Tag Archive: Communication

If Words Had Calories – Suggestions for Bloviators

Words are like ice cream. A little ice cream tastes good, but a lot of ice cream isn’t better. If words had calories, what size would you be? Would you be healthy, anemic,… Continue reading

What Would You Do If Your Future Depended on Your Conversations?

I’M DELIGHTED TO HOST ANOTHER BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of… Continue reading

12 Things Smart Leaders Don’t Say

#1. I should have. ‘Should have’ is backward facing. Do your best to speak into the future. Instead of shoulding-yourself, say, “Next time.” #2. You should have. Why didn’t you? See #1. ‘Next… Continue reading

Don’t Erase a Good Compliment with a Stupid But

A ritual gone bad: I have a ritual question I ask my wife. Sometimes I want the grandchildren to hear. The ritual begins when I ask, “Do you know what I like about… Continue reading

10 Things Leaders Never Say Unless They Want Trouble

What you do is more important than what you say, but stupid words erase right action. It doesn’t matter how skillful you are if you’re careless with words. Words are… Words are troublemakers.… Continue reading

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