Summary:

  • Millennials want transparent leaders

  • Millennials need clear expectations and guidelines

Research tells us that we may soon experience a leadership conundrum. For a variety of reasons, many millennials are reluctant to take on leadership duties. I hav...

Summary:

  • What is your message?

  • Your “message” may not change, but the way you communicate your message to different generations certainly will evolve.

  • What do you care about and what do you want others to know about you?

There are several “buzzwords” tod...

Summary:

- Instructional designers can make great corporate trainers and consultants!

I always try to understand how I can get better. As a professor, and as a corporate trainer, I believe much of what I do is related to instructional design. Yes, I have helped instructo...

I recently facilitated a two day business writing fundamentals workshop for a Lexington area law firm.

Day 1: Established a foundation for writing and focused on the communication process, discussed the rhetorical situation, and dabbled in mechanics.

Day 2: The material...

Part 4: A communication consultant facilitates interventions

Summary:

  • Organizational training and professional development done well can enhance a culture and clarify misconceptions

Corporate training can be dull, drab, and check-box ready. Here’s what I mean: Some...

Summary:

  • Good communication consultants listen

  • Good communication consultants diagnose the “root” of the problem and suggest solutions accordingly

If you are like me, you are quick to solve. In some ways this is a wonderful trait. The ability to “solve” is a...