What is your definition of a good manager?When I ask participants in my writing seminars that question, I often hear...
Updated: January 12, 2014, - 02:00 PM
There’s a lot of stress going around these days. Plenty to be unhappy about.Just take a look at your inbox,...
Updated: December 29, 2013, - 02:00 PM
The last time I gave a presentation, we had so much fun discussing the active voice that no one wanted...
Updated: December 15, 2013, - 02:00 PM
“There are three rules for writing a novel,” W. Somerset Maugham once wrote. “Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are.”If I...
Updated: December 01, 2013, - 02:00 PM
Which is better: the active voice or the passive voice?Compare “I let go of the Cessna’s strut and prayed my...
Updated: November 17, 2013, - 02:00 PM
With this, my 900th column, I can’t help asking myself why I’ve stayed with it this long. If you’ve been...
Updated: November 03, 2013, - 02:00 PM
“As per your request, attached please find …”If you asked me to identify the most clichéd sentence in on-the-job writing,...
Updated: October 20, 2013, - 02:00 PM
Before you touch that keyboard, ask yourself whether your reader is sympathetic or hostile to your message. And then apply...
Updated: October 06, 2013, - 02:00 PM
Sometimes you can’t think of the word you need to express yourself precisely, as when you say, “His explanation is...
Updated: September 22, 2013, - 01:15 PM