The Crandallabra

Delightful Ideas & Sparks of Interest

Fundamentals of Communication: the 5 Ws

(Plus an H, an S & and an extra W) “Didn’t you hear? Journalism’s dead – it’s in all the papers.”  That’s what a journalist friend of mine said when I said I wanted to talk with him about journalism and how it relates to

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4 Things To Do Forever

The 4 Things To Do Forever are not rocket surgery, but they are tricky because at least one of them is often missed when we try communicating with one another at work.

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Leadership – a linguistic ruse

Making the average workday sound super duper important. Perhaps it’s my inborn disposition to want to challenge the status quo, but part of me is tired of hearing about “leadership.” I’m bored by the organizational and business speak that lauds high achievers, charismatic personae, innovative

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Mars in Retrograde & Other Workplace Issues

Here’s a question: how many of us consider wildly subjective factors when making management decisions? Things like justifying an employee’s odd behavior because his kid just left for college; or choosing one intern over another because his name is only one letter off from your

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Work/Life Balance is Bunk.

We all struggle with how to make our lives what we want them to be.  Our goals, dreams, tasks, obligations, chores and aspirations all compete for our attention.  Add the goals and needs of others – spouses, parents, children, friends, colleagues, etc. – and it

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