Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
What do you do when you fall off the horse?
Renowned for album covers, posters and his recent book of life lessons, designer Stefan Sagmeister invariably has a slightly different way of looking at things.
With an economy that’s taking its sweet time recovering from the worst recession since World War II and global competition fiercer than ever, it would be nice if American workers had confidence in their companies’ management to lead them through the tough times.
The crux of the problem is the demand for certainty in a world that is always tentative and uncertain.
Most everyone I meet feels pulled in more directions than ever, expected to work longer hours, and asked to get more done, often with fewer resources.
Have you ever wondered why Twitter has a 140 character limit?
In my life I have deliberately cultivated a workday that is flexible, simplified, slow, mindful, creative.
There are 12 essential elements of a successful internal communications strategy:
Your employees are Facebooking and Tweeting at work.
Some people are incredibly effective and efficient.
Most of us, though, think we're above average multitaskers.
You hear so much about how instantly reachable we all are, how hyperconnected, with our smartphones, laptops, tablets and such.
Hurricane Irene and [the] East Coast earthquake are critical reminders of the importance of timely communication among managers and their employees.
You’ve probably read countless articles that promise you better happiness, only to be disappointed.
When it comes to legal issues, most bloggers are either unaware or misinformed about the laws that they operate under.
Your colleague Jim calls you “honey,” makes cracks about women drivers, and suggests that you be the one to shop for the retirement gift for Bob because “women like that sort of thing.
The majority of college students today use smartphones — although three-quarters don’t foot their own bills.
A new study could quell the guilt you may feel for Facebooking on the clock.
Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (photo, left), authors of Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life, have written an op-ed piece for the New York Times.
Experience a normal day in 2014.
According to Steve Tobak (photo, left), "If you work with and listen to enough successful executives and other business leaders, you'll find that, with rare exception, they use plain English and cut to the chase.
If you want to come across as a straight shooter .