Wainger Wisdom2018-09-14T14:26:47-04:00

Wainger Wisdom

In this blog, we explore what it takes to engage, inspire and connect whether you are building a personal or organizational brand. Join us in this ongoing conversation about creating effective leadership communications with strategies and tactics that foster understanding and motivate people to act.

How do you win when you actually hate to promote yourself?

I hate talking about myself. Now that might seem strange coming from someone who has spent a career promoting others. I was brought up with the idea that if you do good work, people will notice it. But as we know, that isn’t how it works. Read more to learn how to get out of the self promotion trap.

By |August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , |Comments Off on How do you win when you actually hate to promote yourself?

A Friendship That Survives Despite War and The Passage of Time

During the pandemic, many of us have lost touch with people personally and professionally. As this post demonstrates, it’s never too late to reconnect and rekindle relationships and friendships. It just takes some bravery and a lot of intention.

By |June 10th, 2022|Categories: Networking|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Friendship That Survives Despite War and The Passage of Time

How to Keep Disagreements from Veering toward Hate? Communicate.

Disagreements at work can be disastrous. Communication stops and projects get stymied and ugly feelings surface. This post offers tips for understanding why disagreements happen and how to mitigate.

By |April 28th, 2022|Categories: Organizational Alignment and Internal Communication|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Keep Disagreements from Veering toward Hate? Communicate.

The Element You Don’t Realize Is Missing in Your Brand

Too many organizations lack clear, consistent messages. They may have great branding books and taglines but what’s missing are the messages that bring a brand to life. Here is what a messaging platform should include.

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Element You Don’t Realize Is Missing in Your Brand

The One Thing that Prevents Meaningful Conversation

It’s hard to have a meaningful conversation when you are angry. Right now there is an anger arms race because the places on social where we have our conversations reward anger over measured conversation. How do we change that?

By |March 17th, 2022|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , |Comments Off on The One Thing that Prevents Meaningful Conversation

The Secret of Workplace Harmony From Buddy The Dog

Some people might find it insulting to think that the behavior management techniques used on our canine friends work well on our colleagues, bosses, or associates. But they do. When you think about it, it is about finding common ground to live and work together in harmony. Here are three lessons from Buddy the Dog.

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: Organizational Alignment and Internal Communication|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Secret of Workplace Harmony From Buddy The Dog

Their Mission Statement Made Me Want to Scream

Too many organizations believe their mission statement is their message. Understanding the difference between mission and message can help you craft effective communication that is inspiring, memorable, and magnetic. This post offers some clarification.

By |December 21st, 2021|Categories: Messaging|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Their Mission Statement Made Me Want to Scream

Culture is Everything

Maintaining a dynamic and vibrant organizational culture has never been more important or difficult. For leaders like Phillippe Lanier, who oversees all activities for EastBanc, a 600-person global real estate, retail, and technology company, building and empowering his team is a central focus and that involves letting go and an emphasis on being of service. In this episode of Prism of Value, Phillippe discusses his approach and philosophy of managing this family-owned company, navigating through the pandemic, and laying the foundation for the future.

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: Influence and Thought Leadership, Podcast|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Culture is Everything

Putting A Price On Value with Mark Stiving

If we were to only sit down and have a conversation together [with our customers], we could figure out the value of the product to that company. It's an attitude or a mindset that says Mr. Customer, I want to help you understand, is this a good decision? Right? Are you getting the value you need?

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Influence and Thought Leadership, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Putting A Price On Value with Mark Stiving

Look for Wisdom Where You Least Expect It

How my rambunctious chocolate Labrador puppy led me to discover the beauty of country music and the power of a song to impart wisdom.

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Corporate Communications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Look for Wisdom Where You Least Expect It
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