How not to blow a favor

How NOT to Blow a Favor

If you thought my last blog post was potentially inappropriate, then this post is NOT for you. I’m serious. It’s guaranteed 100% inappropriate, but illustrates principles that I teach in class, specifically: how one needs to build a relationship before making a big ask (remember the book Dig Your Well Before You are Thirsty by Harvey McKay?) One of my …

The Importance of Relationships

The Importance of Relationships

I read an article in Variety and thought it illustrated a great point about lasting professional relationships and how positive they can be. Nina Tassler, the highly regarded television executive, recently announced that she is stepping down as the Chairman of CBS. The author of the Variety article is Bob Greenblatt, the current Chairman of NBC and competitor of Nina’s …