Archive: November 2009

Thanks For Not Commenting on Tiger Woods

November 30th, 2009 by

Over Thanksiving dinner, talk inevitably turned to Tiger Woods‘ mysterious car accident and his decision to not discuss the situation with the media or police.  Everyone had an opinion, and one of my aunts even knew what actually happened! Throughout the weekend and as of today, it seems everyone’s got an opinion on this topic… Continued

Timing and What We Can Learn from Oprah

November 23rd, 2009 by

I don’t watch the Oprah show nor do I run out to buy her book of the club picks or her magazine.  But I am a great admirer of this woman who has built a media and entertainment empire from scratch. And my admiration for her has risen a few notches now that she has… Continued

Unfriending the Delebs While Being Intexticated

November 17th, 2009 by

Should it really come as a surprise that the New Oxford American Dictionary has christened “unfriend” as the new word of the year? It’s been a rough year, so we need a rough word as a crowning achievement of 2009.  If there were a publicist for the year 2009,  she might have pushed for “funemployed”… Continued

11 Mistakes in 11 Days: Second Mistake (It’s a Loud One)

November 12th, 2009 by

Yesterday, I began my brief series sharing with you a mistake I made that day and what I learned from it. All in the spirit of “mistakes make us stronger” — even as communicators.  Today’s entry is about not speaking up. The story starts with the book “American Psycho” and ends with a headache. On… Continued

11 Mistakes in 11 Days: Lessons in Failure

November 11th, 2009 by

We just went through an interviewing process in my group for a new employee, and it’s amazing how many job candidates never make mistakes.  “Interviewing 101” tells you that you should expect to reel off a few mistakes and lessons learned during an interview.  Candidate after candidate couldn’t communicate one thing they failed at.  A… Continued

Don’t Give 2009 The Pink Slip

November 2nd, 2009 by

It’s rare that an online ad catches my eye, much less causes me to click through to the web site.  But the leave09behind.org campaign caught my attention and then sucked me into the fray as I watched user-generated videos of people petitioning to end the year and get on with 2010 — early.  You can… Continued