In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
One reader asks: “Please clarify the use of the word ‘I’ when using a pronoun with another name, such as: ‘These are the vacation schedules for Joan and I.’ Do you use I or me?” Whenever you’re unsure of which pronoun to use in a situation like this and don’t have time to dig into […]
No matter how well you prepare or how hard
you work, luck still plays a role in success. Consider the late Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin, who together produced
some of Broadway’s monster hits, including “Guys and Dolls” and “How to
Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
Here’s another reminder that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to succeed:
Extend your on-the-job learning with this reminder:
Keep your life on track the way comedian Tim Allen does, with these three connected lists:
When Kevin Tsujihara took over Warner Brothers’ Home Entertainment
Group last October, he stepped into a cauldron of warring divisions
with disparate initiatives that included home video, digital
distribution, video games, technical operations and anti-piracy efforts.
Even in the shadow of the U.S. soccer team’s collapse in this year’s
World Cup, coach Bruce Arena speaks with calm assurance. “One day, when we get it right and become the best,” he says, it will be because “we did it our way, no one else’s way.” In that statement alone, you can see why Arena is a leader.
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre leads a far more diverse and
ego-driven team than most of us ever will. Yet, Torre’s team wins
repeatedly, thanks to these four “rules of straight communication” he
has developed over the years:
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner is one of those “connector” people.
As master of an astonishing range of roles on stage and screen, Hugh Jackman seems to have conquered his world. But Jackman—the owner of roles as diverse as flitty song & dance
guy Peter Allen in Broadway’s “The Boy From Oz” and macho superhero
“Wolverine” in the blockbuster “XMen” movie series—never would have
succeeded if he’d bowed to his fears.