Say Again? The Value of Straight Talk in the Workplace

Businesses of today have a big problem with speaking in plain English. The English language is the hardest language to learn, and also has the largest vocabulary. Unlike the romance and Eastern languages, which depend more on inflection, local customs, and context to give words deeper meanings, English aims to assign a word for everything, […]

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DNC Emails Remind Private Orgs to be Mindful of Cybersecurity

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has had some very public work email issues as of late. Soon after FBI Director James Comey announced that his bureau would not be pursuing criminal charges for her private server snafu as Secretary of State, WikiLeaks released some 20,000 emails from the offices of the Democratic National Committee […]

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5 Fatal Flaws of Darth Vader’s Management Style

Maybe you’ve heard of a small independent film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens that was released this holiday season? It is the continuation of the original Star Wars Trilogy, which featured the incomparable villain Darth Vader, a high-level management type in the Galactic Empire, whose mission was to eradicate the small band of rebels […]

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Want Engaged Employees? Be a Good Communicator

Harvard Business Review recently sponsored an Interact/Harris Poll of around 1,000 U.S. employees that asked them to rank their top complaints about leadership in their organizations. The results revealed a stunning lack of emotional intelligence among senior leaders and management, and show the importance of fundamental communication skills when it comes to engaging employees. The […]

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