Vocabulary Lesson0


Anybody who works in communications knows that words are your most powerful tools.  The right words evoke emotions, help tell the right stories, and offer people a kind of common currency to talk about issues. I love words.  Especially new ones. So it’s no surprise that Marian Salzman’s posts about trends and words got my attention.  Marian has been identifying trends and introducing words into our modern vocabulary that describe how and why people are talking about new ways of thinking ...

Post in My View on September 18th, 2013

Reading about “New Power”0


The United Nations Foundation works to support the UN in solving some of the world’s most urgent challenges, so it’s with great interest that I read Understanding “New Power,” Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’ new piece in the Harvard Business Review on how organizations can be most effective in driving positive change. The article is an insightful and thoughtful examination of how power is shifting in today’s world and how organizations can navigate the new landscape to help people. ...

Post in My Work on November 24th, 2014

A True Halloween Treat0

   This is a bit of a strange tale. Strange because it is completely cliché (a story about candy as a communications metaphor during Halloween) and the fact that I don’t really like Reese’s all that much. But it is something that I have carried with me my whole life and figured I could share today with you on Halloween 2014. Growing up in South Pasadena, California, the night of Halloween was the pinnacle of sugar-induced extroversion. I loved it. It was an evening of authorized socializing ...

Post in My Life on October 31st, 2014

40 Under 40 Leaders in International Development0


Aaron Sherinian says being an extrovert is in his DNA, but technology has helped him to exploit that with people he may never meet in person. His curiosity about the world and his engaging personality made it easy for him to jump from a Mormon mission project helping Croatian refugees in Italy to more than a decade of outreach through the U.S. Foreign Service and as managing director of public affairs for the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corp. “Communication matters with behavioral change and delivery ...

Post in News & Media on July 21st, 2013
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