The Happy Procrastinator

The Happy Procrastinator

As an accomplished practitioner of Advanced Procrastination, I take exception to a recent article published by BBC Worklife. The offending missive is entitled, “Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time.” Here’s the point at which its...
My Younger Boss

My Younger Boss

I recently came across a video on bbc.com called, “Crossing Divides: How to cope when your boss is younger than you.” In an effort to be helpful, the video was presented with this text snippet: In a society increasingly fragmented by age, work is one place...
Professional Vulnerability

Professional Vulnerability

SPAM & PROFESSIONALISM Professional Vulnerability JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 5 March 2020 Dear JoAnna,   Did you read my last email? How about the first six that you ignored? I am sooo excited to begin our relationship together. I know...
Doing Right Things vs. Doing Things Right

Doing Right Things vs. Doing Things Right

In 1999, I was working at a small public-relations firm in Avon, Connecticut. My dentist was in the next town east, which, oddly enough, is West Hartford. (Everything is relative.) Exiting I-84 on Prospect Street, I drove north on Prospect, intending to turn left onto...
A Bad Story

A Bad Story

TRUTH & VULNERABILITY A Bad Story JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 27 February 2020 A common phrase in PR is, “No press is bad press.” If you don’t agree, you haven’t flexed your problem-solving muscles well enough. I’d like to extend this...
The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling

Now that Chicken Little has taken over at Harvard Business Review (HBR), she has a message for you: “GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain”. It’s not a typical children’s story. But it is a fairy tale. And along the lines of Hansel...