Choose a Better Fight

In junior high I believed the myth of one shared American experience. I lived in a mostly homogenous town and watched, with a fairly average group of White kids, as our earth science teacher wheeled in a TV on a cart so that we could watch the space shuttle Challenger...

Words Matter

Two months ago I decided to bring back The Lingo-ist to support, encourage, and empower those navigating the global pandemic known as COVID 19. So many lost jobs, so much despair, and so much chaos. The purpose of this blog is to help people find their words and use...

Are You Planning for Success?

Whether you’re planning your summer vacation or the launch of a new product, defining success should be one of the very first items on your “to do” list. While the SMART goals strategy can be helpful in terms of identifying objectives that are Specific, Measurable,...

When You Can’t Find the Words

There is no shortage of situations in which our words fail us. A surprise visit from relatives. An on-the-spot request for information at a staff meeting. A sudden delivery of bad news. Sometimes you just can’t find the words to respond in an appropriate fashion that...

The Power of the Pause

As the summer begins to unfold and you dream of lazy days by the pool, consider how an intentional pause might improve your conversations at work and in the world. In the same way a weekend getaway can refresh your perspective or adjust your attitude, a meaningful...