Communicator of the Month

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A numbskull soapbox moment–and leadership’s lousy response

August 17, 2017
This month, we’re doling out two Worst Communicator awards, touched off by a controversy at Google.

Someone gets the true spirit of personal days

July 20, 2017
This month’s award for Best Communicator goes to Ben Congleton, founder and CEO of Olark for showing what real empathy and support looks like.

These TV debaters trampled the rules–and embarrassed everyone

June 21, 2017
This month’s award for Worst Communicator goes to Mike Shields and Neera Tanden who, during a CNN segment on Georgia’s special election between John Ossoff and Karen Handel, show us exactly what not to do in a debate.

Sometimes, you gotta tell it like it is: The case of Steve Harvey

May 17, 2017
Steve Harvey just landed smack dab in the middle of another scandal. The author, comedian and TV host was ripped to shreds in the media when a memo he sent his staff went viral.

Sales pressure from the next cubicle? Just say ‘No!’

April 19, 2017
Earlier this week, I stumbled across, a website that is ripe with content for this column. If you ever want to put your own job issues in perspective, check it out.

A viral video reveals a very cool customer

March 21, 2017
If you’ve ever worked from home, you know how a distraction can throw you completely off your game. That’s why I am so impressed with Robert Kelly, professor of political science at Pusan National University.

Is this one of the most embarrassing typos ever?

February 14, 2017
First, let me start by saying that this isn’t a political post. It’s something different. Perhaps by now you’ve heard about the glaring typo on President Trump’s inauguration poster.

A winning example of playing the hand you’re dealt

January 18, 2017
This month’s Best Communicator Award goes to a trio, drawn together by unfortunate circumstances.

Altering people’s comments is a no-no

December 22, 2016
Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman earns the title of Worst Communicator this month.

‘I did it, but you did it worse’

October 19, 2016
It’s been an ugly presidential campaign. While we prefer to stay neutral—or mum—on the topic, something is happening on both sides of the campaign that warrants a discussion: blame shifting.
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