Monthly Archives: March 2017

3 Questions That Cut Through The Clutter

We’re all self-focused. That’s not a criticism; it’s an important fact to acknowledge so that we can learn to connect with each other better. Since we’re all wrapped up in ourselves, we tend to communicate from our own perspective and … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Questions

3 Habits that Detract from Your Credibility and How to Avoid Them

Most communication skills are not about “right” and “wrong.” The overall impression you make on others is a combination of many factors, and the frequency of certain behaviors. Here are three language habits that undermine your authority. Qualifying Language Sometimes, … Continue reading

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How to Write Like Warren Buffett…Or Not

Warren Buffett’s 2016 Shareholder Letter came out last week. It’s the year’s most awaited business publication and is probably read by more people than the average SEC pronouncement. It’s easy to read and enjoyable. In addition to providing an update … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Uncategorized, Writing Skills

‘Small Mishap’ Or ‘Huge Problem’ – Emails That Don’t Hit The Panic Button

Like many college juniors, my daughter, Magdalen, decided to travel abroad for a semester. Rather than go somewhere in Europe, where I would have gone, she traded the comfort of Boston College for a four-month stint in Uganda. My wife … Continue reading

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