Tag: Communication

3 Things You Should Be Grateful For (But Probably Aren’t)

By on April 24, 2015 in Leadership with 14 Comments
3 Things You Should Be Grateful For (But Probably Aren’t)

Modern life in developed nations has become so routinely amazing that it’s easy to take it for granted. So let’s reflect for a minute on how much our lives are improved by things like these.

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A Quick Reminder That Spell Check And Auto-Correct Won't Catch Every Mistake

By on February 6, 2015 in Leadership with 3 Comments
A Quick Reminder That Spell Check And Auto-Correct Won't Catch Every Mistake

The spell-check, auto-correct and voice-recognition programs on your phone, email, word processor and other tools can be useful — but they’re not replacements for a thorough review of your work before you send it out.

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Should Anonymous Internet "Troll" Comments be Allowed?

By on September 10, 2014 in Current Events with 109 Comments

Is the dreaded Internet troll really such a problem? Or is posting nasty comments just another part of the battlefield of ideas?

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The Power of Silence

By on August 12, 2014 in Leadership with 1 Comment
The Power of Silence

The author says that sometimes the best course of action in communicating is to say nothing.

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Worst Agencies for Internal Communication

By on July 31, 2014 in Current Events with 12 Comments
Worst Agencies for Internal Communication

A new analysis from the Partnership for Public Service shows that federal employees’ satisfaction with their leaders’ communication is low and has been dropping on average across the federal government.

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Tooshlights – Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Bathroom Near You?

By on July 24, 2014 in Current Events with 13 Comments

A company based out of Los Angeles has developed a product that it says reduces wait times in lines in public restrooms and hopes to begin marketing it to federal agencies in the near future.

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This is Literally the Stupidest Thing I've Heard in My Life

By on June 30, 2014 in Leadership with 6 Comments

People use the term “literally” a lot. Do you? Are you misusing it?

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A Great Way to Deal With Stress

By on June 10, 2014 in Leadership with 2 Comments
A Great Way to Deal With Stress

When you realize this little-understood fact about stress, it becomes a lot easier to ignore.

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The Passive Aggressive Files: When Your Colleagues Can’t Quite Tell You the Truth

By on May 16, 2014 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The Passive Aggressive Files: When Your Colleagues Can’t Quite Tell You the Truth

You can’t avoid speaking or writing unpleasant truths by using the passive voice. Here’s why.

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Why Presentation Really Does Matter

By on April 22, 2014 in Leadership with 1 Comment

You’ve done the hard work of crafting your message. Don’t undermine all of that work with a shoddy or misplaced presentation. Try this instead.

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