Habits: Jens Bang, CEO, Cone Communications

Always acting with integrity will help define your reputation and earn respect as a leader.

Morning ritual
I'm an early riser, so I walk our beloved boxer Kendall around 5:15am. Then I exercise as many days as my travel schedule allows and I'm in the office by 7am-7:30am.

Required reading
The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.  

Proudest career achievement
Being responsible for leading the design and development of the Olympic teams' uniforms for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games when I was with Reebok certainly ranks right up there. It was a proud moment when the athletes walked out in those uniforms.

Favorite city to travel to on business?
Venice and San Francisco.

Most regrettable career moment
Leaving my position as the head of global marketing for the Rockport Shoe Company six months before the company was sold to Reebok for millions and millions of dollars.

First PR job
As the CMO for the Timberland company, I was responsible for all PR and communications activity. 

Best career advice you ever received?
Always acting with integrity will help define your reputation and earn respect as a leader.

Most distinct aspect of your personal office
Three things: A large framed lithograph of “The Architectural Treasures of Italy,” all my watch books as I'm a collector, and many pictures of my five grandchildren.

Who was your mentor?
Dan Gearon, a dear friend, a former boss, and real smart guy, who graduated from the United States Military Academy and has an MBA from Columbia.

He ran his own agency for more than 30 years and is one of the best and most respected professionals you could ever know.   

Every key personal career decision I've had to make over the years I've discussed with Dan before I made the final decision. That is is how much respect I have for him.

Person to call in a crisis
My wife Karen Briggs, who gives me perspective and whose opinion I greatly respect. And Ken Snyder, a former colleague and best friend of over 30 years.

Ideal job, if not in PR
If I could reinvent myself today, I think I would be a landscape architect.

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