More than 16 years ago, I left journalism, moved to Louisville and began a new job focused on getting the region’s citizens involved in determining how and where to build new bridges across the Ohio River. Later this week, half of the Ohio River Bridges Project will come to an end. Bridges named for two of America’s finest presidents will carry six lanes of traffic in opposite directions. With masterful design improvements and countless tons

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Transportation and communications – two separate and distinct tracks that converge at a very important intersection. Last month, I had the chance to attend the annual meetings of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) and the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO). You may ask why I wanted to talk communications at transportation conferences – it’s the question I asked of a room full of engineers. Communications is not

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Last weekend, an article by Hanna Rosin, co-host of the NPR podcast Invisibilia, caught my eye on Twitter. In “Screw Mastery,” a piece published this summer in the Lenny newsletter, she described making the leap from established writer to novice broadcaster – in her 40s. Her story about the awkward transition from master to newbie resonated with my own experience. At nearly 30, when my peers were settling into their careers, I left my job

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For years women have complained about being ignored – or worse, having their ideas poached, at meetings.  So it’s no surprise that many of us were fascinated by a recent account of the concrete, practical solution employed by women working at the White House. According to stories like this one , women in White House adopted a strategy of “amplification.”  They agreed that whenever a woman shared a good idea or observation, the other women

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I witnessed an incredible story of courage, entrepreneurship and compassion last week. C2 Strategic Communications was fortunate to be selected as a finalist for the Inc.Credible Awards, a recognition of the region’s best small businesses by Greater Louisville Inc. We attended a luncheon along with other small businesses vying for honors in a half-dozen categories, including the “People’s Choice” award selected by online voting. We didn’t win and I’m glad. Because we didn’t, I learned

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