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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Oklahomans encourage Oklahomans on inclusion

Oklahomans gathered at The Bryant Center in Oklahoma City recently for a discussion on diversity. The event is part of a continuing Inclusion and Diversity series hosted by consulting firm Schnake Turnbo Frank. Its purpose is to explore a variety of topics related to diversity in the community, the workplace and beyond. February’s luncheon at […]

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Steve Turnbo Lifetime Achievement Award

The PRSA Tulsa team surprised a very special gentleman with the Steve Turnbo Lifetime Achievement Award! Our very own Steve Turnbo will be the first honoree this fall at the Silver Link Awards. Steve Turnbo’s name is synonymous with Public Relations. Steve is active in PRSA and was named to the College of Fellows in […]

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Look inside to manage the crisis outside

Earlier this month, a retired Tulsa CEO recounted the crises he managed during his 40-year career as an energy executive. Between natural disasters, equipment malfunctions, and a fluctuating market, he found himself before glaring television cameras, hostile town-hall gatherings, skeptical juries and elected officials looking to score points. Steering an organization through a crisis is […]

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Ten Things to Include in Your Crisis Plan…(Sandwiches)

It happened. That very thing you talked about, but never thought would actually take place. Or that thing you never thought about that blindsided you at 11:15 p.m. on a Tuesday. A crisis. Whether it’s a building fire, employee injury, workplace violence, a legal matter, or viral twitter post: crises are inevitable. The good is […]

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Different Leadership Styles

Do opposites really attract? Sometimes. But if your organization’s mission isn’t at the forefront, opposites can collide. When our firm’s two longest-serving partners merged to establish one company, it wasn’t because they were clones. Russ Florence recently shared in The Journal Record how differences in leadership style can serve to complement one another, using our […]

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