Category Archive: Communication

It Doesn’t Matter What You Do if You Get This Wrong

Doing the right thing doesn’t erase saying something stupid. “Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds…” Frank Outlaw, late president of Bi-Lo Words are hinges between thought and… Continue reading

The Power of Talking to Big People like they’re Children

“That tuna sandwich looks magnificent,” I told my wife. She laughed. It was a basic tuna on wheat. But I was test driving a crazy idea. I spoke to her like I speak… Continue reading

Do Less of This and You’ll be More Successful

You’re not as interesting as you think. If you’re long-winded, the people around you wish you were short-winded. Talk less. Succeed more. 5 Reasons people talk too much: Thinking. Extroverts think while they… Continue reading

How to Stop Asking, “How are You?” and Create Real Conversation

Stop asking stupid questions like: How are you? How are you doing? How are you feeling? You already know how people are doing. The future feels like mushy spaghetti. Answers to, “How are… Continue reading

Analyzing Tension: Why a Short Loaf of Bread is Best

A loaf of bread should be much shorter. The longer the loaf, the longer the wait for my favorite piece of bread. The heel!   To be clear, thin heels get too crunchy… Continue reading

How Long is Your Management Nose

Long-nosed managers sniff around in everyone’s business. Short-nosed managers seem disinterested, aloof, and uncaring. How long should a manager’s nose be? One size doesn’t fit all. My preference: I preferred managers with short… Continue reading