Strategic Communications

Louis Patler - What I Learned about Leadership from John Wooden

Louis Patler - What I Learned about Leadership from John Wooden

What may not be common knowledge about the selection process is that any finalist for this award (John Wooden Award) must meet criteria set by Coach Wooden (1910-2010) himself for academic standing and community service.

Louis Patler - Great Place to Stay and Great Place to Work Have Much in Common

Louis Patler - Great Place to Stay and Great Place to Work Have Much in Common

“The ocean, like customers, has a mind of its own that is worth paying attention to.It has its moods, its quirks, its ever-changing tastes and ways. The best innovators and inventors understand this about customers and clients, as well. Customers can be fickle and hard to predict. You can’t afford to take it for granted.”

And the Winner Isn't...

And the Winner Isn't...

When PwC partner, Brian Cullinan, handed Warren Beatty the envelope for best actress instead of best picture at this year’s Academy Awards, he caused immediate, incalculable reputational damage to the company. 

Alexander Hamilton’s Lesson on Winning an Argument Before it Starts

Alexander Hamilton’s Lesson on Winning an Argument Before it Starts

As Federalists, Hamilton et al. were proponents of a strong national government as laid out in what would become the U.S. Constitution, contrasted to the position of the Antifederalists led by Thomas Jefferson that called for a very small central government with power concentrated with the states. With the Constitutional Convention on the horizon, Hamilton and his colleagues devised a scheme to influence public opinion by disarming the Antifederalists before they had a chance to advocate their position.