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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Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Inclusion & Diversity Summit

Inclusion and diversity are more than buzzwords or boxes for companies to check. It’s good for business. During the inaugural 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Summit, speakers and experts from around the region empowered individuals and businesses to commit to inclusion and diversity and learn about the business case for I&D. This year, the 2019 I&D […]

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The case for constructive loafing

Have you ever taken off work to spend an afternoon at a museum? Gone to the movies at 10 a.m., on a random weekday? Ditched work for a day at the ballpark? Call it constructive loafing. A few years ago, I coached a client who had six young children and was CFO of a major […]

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Three Tips to Planning a Successful Event

These are possibly the most dreaded two words in a communications professional’s vernacular. In the past, I have avoided even uttering the phrase in fear that some sort of Beetlejuice-like magic would cause a client’s event to appear on my calendar.

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