I am slowly returning to action after my daughter's death a month ago. It's hard, but good, to work with my wonderful clients and colleagues. So, yes — I am grieving — but also grateful.

I co-authored this article this summer, with Diane Schmalensee from Schmalensee Partners. It's just out now, in the latest issue of Marketing Management magazine.

The article, "Building C-Suite Skills," reviews the multiple capabilities that marketers need to develop in order to advance toward the C-suite. It offers a special focus on cross-functional, or T-shaped skills.