Habits

Habits: Karen Murphy O’Brien

Habits: Karen Murphy O’Brien

Murphy O'Brien PR chairman and CEO Karen Murphy O'Brien discusses Frank Sinatra, the return of 24, and her ideal day off.

Habits: Tara-Nicholle Nelson, MyFitnessPal

Habits: Tara-Nicholle Nelson, MyFitnessPal

Tara-Nicholle Nelson, VP, marketing at MyFitnessPal talks about Android phones, her dogs, and Giuliana and Bill.

Habits: Ben Hudson, marketing director, Brooklyn Brewery

Habits: Ben Hudson, marketing director, Brooklyn Brewery

My mornings seem to have more in common with a manhunt or perhaps the long-running TV series The Amazing Race.

Habits: Ragy Thomas, CEO and founder, Sprinklr

Habits: Ragy Thomas, CEO and founder, Sprinklr

Someone I used to work for once said to me that "efforts don't matter, results do."

Habits: Dawn Bridges, Al Jazeera America

Habits: Dawn Bridges, Al Jazeera America

Sometimes you might not have all the information, but people look to you for decisions, direction, and guidance.

Habits: Luke Lambert, president and CEO, Gibbs & Soell

Habits: Luke Lambert, president and CEO, Gibbs & Soell

Don't ever sell yourself short. Don't ever aim low.

Habits: Andy Coville, CEO, Brodeur Partners

Habits: Andy Coville, CEO, Brodeur Partners

The late Donald Murray, my Pulitzer Prize-winning professor at the University of New Hampshire, shared some advice that I have never forgotten.

Habits: Dick Lippin, Chairman and CEO, The Lippin Group

Habits: Dick Lippin, Chairman and CEO, The Lippin Group

Never stay too long at a party, always reward your associates before they ask to be rewarded, and always be honest so you can avoid ever having a sleepless night.

Habits: Tracy Cioffi, VP of marketing, See's Candies

Habits: Tracy Cioffi, VP of marketing, See's Candies

Never take a job if the leader can't explain where they are headed. If there is no vision and plan, there is no win.

Habits: Lisa Rosenberg, chief creative officer, Allison+Partners

Habits: Lisa Rosenberg, chief creative officer, Allison+Partners

My office is filled with toys, and what gets the most attention is my army of Vinylmation figures from Disney World.

Habits: John Forrest Ales, VP, brand public relations, Hilton Worldwide

Habits: John Forrest Ales, VP, brand public relations, Hilton Worldwide

A mentor would always remind me that in PR, at the end of the day, all we really have is our personal reputation.

Habits: Mónica Talán, EVP, corporate comms and PR, Univision

Habits: Mónica Talán, EVP, corporate comms and PR, Univision

It is not about the learning moment, but about how you react, learn, and adapt when things do not work out as planned.

Habits: Pam Wickham, VP, corporate affairs and communications, Raytheon

Habits: Pam Wickham, VP, corporate affairs and communications, Raytheon

I've made my share of mistakes, but I don't regret them. Every step I've taken along the career path has led me to where I am today. I like to look forward, not back.

Habits: James Whaley, SVP, marcomms, & North America corporate comms head at Siemens

Habits: James Whaley, SVP, marcomms, & North America corporate comms head at Siemens

Always lead by example and take care of those around you.

Habits: Darlàn Monterisi, EVP & MD, New York, Porter Novelli

Habits: Darlàn Monterisi, EVP & MD, New York, Porter Novelli

Never get complacent or compromise your personal standards.

Habits: Dan Sieger, VP of comms, McGraw-Hill Education

Habits: Dan Sieger, VP of comms, McGraw-Hill Education

My first pitch that turned into a cover story for Toyota was a pretty big deal.

Habits: Stacey Tank, SVP and chief corporate relations officer, Heineken

Habits: Stacey Tank, SVP and chief corporate relations officer, Heineken

Take the hardest job you can get your hands on.

Habits: Gail Heimann, president and chief strategy officer, Weber Shandwick

Habits: Gail Heimann, president and chief strategy officer, Weber Shandwick

From all that I've been told and observed, my takeaway is be present - with your clients, colleagues, and kids. And be the best role model you can for your children.

Habits: Annie Howell, EVP, corporate comms and media relations, Crown Media

Habits: Annie Howell, EVP, corporate comms and media relations, Crown Media

Let the unimportant, insignificant things that happen during your day roll off your back and focus on the things that truly matter.

Habits: Luanne Calvert, VP, marketing and comms, Virgin America

Habits: Luanne Calvert, VP, marketing and comms, Virgin America

I try to live by the philosophy of Virgin Group owner and founder Richard Branson, which is to take risks.

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