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5 Best Practices to Prevent Business Writing Blunders

It pays to write well and fast. Here’s how to prevent the most common business writing blunders that can sink a project, your credibility, or your career:   Prevent Business Writing Blunders: 5 Best Practices   Don’t Start Too Early The toughest part of writing is thinking.  When your thinking has been insufficient and you [...]

2018-05-07T20:29:39+00:00 By |Comments Off on 5 Best Practices to Prevent Business Writing Blunders

Are You Delivering Great Stories—Or Just Narrating Them?

In my coaching practice, executives often tell me they want to improve their ability to tell stories that inspire and persuade. But as we start work together, they often haven’t thought about the subtle difference in delivering a story versus narrating one. Big difference. Let me illustrate here as best I can. Okay, I can’t [...]

2018-05-01T04:42:38+00:00 By |Comments Off on Are You Delivering Great Stories—Or Just Narrating Them?

6 Differences Between Leaders and Managers

The distinction between leader and manager may have absolutely nothing to do with position or title. You can lead as a project team member, an association member, a parent, a researcher, a customer or an assistant. The key difference: Leaders improve things. Managers maintain things.  But let me get more specific about how:   How [...]

2018-03-26T17:54:03+00:00 By |Comments Off on 6 Differences Between Leaders and Managers

Communication Is About the Time, Not the Tools — Really!

(Special thanks to Microsoft Office, the sponsor of this article. Their Modern Workplace webcast Organized Communication: Avoiding Information Overload  addresses the issue that faces us all, the email inbox overflow. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.) Another one of those emails popped into my inbox today:  “I’m sending a reminder about X [...]

2018-03-20T00:12:35+00:00 By |Comments Off on Communication Is About the Time, Not the Tools — Really!

Hollywood Consistently Degrades Society by What It Communicates

By Guest Blogger Jeff Davidson At first glance, 2017 appeared to be a banner year for movies. Anytime you would open the newspaper to the movie section, the appeal was strong. When visiting RottenTomatoes.com, you couldn't ignore the large number of movies rated 80% or higher. Yet, a nagging, insidious trend has continued for decades: [...]

2018-02-28T21:12:59+00:00 By |2 Comments

Is a Resumé Written by Professional Writers a Good or Bad Idea?

Why can’t I get a job? Is my resumé the problem? How do I stand out from the crowd? These questions keep job seekers awake at night. And the answers may cause nightmares. Ere.net, an online gathering place for recruiters, was onto something back in 2013 when they conducted a survey that gave insightful answers [...]

2018-02-28T21:13:00+00:00 By |Comments Off on Is a Resumé Written by Professional Writers a Good or Bad Idea?