Seattle Advertising Agency Copacino+Fujikado I’ve been an advertising agency creative director in one form or another for 25 years—and not always a very good one. In fact, very few of us start out as outstanding CDs. We are typically promoted to the position because we can do good advertising. But that doesn’t necessarily prepare us for the main function of a creative director—which is to inspire all those around us to do good advertising. There are very few ways to learn this elusive skill, other than daily classes at the school of hard knocks. But for those who don’t want to painstakingly acquire the leadership qualities, vision and emotional intelligence that make a great CD, here are four shortcuts to being a truly awful one:
Working Moms Versus Stay At Home Moms : 7 Non-Negoitable Truths In the winding path my career has taken, I have spent substantial time both in and out of the workplace since my children were born. As a result, I am constantly at war with myself and have a hard time “picking sides” in the Working Mom vs. SAHM debates. So instead of taking a side, I offer seven non-negotiable truths I’ve revealed from my time moving across the battle lines. 1. All working moms “have” to work. The Leadership Quarterly - Born to lead? A twin design and genetic association study of leadership role occupancy a University College London, UKb Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), UKc New York University, USAd Harvard Medical School, USAe University of California, San Diego, USA Received 4 February 2012 Revised 20 August 2012 Accepted 21 August 2012 Available online 10 September 2012 Choose an option to locate/access this article:
Raising a Moral Child Photo What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. Age-Appropriate Chores for Children Parents often ask us about our philosophy on children’s chores, but we’ve found that what many of them are really looking for is some idea of what sorts of chores their child might be expected to do at what ages. So to that end, I’ve created this little [free printable] chart, available in English, as well as Spanish and Italian. Of course, every child is different, but most kids are capable of doing far more than parents require of them. - Abigail Van Buren [Click Image to Download]
14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done In the spirit of the topic, let's get right to it: 1. Eliminate one ego commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results. Maybe you serve on a committee because you like how it looks on your CV. New Dad Survival Guide: The Mindset Yesterday we talked about the “skillset” needed by new dads. Things like changing a diaper and burping a baby will come pretty easily with practice. Keeping a positive mindset is harder, and much more important. Here are my suggestions for maintaining a healthy perspective and preserving your sanity after a baby bomb drops from the sky and blows up your old life.
7 Habits You Should Pick Up if You Want to Be Seen as a Leader Powerful people don’t become powerful by chance. They aren’t born leaders, they don’t get randomly selected, and they aren’t handed power on a silver platter. Instead, power comes to them as a result of their behaviors, their actions, and their habits. Because of this, it’s possible for anyone to rise to a position of power, whether that’s in the formal political sense or just in the context of your own office—all it takes is the right combination of habits, and the right mentality. If you’re seeking more power or influence in your own life, or you just want to model your lifestyle on the powerful leaders that came before you, take inspiration from these seven habits: