Tag: Writing

Take Charge, Be Active, and Be Honest

By on January 20, 2016 in Leadership with 4 Comments

The author says that when we write, it’s important to be active and take command of the words we write to make them our own. He illustrates this point with some examples of passive statements designed to deflect blame from the individuals making them.

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Writing It Tight And Getting To The Point

By on January 7, 2016 in Leadership with 7 Comments

The author says that when it comes to writing, it’s important to get to the point quickly and then back it up with details. He explains what he means and why this is important.

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Details, Details, Details…

By on October 1, 2015 in Leadership with 4 Comments

The author recounts his experience teaching writing skills to some new employees at the Energy Department. He found that stressing the importance of the use of details helped them to overcome their problems with writing effectively.

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Why Writing Is Like Solving a Puzzle – And Why That’s Good News For You

By on September 3, 2015 in Leadership with 10 Comments
Why Writing Is Like Solving a Puzzle – And Why That’s Good News For You

The author says that to many of us, writing feels linear. However, he said it should be viewed as solving a puzzle to make the writing process more creative and enjoyable.

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Got Writer’s Block? Here Are 3 Things That Work Every Time

By on June 14, 2015 in Current Events, Leadership with 1 Comment

Do you ever struggle with writer’s block? The author, who writes for a living, shares some advice about methods he uses (as well as some things not to do) to help with fighting writer’s block.

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Are You Drowning in a Teaspoon of Water?

By on March 17, 2015 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Are You Drowning in a Teaspoon of Water?

Don’t get so stuck on a tiny, trivial issue that you can’t move onto the things that matter.

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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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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 Surefire Way To Summon Creative Inspiration When You Need It

By on May 18, 2014 in Leadership with 1 Comment
A Surefire Way To Summon Creative Inspiration When You Need It

Ever faced an overwhelming task and didn’t know how to start? Don’t worry – this trick works every time.

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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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