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Good Project Management is an Art – Not a Science

Good Project Management is an Art – Not a Science

by on August 3, 2022 in Leadership

Deadlines, discipline, and organization – these are the tenets of good project management that most can agree on. But as a vice president at a healthcare PR firm in Washington DC, I’ve learned that good project management goes beyond these principles. It’s more than keeping diligent timelines. There is also an art to it. Project …

I’ve got too much on my plate! Lessons on Effective Time Management

I’ve got too much on my plate! Lessons on Effective Time Management

by on February 11, 2022 in Leadership

At some point, we all find ourselves pulled in what feels like a million different directions at work. For me, working at a fast-paced, award-winning healthcare communications agency means a variety of clients to serve, supervisors to please, and constant deadlines to meet. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, and often, just when you think you …

8 Ways to Squeeze in Time for Professional Progress

8 Ways to Squeeze in Time for Professional Progress

by on April 14, 2021 in Public Relations

Even with less commute time, there still never seems to be quite enough hours in the workday. However, by incorporating some strategy, you can continue your professional development without too much trouble. After fully embracing the term “maximizing” to describe my life approach, I’ve come up with ways to make time for the important things, …

Working—and growing—during a pandemic as a newly minted healthcare PR professional

Working—and growing—during a pandemic as a newly minted healthcare PR professional

by on May 7, 2020 in Our Take, Public Relations

COVID-19 has upended office life and we are all living with a new normal. As a young PR professional working in healthcare communications, I’m looking for ways to learn new skills and break through the pandemonium to continue to grow. When we began working remotely full time, I was worried that my professional development would …

Passion Points: What Drives You?

Passion Points: What Drives You?

by on June 27, 2017 in Leadership

Healthcare PR, particularly in these politically turbulent and uncertain times, has become a 24/7 business. You’re expected to be supernaturally connected to your smartphone, your email, and all the key websites of the instantaneously changing news cycle. Not only is this unrealistic; it’s unwise, and even unhealthy. Research shows that a myopic and hyper-vigilant focus …