The Target Law

Have you ever had trouble finding something and needed assistance? I have. Let me share a discovery about finding things that I made last week. I was shopping at Target* for some last minute items before taking an eleven mile hike to an alpine lake. I needed Ibuprofen and a Cliff Bar. I was able […]

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Be Ashamed of Your Silence

Robert, a project manager, told me he uses the weekly project status meeting as a bully pulpit to shame any member of the team who didn’t satisfy their task deadlines. I’ve seen him in action — his face becomes grotesque as he verbally assaults his teammates. I believe it’s wrong for Rob or anyone else […]

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Word Choices — We — Part 2

In my first entry about the word "we," I argued using the words "We decided to…" often create ambiguity. I suggested asking yourself several questions to reduce ambiguity either when you hear those words or when you are about to say them. In this entry, I will lay out the case for when using the […]

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