I’m a Terrible Communicator

By Gary Hinkle
People in my workshops often end up confessing that they know they’re “terrible communicators.” They say they know it’s important to listen openly, write clearly, and present well but that they don’t do it well and never have.

Never Be Boring Again!

By Susan de la Vergne
First of all, is business boring? Sure, sometimes—dull meetings, drab assignments. But you also get hot assignments. You’ve also been to meetings where breakthroughs occurred or fights broke out. You’ve awakened in the middle of the night thinking about a work problem you can’t solve. You’ve reveled in the excitement of discovery.

Bombarded by Messages

By Susan de la Vergne
At the gym, from my vantage point bouncing on an elliptical machine, I take an inventory of messages. That is, I look around to see how many ideas, products, and people are trying to get my attention while I am trying (somewhat in vain) to mind my own business.