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Category Archives: Words
Incompetent and fear-based managers rely on rigid scripts. Sam Wasson’s Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art provides lessons for transformational leadership. As early Improv players experimented and developed the art form, they learned the power of two … Continue reading
Perhaps we live in a time when the question to ponder becomes, “If a fact is offered and it is not ‘liked,’ is it a fact?” Have we morphed into a post-fact world, as one source states, “in which virtually … Continue reading
For me, comparatory suffering creates its own issues. My suffering is mine. Yours is yours. Does it really help to compare it to someone or something else— while denying the feelings in front of you? You’ve heard them. Probably have … Continue reading
Demonstrate what you have done (what action you have taken) rather than getting caught up in hyperbole. Words matter. What we say, how we say it, why we say it, and when we say it create a message. Whether you … Continue reading
Are there words we should never say? Are there words we should never hear? And who makes that decision? Back on August 22, 2010, I posed the following questions on this blog: Are there words that we should NEVER say … Continue reading
Where is your line in the sand? What will you definitely not negotiate away— and what things will you or do you decide are not values to you? At the recently-completed Noel-Levitz Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention I had the … Continue reading
As an author, my success depends in part on my choice of words and how I turn a phrase. Some days I am more successful than others. At times, the words fly from my mind to the computer screen without … Continue reading
What do you think? Are there words we should NEVER say? And who makes that decision?