Category : Leadership

My mentor was a Hall of Fame baseball player. We never spent time together, outside of a few moments, but his impact on my life – and his recent death – have me remembering why he was so great.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 4 months ago

Whenever you make a decision – life, career, family, politics – we tend to worry more about others reactions than whether or not we made the right call. Making tough choices is always fraught with anxiety, doubt, and sometimes fear. But there is only one way to overcome it: do what’s right.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 5 months ago

While I am not an avid television watcher, “House of Cards” simply had me hooked from episode one of the first season. Not because of its sometimes over-the-top negativity of the politics of Washington, but because of its sheer brilliance in how many of its story lines, lessons and outcomes show insight into what it takes to be great and win at business.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 7 months ago

Anytime you start a new gig things take time. Patience for me is always a challenge. My motor runs fast all of the time. To sit back, learn, assess the current situation, and then act takes discipline and patience.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 7 months ago

Many of my fellow marketers and communications colleagues know it is hard to do things differently at times. You often find resistance to change and organizations who think any risk is too much risk. Luckily, during my time at H&R Block, I was given the green light to take some risks and to really do things differently to engage clients.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 8 months ago

The key to keeping your job – now and in 20 years – is to understand you have to grow and learn and change continuously. Once you reach the end of the “prime” of your career, and climbing the ladder doesn’t matter to you, that doesn’t mean you stop learning and reinventing yourself. If you stop, you stop contributing to the business world and to society.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 8 months ago

The next level of social business leader is one who understands and can work across online media and communications. They know public relations, they know relationship and influencer development, and they know how to integrate these elements across the business.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 8 months ago

"The days of assigned parking spaces, ivory tower office suites and executive dining rooms is over."

West Coast CEO

Today’s chief executive has taken interesting shift in thinking, particularly around hierarchy and their management style. I asked these three men and one woman CEO to give me their top insights for what it takes to be an effective, motivational and impactful leader.

Scott Gulbransen
Author: 9 months ago