Around the bases with Situational Leadership

Some people complain that baseball is slow. But if you contemplate every possible scenario between every play, it’s a miracle we ever finish a game. With each pitch, hundreds of data points come together to form a plan for everyone on the field – pitcher, fielders, batter, runners. The successful anticipation of those scenarios and […]

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Steve Turnbo Lifetime Achievement Award

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Tulsa Chapter honored our very own Steve Turnbo with the first —The Steve Turnbo Lifetime Achievement Award this month during the annual Silver Link Awards. The chapter recognized Steve for his 40-year career as a public relations professional in Tulsa, as well as his work mentoring the […]

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Having the courage to listen

If it seems listening has become a hot topic among leadership experts, there’s good reason: We’re not very good at it. We’re living in an age of noise, disagreement and distraction. Everyone, it seems – political pundits, sports commentators, social media users – is talking over one another. We’re so eager to make our point […]

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2019 Inclusion & Diversity Summit Questions? We have answers.

WHAT: Our Inclusion & Diversity Summit is a full-day conference featuring experts from around the city, state and region focused on integrating inclusion and diversity initiatives into organizations. The Summit will feature two keynote speakers, along with breakout sessions and interactive discussions. These experts will share their knowledge, best practices and insights on issues ranging from corporate culture to […]

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From management to leadership

When I was named partner, I recall a conversation with our firm’s founder, the late Chuck Schnake. “I sense that I need to rise up a step,” I said. “But I’m not sure what that means. Or what it looks like. Or how to get there.” (If you’re now wondering how I made partner, I […]

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STF Welcomes Stephanie and Madeline for the Fall 2019 Semester

We’re super excited to welcome two interns to our Tulsa office this semester! Stephanie Wimberly (left, from Oral Roberts University) and Madeline Roper (right, The University of Oklahoma). Stephenie Wimberly, a Tulsa native, is a graduate of Union High School and Tulsa Community College. She graduated from TCC with an Associate’s Degree in Marketing, and, […]

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Healthy conflict for a good cause

A few weeks ago, one of my business partners and I spent time with four executives who argued relentlessly and disagreed about everything. Positions were staked. Sides were taken. Everyone dug in. It was awesome. In fact, it was one of the healthiest, most productive groups we’ve facilitated in months. Many people think conflict management […]

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To improve, get in the batting cage

One summer day when I was a kid, I walked into my grandparents’ house to get a drink of water, only to hear what sounded like a fire-and-brimstone sermon from the back bedroom. If clouds were to part; if lightning were to strike; if thunder were to rattle the house – now would be the […]

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Now Enrolling Leadership & Reputation Academy – Tulsa, OKC and Dallas

Our Leadership & Reputation Academy is an eight-part leadership development program aimed at new and emerging leaders in and around Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Bartlesville, and Dallas. Each class is limited to 25 to 30 participants and sessions include lectures, group presentations, and role-playing. In addition to our own time-tested, proprietary content,  we draw on materials from a variety of […]

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