Times of Change Call for Increased Levels of Communication and Courage

I used to work for a manager who said, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” Times of change are a litmus test for leadership, which means sharing with employees what we know and what we don’t know. This is the time for courageous conversations and straightforward communication. This is the time to talk[…]

10 Simple Rules for Becoming a Better Conversationalist

With the right approach, anyone has the ability to turn small talk into an engrossing conversation. These 10 essential rules will help.In this talk from the TED YouTube channel, radio host Celeste Headlee shares the essential keys to becoming a good conversationalist. Headlee explains, for example, that you don’t have to show you’re paying attention[…]

The future of friendship and communication: Apps?

We’re living in a digitally connected age. Facebook and Snapchat keep us in constant touch with friends. Twitter, Instagram and Medium allow us to follow the ideas and images of those we may not know.These new media aren’t going anywhere. They’re too massive (Facebook has more than 1.5 billion users) and too entrenched in our[…]