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Guys Aren’t Gender Neutral: the how and why of (un)biased communication
Monday, 18 Dec, 2017
Guys Aren’t Gender Neutral: the how and why of (un)biased communication

As someone who’s written about communication for decades,..

Mother Knows Best
Monday, 4 Dec, 2017
Mother Knows Best

Given what’s going on in the world these days, I thought we all might need a bit of Sweet. Enjoy. SD
In 1981, I was a single parent of a young disabled son, working a full time job, living in Park Slope Brooklyn. Given my constant state of overwhelm, I decided to get a group of parents together to see if we could find ways to parent without nagging, or threatening, or cajoling, and maybe even free up time for us to enjoy our kids. I doubted I was the only parent in overwhelm mode. I put together a bit of a program design and convinced the local library to give me a room one

Upselling with Integrity: connecting authentically with your target market
Monday, 6 Nov, 2017
Upselling with Integrity: connecting authentically with your target market

I recently took a cold call from Comcast – the first cold call I’ve…

Putting People First: the path to Customer Centricity, essay
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017
Putting People First: the path to Customer Centricity, essay

Charlie Rose interviewed Brian Moynihan, the CEO of

You’re Always Busy!?
Monday, 5 Jun, 2017
You’re Always Busy!?

Dear Friends:
Lately, everyone I know is complaining about how busy they are. It’s really beginning to annoy me. So I thought I’d write you this personal note – a rant, I suppose – to let you know how I feel when I hear you’re too busy to speak or return a call. No, wait. You did return my call recently when you heard I was ill. Do I have to be dying to hear from you?
What does it mean, exactly? Too busy to prioritize your time differently?

Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership

I’m a dancer. When I studied the Argentine Tango there was a foundational rule that I believe is true