When Twitter… almost… outdoes Georgetown on Ethics

This week the president of Georgetown University released a statement condemning the use of violent speech aimed at people based on gender, ethnicity or political affiliation. This statement came one day after professor Christine Fair called for extreme violence against men nationwide, contradicting the most basic rules that the Jesuit institution purports to hold all … Continue reading When Twitter… almost… outdoes Georgetown on Ethics

Principle Matters, especially at a Christian University

I completed my first college degree at Lee University in 2001. One of the most important factors for why I chose Lee is the school’s unapologetic Christian grounding. I wanted to study in an environment that would not marginalize me as a Christian. Not every student at Lee is a Christian. Not every professing Christian … Continue reading Principle Matters, especially at a Christian University

Re-birthing the Global Leadership Summit as Sexual Crisis Rages

Lori and I attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) last week. It was the fourth year in a row for me. A friend introduced me to the two-day summit in 2015. It has been a must-attend every since. I look forward to learning from world class leaders and authors who have diverse backgrounds in areas … Continue reading Re-birthing the Global Leadership Summit as Sexual Crisis Rages

Strategery: the Strategy of going Strategic

The term strategic is officially reserved for echelons that few in government will work in without winning an election or political appointment. Most military public affairs officers (PAOs) technically work at tactical and operational levels, not strategic. Echelon naming conventions aside, the best communicators think and operate strategically. “Strategic” is one of those seemingly professional … Continue reading Strategery: the Strategy of going Strategic

Focus, Honest Capability Assessment and Geography Matters: 3 Fundamentals I have learned as a Military Communication Officer

Last month White House Communication Director, Hope Hicks, became the latest professional communicator to make headlines when she admitted to lying on behalf of her employer. Honesty is a key value that PR industry codes of ethics demand, whether it be the Arthur W. Page Society, the Public Relations Society of America or the International … Continue reading Focus, Honest Capability Assessment and Geography Matters: 3 Fundamentals I have learned as a Military Communication Officer

Introducing Professional Ethics to the Army Public Affairs Program

The Army is the largest military service in the U.S. Department of Defense. The Army’s public affairs (PA) program traces its history back to Gen. Douglass McArthur. As a young officer serving overseas, he is said to have believed in the importance of communicating soldiers’ stories to the public back in the states. That directive … Continue reading Introducing Professional Ethics to the Army Public Affairs Program