your Fullest Self

In partnership with PR News, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR Trustees sharing a difficult lesson. Being busy can be a good thing. It likely means you are in demand, essential to your customers and staff and you are achieving things. But if it is your default setting, it can indicate you’re taking on too many … Continue reading Lessons Earned: How I Stopped Being Busy…Some of the Time

In partnership with PR News, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR Trustees discussing a hard-fought lesson or triumph that helped to mold or change their career. In this installment, we hear from IPR Trustee and Aflac’s SVP, chief ESG and CCO Catherine Hernandez-Blades. There are few businesses that the COVID-19 pandemic has not touched. At … Continue reading Lessons Earned: Aflac CCO Looks to Real-Time Communications During COVID-19

In this PRNEWS series, a  partnership with the Institute for Public Relations, industry leaders share difficult, early lessons.  In today’s essay we hear from Shirley Powell, SVP, communications and industry relations at Cox Automotive. For two decades prior to her position at Cox, Powell was a fixture in the cable industry. She held senior communications positions … Continue reading Lessons Earned: When a Smart Boss Teaches a Tough Lesson

In this PRNEWS series, a  partnership with the Institute for Public Relations, industry leaders share difficult lessons.   In today’s essay we hear from former State Farm and Cargill CCO Mike Fernandez about the importance of having the courage to buck trends and ask difficult questions.[Editor’s Note: “Failure is the mother of success.” Thomas Edison … Continue reading Lessons Earned: When Being Fearless is The Right PR Choice

In partnership with PR News, “Lessons Earned” is a series featuring IPR Trustees discussing a hard-fought lesson or triumph that helped to mold or change their career. In this installment, we hear from IPR Trustee Brian Lott , CCO of Mubadala Investment Company. I began my career on Capitol Hill after graduating from university. I worked for … Continue reading Lessons Earned: When Taking Control Hinders More Than It Helps