Little lessons on leadership and life.

Backslapping and the I don’t do that

I grew up in an East Coast public-relations-agency world that sort of required showing face at cocktail parties, receptions and all varieties of after-hours work events. It is an unspoken yet often very central requirement of those jobs. To be respected at a PR agency, particularly in DC, you really need to be a breadwinner… More »

Rethinking Church and the notion of “mission”

I’m involved in a new campaign by the United Methodist Church that calls on people to think of church as a verb rather than a noun.  In advertisements and in all sorts of social media outlets, it’ll pose rhetorical questions like, “What if church came with sunscreen and bug spray?”  It’s clever marketing and strategic… More »

All-New Look, Solidified Philosophy

Today, Kinkennon Communications (KC) launched an all-new website and with it unveiled a whole new look.  This “quirky little communications consultancy” is coming into its own. This new website eschews PR- and marketing-firm platitudes.  Instead it seeks to simply depict the “essence” of KC.  Hopefully, it proves the professionalism and expertise with which we provide… More »

Déjà Vu All Over Again

This week KC began work for Skytel, a new company comprised of the merged entities of Skytel and Velocita Wireless.  I have a soft spot for the technology and telecom sectors, and I often reflect romantically on my life in the start-up madness before the telecom and dot-com bust. I’m particularly doing that now, because… More »

Tile of Hope

Last week I received a gift from my friend Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher of the United Methodist Church.  A tile, custom made by a Nashville potter, with a message of hope on it. Every once in awhile in my professional life, I meet someone who affects me deeply, shaking up my preconceived notions in some… More »