The Privilege of Being President (And Knowing When To Keep Your Mouth Shut)
"If you are not listening, you are not learning."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Leadership means duty, honor, country. It means character and even listening from time to time."
- George W. Bush
"Being President is like running a cemetery; you've got a lot of people under you but nobody's listening."
- Bill Clinton
I consider it a privilege to be President at Creatis. I wasn't elected into the role. My team didn't necessarily get to "vote me in" or choose that I was going to be their boss. But I had worked hard over the years and then got a bit lucky by being in the right place at the right time. And I take my 'presidency' role very seriously because with privilege comes obligation. The obligation to work hard to be a great boss. To know when to speak and, more importantly, to know when to keep my mouth shut. And yes, I am still working on that last part.
It's National Boy Scout Day - How Prepared Are You?
So today is National Boy Scout Day. How cool. Unfortunately, I was never a Boy Scout because in my day they didn't let girls join the troop. Which always bugged me because even back then girls could certainly hunt, camp and survive in the woods. Oh well, at least we had our cookies.
Call Me Difficult - But Why Do I Have To Pick Two?
Over the course of my 30-year career in marketing, I've had the privilege (and pain) of managing many large marketing, CRM, customer database and web projects working with some very talented IT and Project Management professionals. One thing I often heard was, "Well, Kathy, you can have it cheap, you can have it fast, or you can have it good. Which two do you want?"