Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Introduce new branding from the inside out

Have you ever worked for a company where you felt as though the employees were the last to hear about anything, whether it was new branding, a new logo, tagline, ad campaign, etc.? It’s difficult to get on board with a change after the fact and even more challenging to consistently represent the brand and its values to a customer or others outside the company when you don’t know the reason or thought process behind them. 

That’s why it’s so important to engage from the inside of a company out. It not only gets employees on the same page and gives them the knowledge they need to go out and communicate a brand and its values to others, it establishes trust, which is essential in any organization.


Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Is procrastination all bad?

We all procrastinate at one time or another, but is that always a bad thing? Not necessarily according to behavioral and organizational psychologists. In fact, it’s been found that procrastination can lead to greater creativity.

By definition, procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. During that inaction, ideas can incubate in the back of one’s mind. Even though physical action isn’t being taken to complete the task, subconsciously you may be thinking about the best way to tackle a project or coming up with different ideas that will make it great.

Procrastination gets negative connotations from those who really wait until the very last minute, leaving little time for creativity. A moderate level of procrastination, however, can give you the time you need to mull things over and unleash your creativity.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Leading like a marine

Sometimes it seems like there are more leadership techniques, books, and mantras than there are boxes of tissues in the world. But there’s one method used by the U.S. Marine Corps that does a good job of covering all the bases of great leadership.

Like many things in the military, the U.S. Marine Corps’ leadership traits can be remembered using an acronym. JJ-DIDTIEBUCKLE stands for: Justice, Judgement, Dependability, Initiative, Decisiveness, Tact, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty, and Endurance. To the Corps, these are the characteristics that define a good leader. They’re also traits that good business leaders exhibit and how they inspire those around them. These traits can earn you the respect of those you lead and help propel your business forward.  

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training