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Author Archives: Tina Young

Leadership Lessons In Times of Crisis

Posted by on July 15, 2016

Last Thursday night, my city experienced the deadliest attack on police since 9/11. Five officers were killed (as we all know too well after watching the unspeakable sadness of five funeral processions this week). This tragedy has brought many important conversations to the forefront about policing, guns and racial relations and I’m pleased to see…

BBQ is Big in Big D: Marketwave places second for ribs at annual cookoff

Posted by on May 3, 2016

Brisket, beans and beer combined with BBQ bragging rights were the perfect ingredient for a good time last weekend with the Marketwave team and our grill master partners DWP BBQ at the Big D BBQ Battle. For three years running, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce has challenged Dallas-area businesses to bring their best BBQ recipes and…

The Trust Factor: How to Build Trust with Employees, Clients and Partners

Posted by on March 3, 2016

What do you consider when you think about someone you trust? How do they act? How do they communicate? What is it that makes you really trust them? There are elements of trust that can happen from a first impression—a gut feeling—and then there’s the trust that’s built over time and strengthens a relationship. According…

Diminishing the Drama

Posted by on June 9, 2015

Do you have any drama in your workplace? Have you ever heard someone talk behind someone else’s back instead of confronting an issue, had a coworker express only the negatives about a situation, pulling the team down with them as they talk or seen someone avoid conflict with another person but manipulate with passive-aggressive behaviors?…

A Thankful Outlook

Posted by on November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year and normally I’m the type to jump ahead to Christmas planning, decorating and anticipation of all of the holiday events. But this year, I’ve been trying to have more of a mindset of being present in the moment and savoring each day. I’m not sure if any of…

Conscious Capitalism and the heart of business – Part 2

Posted by on April 23, 2014

I hope you had a moment to read my blog yesterday, “Conscious Capitalism and the heart of business – Part 1.” We’ve all heard the stories of Southwest Airlines and how they treat their employees and customers (I’m a huge fan!), but the cool thing to discover is that this is happening in big and…

Conscious Capitalism and the heart of business – Part 1

Posted by on April 22, 2014

I first heard about the Conscious Capitalism movement several years ago from an executive friend of mine at The Container Store. Their CEO Kip Tindell, helped start this Conscious Capitalism movement and has shaped his company with the four tenets of: higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious culture and conscious leadership in mind. I attended the…

Five insights from AAF Dallas’ agency consultants panel discussion

Posted by on February 6, 2014

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the American Advertising Federation’s consultant panel discussion on how Dallas agencies can land big-brand accounts. I appreciate AAF Dallas’ focus on growing Dallas’ advertising industry, and thought I’d share my top five insights from the discussion. Let data drive truth – clients are overwhelmed with data and looking…

A year in review

Posted by on December 30, 2013

I like reading the “Year in Review” lists that come out this time of year. The top events (U.S. government shut-down, Syrian chemical attack, Boston Marathon bombing), most noteworthy people (Malala Yousafzai, Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela), overused words (twerk, cray, selfie) – they all give us a snapshot summary of the year in terms of…