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Coming out in corporate America

Coming out in corporate America

"While business still has a long way to go in creating an open and equal workplace, it's also come a very long way."

Spetner: On how drive, authenticity and an engaging presence trump a resume

Spetner: On how drive, authenticity and an engaging presence trump a resume

Candidates can make up for what they lack "in a career compass by being smart, hardworking, optimistic and unshakably affable."

Spetner: On work and legacy

Spetner: On work and legacy

We will be remembered more for the kind of people we are than for our professional accomplishments.

Managing your boss

Managing your boss

The key to getting promoted is to perform well and tackle what's in front of you, even if it's not in the job description.

Comms pros counted on to maintain a company's values and purpose

Comms pros counted on to maintain a company's values and purpose

When dealing with issues that carry reputational risk, big brands often look beyond the C-suite to help put out the fire.

Word to the wise: Don't transfer stress up the ladder

Word to the wise: Don't transfer stress up the ladder

How young workers respond to requests from higher-ups can make a world of difference.

Spetner: On constructive criticism and 'simple smarts'

Spetner: On constructive criticism and 'simple smarts'

The former CCO and CMO of Korn/Ferry International muses on an encounter with an old colleague that touched on performance and feedback.

Spetner: On relevance and its relationship with our identity

Spetner: On relevance and its relationship with our identity

No one wants to be yesterday's news.

Spetner: #MeToo, gun control, and when a cause ignites the public

Spetner: #MeToo, gun control, and when a cause ignites the public

How to bring social issues into greater public conscious.

Spetner: On the path to mastery, one must appreciate grunt work

Spetner: On the path to mastery, one must appreciate grunt work

The senior corporate adviser at Weber Shandwick recounts a recent epiphany, and extols the virtues of "grunt work" in PR.