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Lessons on Leading: A Perspective From the 2015 Leadership Rally

On a Friday morning in May, I stepped onto a plane in Memphis, Tenn. bound to Phoenix, Ariz. in an effort to learn more about leadership. I was headed to attend the PRSSA 2015 Leadership Rally in Scottsdale, Ariz. I was fortunate enough to be among the 100 plus incoming Chapter presidents in attendance. As […]

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Report Reveals Gap Between Leaders and Followers: How Young Professionals Can Close It

There is a wide gap between how public relations leaders feel they are doing and how their followers feel they are doing, according to a recent survey conducted by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and Heyman Associates. In an article, the Plank Center explained what executive leaders can do to ease this […]

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Four Lessons on Perfecting Peer Leadership

Peer leadership comes with a unique set of challenges. Unlike in the professional world, almost everyone you are leading is within one to four years of your age. At times, you may question your authority to be giving orders or running meetings. The best advice I can offer is to consider yourself a partner — […]

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How to Get the Most Out of the PRSSA 2014 Leadership Rally

Leadership Rally is a weekend dedicated to helping you learn how to have a successful term as Chapter president and serve your members to the best of your ability. I attended the PRSSA 2013 Leadership Rally and in just three days, I formed relationships, discovered ideas and developed leadership skills that helped serve as the […]

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March Twitter Chat “Planning for Your Chapter’s Success” Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March 2014 Twitter Chat, “Planning for Your Chapter’s Success.” Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts PRSSA National Professional Adviser Don Egle, APR, ABC  and Vice President of Public Relations Ben Butler (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for leading the conversation. Join us on April 15 at 9 […]

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Why You Should Attend the PRSSA 2014 National Assembly

The PRSSA 2014 National Assembly is an event dedicated to leadership training and Society development. The Assembly gathers each spring to also make influential, long-term decisions about the future of the Society, elect a new National Committee and review the bylaws. This year’s Assembly, March 13-16 in Charleston, S.C., is one that promises to provide […]

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Legends of Public Relations: Gary McCormick

Note from the Editor: The following blog post is one of a four-part “Legends of Public Relations” series on Progressions. All excerpts were originally published in “Legacies from Legends in Public Relations” by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations in 2007, a booklet which celebrated the 40th anniversary of PRSSA with personal messages for students written by industry […]

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Legends of Public Relations: Alvin Golin

Note from the Editor: The following blog post is one of a four-part “Legends of Public Relations” series on Progressions. All excerpts were originally published in “Legacies from Legends in Public Relations” by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations in 2007, a booklet which celebrated the 40th anniversary of PRSSA with personal messages for students written by industry […]

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Legends of Public Relations: Harold Burson

Note from the Editor: The following blog post is one of a four-part “Legends of Public Relations” series on Progressions. All excerpts were originally published in “Legacies from Legends in Public Relations” by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations in 2007, a booklet which celebrated the 40th anniversary of PRSSA with personal messages for students written by industry […]

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Legends of Public Relations: Betsy Plank

Note from the Editor: The following blog post is one of a four-part “Legends of Public Relations” series on Progressions. All excerpts were originally published in “Legacies from Legends in Public Relations” by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations in 2007, a booklet which celebrated the 40th anniversary of PRSSA with personal messages for students written by […]

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