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Last week, I finished up my 16th year at HMA Public Relations. Yes, I have at worked the same place since graduating college. Yes, it’s crazy. No, I can’t believe it either.

In honor of my “Sweet Sixteen,” I wanted to share 16 nuggets of wisdom I’ve learned from others during my time here:

  1. On time is 10 minutes late.
  2. Be curious.
  3. Leading and managing are different things.
  4. Write the way you talk.
  5. Be yourself.
  6. Be an active listener.
  7. Surround yourself with people smarter than you.
  8. Never wear white on camera.
  9. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
  10. Always help, if you can.
  11. Be accountable; take responsibility for both actions and outcomes.
  12. Don’t make work your entire life.
  13. Write things down!
  14. Don’t be afraid to fail.
  15. Not everyone is going to like you.
  16. Find your people; take care of them; let them take care of you.
Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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