Creating a Solid Virtual Handshake

What to Do When You Can’t Be in “Touch” At the beginning of the year, I read that the Me Too Movement was causing some companies to ban handshakes. Knowing the neuroscience behind the ritual, I thought this was idiotic. Then Covid-19 hit, and everyone had to adopt...

What Are YOU Emphasizing?

Moving Beyond the Blame Game I was doing leadership communication coaching with a president—let’s call him Jim—who was the heir apparent at a large company. He had a love/hate relationship with the chairman—let’s call him Ted. Jim would spend a good portion of our...

Video: The Five Worst Covid Cliches

Stop Using These — Unless You WANT People to Tune You Out As an English major and a Listener (see who you are), spoken and written words have always been important to me. Yes: I’ve been accused of finding typos in menus at a restaurant (remember those?)...