Don Spetner

The power of being kind, over the power of being right

The power of being kind, over the power of being right

Anger and indignation can be dead ends in the professional world, writes Don Spetner.

Spetner: How the pandemic gave comms a seat at the table

Spetner: How the pandemic gave comms a seat at the table

The function of comms, and its professionals, have been irrevocably altered, writes Don Spetner.

First-Day Jitters

First-Day Jitters

It can take up to a year before you actually master a new job — and maybe as long before you stop waking up with a pit in your stomach, writes Don Spetner.

Spetner: Stepping aside with grace

Spetner: Stepping aside with grace

PRWeek columnist Don Spetner explains why having the wisdom and foresight to transition to a younger generation is a key trait for a leader.

Spetner: It’s been my privilege, even if I didn’t know it

Spetner: It’s been my privilege, even if I didn’t know it

As more people share their stories about the myriad obstacles they’ve faced, it’s clear how fortunate others have been.

Spetner: Perspective from a Missourian

Spetner: Perspective from a Missourian

Don Spetner on changing work environments and healthy skepticism about post-pandemic corporate values.

Don Spetner on how business can come to the rescue

Don Spetner on how business can come to the rescue

‘I never imagined I’d see a time when businesses would emerge as the most trustworthy and competent institutions in a time of social and medical crisis.’

The upside of a terrible pandemic

The upside of a terrible pandemic

"I’ve never seen such widespread angst and low-grade depression. So, you might think I’m off my rocker when I tell you I’m optimistic about what’s ahead."

A small act of kindness can go a long way

A small act of kindness can go a long way

"It’s hard to find good news, and it’s hard to remember that most people in our country are kindhearted and compassionate."

Learning to honor cracked buckets

Learning to honor cracked buckets

“I’ve come to appreciate that much of our growth comes from the hard stuff.”