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Communications

Leadership Skills

Strategically Discussing Strategy

Be truly strategic and limit your use of the word to the cases where it means something.
Grammar

Bad Email Grammar Ain't Good for Getting You a Job or a Date

Whether it is the cover letter for your resume or your profile on a dating site, people are judging how you wrote it before they consider what you said.
Texting

The 7 Things You Need to Know to Text With Good Etiquette

The venerable phone call has been supplanted by text messaging, which has introduced many new ways to be rude without meaning to.
Communications

Use These 10 Words in Conversation to Get What You Want

'Because.' 'Thanks.' 'We': These are the words that will open your listener to you and give you power.
Personal Branding

Axl Rose Is Fat. His Personal Branding Should Embrace That.

There is a danger in trying to wipe out who we are online. Axl Rose is putting his authenticity at risk.
Startup Culture

Instill a Strong, Positive Company Culture -- From Go!

Realize that your vibe as founder sets a tone, and that every action, inaction and interaction builds that out until it becomes your corporate culture.
Communications

18 Ways You Talk Like a Sailor and Don't Even Know It

Before you call someone a "loose cannon" check that you know what that means.
Communication Strategies

5 Ways to Communicate as Efficiently as a Computer

Learning to speak like a machine in an efficient, direct and concise manner will give you a leg up in business.
Leadership

A Reminder to Business Leaders That Your Mic Is Always On

Now more than ever, people judge you by the words you use. And the knives are out quick when you slip up.
Marketing Strategies

Nextiva Used a Little Ingenuity -- and Dennis Rodman -- for a Marketing Slam Dunk

Here's how the cloud-based business communications company routinely out-markets major competitors for a fraction of the budget.
Office Politics

3 Strategies for Navigating Messy Office Politics

Politics is simply the process, done well or poorly, of divvying up whatever there is too little of for everybody to have all they want.
Partnering

5 Ways to Avoid the Drama of Kelly and Michael When a Partner Leaves

It hurts when a partner finds another, more attractive, situation but don't turn it into your company's long nightmare.
Engaged Employees

Stop Treating Your Employees Like Mushrooms

Consistent communication keeps employees from feeling that they're kept in the dark and fed, well, you know.
Millennials

4 Strategies to Connect With Millennials

As a new generation enters the workforce, employers need new methods of communication. But don't worry. There's nothing to be afraid of.
Email

20 Things You Are Doing Wrong With Email

Email is a reflection of our personal brand. Why, then, do so many people fail to proofread what they wrote, regretfully send out angry messages and disregard basic etiquette?