Proper Leadership Language

5 Words Leaders Seldom Use—And What to Choose Instead

The essence of leadership is communication.  As a leader, your words have the power to motivate or demoralize, inspire or discourage, clarify...

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How to Write a Book Fast

10 Best Tips on How to Write a Book Fast—From the Author of 47

Is writing a book one of your goals for the new year? If so, these 10 tips can make the difference between dickering and done. Now that I’m 47...

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Email Etiquette and Writing

Email Greetings: You Lost Me at Hello

In the movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise barges into his home after an argument and long separation from his wife, starts an explanation meant as an...

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Collaboration within a Business

Collaborator, Coauthor, or Ghostwriter? How to Decide Which You Need

Early in my career, I collaborated with CEO Jim on his business book. After I’d completed the first draft and he reviewed it, we sat together to...

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Communication so Everyone Understands

Communication Zingers to Avoid in Your Presentations and Email

Words to Avoid... In a presentation or an email, it’s typically not the big things but the small missteps that damage relationships—particularly...

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Writing with Active Voice

Have You Lost Your Writer’s Voice?

My blind friend Armand recognizes me and others in our circle by voice. He has no problem knowing who has joined the conversation once they...

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