What’s the Deal With Pronouns?

What’s the Deal With Pronouns?

The comedic trope, “What’s the deal with . . .?” (often credited to Jerry Seinfeld but, actually, rarely used by him in legitimate comedy*) points out the irony in the obvious to which we often pay little attention. For example, in Seinfeld (season 9, episode 1),...
Not Fine: How Not to Proofread

Not Fine: How Not to Proofread

How I Followed the Recipe for Embarrassing Writing In October, I published a blog about the importance of professionalism in business writing. As an example of unprofessional-ism, I used Chicago banking executive Stephen Calk’s email to Paul Manafort wherein he used...
Thank You

Thank You

How to Communicate Appreciation in the Workplace As the holiday season kicks off, you will probably set aside a time to be thankful—to remember what you’re grateful for. But do you also include your workplace “family” in this list?  Think about it. How often do you...

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