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From dream to reality: The #MSUStratCom Program

Originally posted on comartsci.msu.edu When a dream becomes reality, it’s a really cool thing. Especially when your dream is to build a grad program that is transformative for people. Four years ago, Dr. Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences, brought together both faculty and industry leaders to ask the question, “If Michigan State University could be the...

The Gift of Compassionate Communication

If innovation is the engine of the knowledge economy, creative problem solving is the fuel. While excellence in writing, design, communication and critical thinking are still in demand, when employers are asked what they would like to see in our students, creative problem solving rises to the top. Can we teach creative problem solving? Is it a skill that can be learned? Is it nature or nurture...

Stop Your Passive Aggressive Tweeting

Have you ever been confronted by something you wrote, texted or tweeted? If you haven’t you’re probably in the minority. I’m sure you realize that everything you text, email, snap and tweet become part of your digital footprint and many times can’t ever truly be permanently erased. Sure, you can delete the tweet, but someone could have taken a screenshot and re-posted it...

The Value of a Mentor

A few years ago I was sitting in my office shaking.  In tears.  With my door closed.  I had just fired someone for the first time.  He was a good man.  Nice guy.  But the direction of where organization needed to go necessitated some change.  Hard decisions needed to be made.  And I had no idea how to navigate waters like this.  I didn’t sleep two days before and was restless the week before...

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