How to Develop the Discipline to Write

How to develop the discipline to write isn't the same for all. However there are some basics that fit most writers. Writing is a very personal and developing the discipline to write—even more so. What may work for some may not work for others. However, I've found one common activity shared by disciplined writers. They [...]

By |2020-10-08T13:50:32+00:00October 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

Unfortunately, of these top ten outdated phrases I've used at least eight of them this year. I occasionally use phrases, slang, and colloquialisms some of my younger friends and colleagues (okay, they’re all younger than me) either don’t understand, or chuckle at because they’re so two days ago. To help boomers, and others who may [...]

By |2020-09-17T13:11:05+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top Ten Outdated Phrases

How to ask Questions for Understanding

How to ask questions for understanding  not confirmation is important. I've attended meetings, seminars, and lectures — observed interviews, corrective actions, and employee evaluations — watched video interviews, webinars, and listened to podcasts — and time and time again, I've heard poorly constructed questions with little thought put into them. Too often, questions are asked [...]

By |2020-09-08T14:37:24+00:00September 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to ask Questions for Understanding

Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

So, yes, I have a top ten reasons not to cook fish at the office from experience. A few years ago, I made the mistake of warming fish in the office microwave for lunch. It was previously cooked. However, I warmed it in the office microwave, which sent my co-workers running out of the building [...]

By |2020-08-13T14:00:49+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Ten Reasons Not to Cook Fish at the Office

How to Improve Communication in 10 Minutes

Poor communication is a problem in every organization. It always has been. Today, with more team members working from home, virtual meetings, and clients at a social distance it's critical to communicate effectively. So, wouldn't it be worth taking 10 minutes to improve it? From a two-person operation to multinational businesses, poor communication causes delays, [...]

By |2020-06-08T14:31:30+00:00June 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Improve Communication in 10 Minutes

7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

I’ve written a lot about leadership how to improve your business, team, and how you work with others. However, improving how you work with others may need to start with how you treat yourself. Someone said it’s hard to love anyone if you don’t love yourself. The same is true for leadership. It’s hard to [...]

By |2020-04-16T15:11:41+00:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Steps to Improving Working with Yourself

Meet Your New Staff Writer Al Gorithm

Robot writers, allegorical algorithms, and automated content generators sound like subtitles in a science fiction movie, but they’re not. Because they’re real, and they’re here. So, be ready to meet your new staff writer ... AI. As far back as six years ago in the last six months of 2014, AP released more than 3,000 [...]

By |2020-03-04T18:31:09+00:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Your New Staff Writer Al Gorithm

Have You Become a Toxic Boss Without Knowing it?

I was asked to assess and help a production manager of a B2C (Business to Consumer) manufacturer who was experiencing high employee turnover in one critical department. As I observed the department's manager, I was puzzled. She was a good manager and leader. She led by example and not only by following procedures, but how [...]

By |2019-10-14T15:50:11+00:00October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Have You Become a Toxic Boss Without Knowing it?
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