It's always good to address people by their first name in a conversation, as it makes them feel seen and builds a connection. But it can be overdone, and cross a line if not used with care. For instance, the following statement is an example of a positive use of a first name: "Have a … Continue reading Workplace Communication Tip #87
Raising children today can certainly be a difficult and grueling task. Knowing how to effectively navigate the often will-crushing, despair-infested waters known as parenthood has never been easy. . . UNTIL NOW!
There were a lot of emotions in our house this morning.
I sometimes like to apply methodology used at work to domestic situations.
Never underestimate the power of using the word “Folks” in your workplace communication.
You may be familiar with the account of the very first phone call placed by Mr. Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and those simple words which he supposedly uttered. You may not know that a transcript of the entire call was recently discovered, and it’s eye-opening: “Mr. Watson, come here - I … Continue reading The first phone call
I have created a Second-Rate Scientist YouTube channel, and the way I see it, there are two possible reasons why.
You know, this quarantine has been really good for our family, and I would be perfectly content . . .
Brimming with newfound confidence, I decided the time was right to replace a faulty light switch in our basement.
Like most of you, I am often besieged while browsing the web by those click-bait article titles that I know are misleading, yet I can't help clicking.
The following is a SM post from a couple years ago, when summer travel was as simple as hopping in the family truckster and heading (for us) south, with giddy visions of several 64 oz gas station Diet Cokes and twice as many bathroom breaks dancing in our mask-free heads! Ah, summer.
Monopoly is a nice educational family game.
I think parents should be able to randomly register for gifts, say, every 5 years or so.
The sign out front of the McDonald's near our house says that they are "now hiring closers." Ludicrous. Everyone knows they need to focus on finding a decent shortstop and a couple of solid disciplined hitters with fast bat speed and patient understanding of pitch selection. #BaseballHumor