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Many monks prefer solitude and seclusion, but the community at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. adheres to an ancient tradition of welcoming visitors and sharing their history and...
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December 11, 2014
Any baseball player would tell you that you have to see the whole field to be effective. What happens on one corner of the diamond has the potential to impact the outcome of a play at the other end...
November 19, 2014
Note: Dr. Kathy Richardson, professor of communication and provost at Berry College, is the author of the upcoming 3rd edition of Applied Public Relations: Cases in Stakeholder Management.  She...
October 6, 2014
We dwell so much on “time” – we need more of it, less of it, want it to speed up, slow down. We so desperately want to control it. We’ve spent so much time futilely trying to...
September 23, 2014
Over the summer, Jackson Spalding's Wellness Team sponsored a firm-wide “Walk the Walk Challenge.” Through the months of June, July and August, JSers strapped on pedometers, set...
September 12, 2014
Ideas are scary. “They are the natural born enemy of the way things are.” This video from GE personifies an idea – that strange, unknown thing that’s on the table for...
August 25, 2014
I drove away from the Atlanta offices of Jackson Spalding on June 25, 2014, and felt a pang of sadness. It was a moment I’d been anticipating for 18 months, and yet I sat at a traffic light on...
July 18, 2014
I recently had a client who asked if his company should include references to their consumer-facing social media channels (in this case, Facebook and Twitter profiles) on their B2B marketing...
July 11, 2014
I’d been anticipating my trip to Hong Kong all year and now it was two days away. It was the annual PROI meeting and a chance to catch up with my crisis planning friends who are helping to form...
July 7, 2014
Tortoising.   What? Is that an actual word?   No, I just made it up. It means moving like a tortoise when it is called for to excel in business.    Move slower in business?? Isn...
July 3, 2014
You may have heard the saying: “There are two types of companies.  Those who have been hacked, and those about to be.” Cybersecurity – or, more precisely, lack of cybersecurity...