Listening to understand

Listening to understand is hard to do. This is true even for someone who received a master’s degree in communication. You know the saying: We don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. I recently thought about how I should be authentic in business as...

Quality not quantity

Quality not quantity is my key to managing my social networking profiles. An Instagram user reminded me about this recently. This user commented on a post by my Instagram for Dummies publisher about the book. The user wondered how I’m an Instagram expert because...

The future is almost here

The future is almost here, I thought to myself as I turned the calendar page to November. I felt that way in part because my 50th birthday arrives later this month. But I also noticed that this is the last year that for nearly everyone will have the number 19 in it....

Self awareness

Self awareness is a skill we should learn as adults. Some people have self awareness built in, as is the case with a friend of mine. Others, like me, have life beat lessons into them over and over that grows self awareness. I know now that you can’t control a...