Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

When asked, "What is the most important quality you want to find in another person?" You may first consider the context. Is this someone you're doing business with, working for, married to, or following under their leadership? It would appear that depending upon your relationship with a person, your view of their most important quality … Continue reading Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

In America, I am free to…

Think for a moment, how would you finish this sentence? ”In America, I am free to ___________.” We could all quickly produce an arm's length list of the many things we feel free to do, be, accomplish each and every day all because of the land we call home. The items on this list would … Continue reading In America, I am free to…

The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

The hard truth is that at some point in your professional career you will need to deliver news that is negative, critical, or disappointing to someone else. We are humans, after all. This means we're going to make mistakes and continually adjust from the steep learning curve that is life. Being perfect in an effort … Continue reading The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

How Busy People Do It All

The saying goes “If you need something done, ask a busy person.” I have found this so true time and time again. And guess what? I’m often that busy person who gets asked. From minimal requests of “Can you take care of this?” to “Do you want to be fully responsible for this intense volunteer … Continue reading How Busy People Do It All

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

Staff Augmentation for Public Relations and Marketing

When you hear the term "staff augmentation" what do you think? Years ago, when I heard this term I assumed it was referring to temp positions for entry-level work. In many instances, that's still true. What I've come to learn throughout my career as a public relations consultant, is that often I provide staff augmentation … Continue reading Staff Augmentation for Public Relations and Marketing

The 10-Year Itch of Entrepreneurship

This July marks 10 years since the birth of Bennis Public Relations, Inc. For a few years now I’ve been feeling called to again take a leap in scaling my business in new ways, but this year that feeling has turned into a vision fueled by a commitment to bring it to life. I'm grateful … Continue reading The 10-Year Itch of Entrepreneurship

What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II

If you've been following along, you may have caught my most recent blog where I asked my husband to answer a series of questions to help describe to the world what he thinks I do for a living. The public relations field can be a bit abstract, particularly as technology and now virtual communications have … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II

What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I

I met my now-husband in May 2011 just before I took my entrepreneurial leap the following July. For almost 10 years, he has been with me as my business has evolved, he’s shared in my successes, and has provided a sounding board for advice. I’ve written other blogs on how we function together as dual … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I

The Two Week Evaluation Every Entrepreneur Should Take

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! As an entrepreneur, the only … Continue reading The Two Week Evaluation Every Entrepreneur Should Take