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Word Usage

  • Don't use these common nonwords

Avoid using the following nonwords.

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  • Phrases that undercut messages

Burying a message in executive buzzwords will sink your credibility.

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  • Steer clear of these redundancies

Beware of using redundancies when you speak and write.

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  • Make sense of these 5 word pairs

Don't make the mistake of using the wrong option in these tricky word pairs.

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  • Dodge these common mistakes

Even more tricky word pairs to watch out for.

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  • Words in Action

Disparity vs. discrepancy

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Are you a bad boss?

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October 2014 Issue

Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You're the Boss, warns managers at all levels to avoid being one of these terrible bosses:  

Also in this issue:

  • Reprimand employees right away
  • Put staff in the right positions
  • 5 ways to ensure that your marketing video will suck
  • Remove decision blind spots
  • Employment branding retains talent


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Posted on September

What drives you crazy when it comes to workplace communication? What misstatements and bad habits push your buttons? Your friends and family probably tell you to stop nitpicking - at least that's what we hear all the time.

Don't listen to those people. You are a person who cares about effective communication. And you are the type of person from whom we want to hear.

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