Category Archives: Communication

The Power of Words

Have you run your resume through a word cloud generator to see what you are saying most often to prospective employers? What about your personal or corporate blog?  What we say – especially in today’s hyper-connected world – can say … Continue reading

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Are You Excitable?

It’s been awhile. Hello again. How’s the family? Yeah, the sun is starting to sneak out here in the northwest too. Yeah, I’ve been listening to a little Def Leopard, too. Ok, enough small talk. Onto the story. Rick and … Continue reading

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Common sense is anything but common

Common sense. It seems so, well, common. Truth of the matter is: it’s not. I mean, common common sense is a little more prevalent than for which I give it credit. But your common sense? Nope. Not common, at all. … Continue reading

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Cultural Messaging – Stop Neglecting It

When you cast about your organization, who epitomizes your organization’s values? Do you see it just in the executive suite, or do you see it in the line (or in walking among the cubes)? How is your messaging reinforcing the … Continue reading

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Why this site will never have a million visitors

It’s become clear that more interaction with our reader base would be both welcome and warranted. Toby has mentioned it, both in conversation and in posts. Amy has mentioned it. And I know I could use it. I mean, as … Continue reading

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Formalize it

(Feel free to hum along with Peter Tosh while you’re reading this.) When I was on the corporate side of the desk, I tended to place a great deal of emphasis on writing plans. So much so, that some people … Continue reading

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Deliver bad news early and often

Sometimes, these things just write themselves. Or I write them, when I’m doing something else. Either way, this little ditty I composed seem worthy of inflicting upon the masses. I’m going to elaborate a bit on a problem with which … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Failure, Fear, Honesty, Management, Mistakes, Tips, Transparency | 3 Comments