Category: Communication

Leadership: Things we don’t say often enough

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If James Pennebaker is right, you and I say about 16,000 words every day. Some of that is necessary and urgent conversation like, “Where’s the bathroom?” But most of what we say isn’t urgent and isn’t necessary. There are things we could say that would make things better, but we don’t say them enough. Here are  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: You’re the tone-setter

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If you’re the boss, you set the tone for your team. If you’re upset or flustered, your team will pick up on it. When you’re angry, they react to it. So, when you’re out of emotional sorts, find a way to get back in balance. Take a moment to set the tone you want before you show up to your team. If  »  Read More

Communication: The Pea Story

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When I was growing up we ate a lot of tuna noodle casserole. It was hearty and easy to fix and relatively inexpensive, so it was a favorite around our house. I know that other people, other parts of this great land, eat potato chips on their tuna noodle casserole. Some fancy folks, I’m told, put things like mushrooms  »  Read More

The Super Bowl of the Mysteries

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Thank you for the opportunity to present this report on exciting new findings that give us insight into life on Earth before The Great Flight. A brief review of commonly-known facts is in order. In what the natives called the early 22nd Century, life on Earth was eliminated by an Ice Age. Some human beings, our ancestors  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Give the gift of attention

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We spend a lot of our time staring at screens–computer screens, phone screens, TV screens–dividing our attention between the screen and the people around us. That says: “You’re not important enough for my full attention” to others. Here’s a better idea. When someone approaches you  »  Read More

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