Workplace

A little too much “me” in Social Media

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Sports have always been an important part of my life. Participating in sports, I had good coaches and bad ones. But even the bad ones at one point must have given the “there’s no I in team” speech.

The team concept remains very important to me. I believe in teamwork and admire great teams. And, conversely, I loathe those who put themselves before the team. Or, worse, take sole credit for a team project. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s be Golden, shall we?

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Lately, I feel like many of us (myself included) are living but what I have come to dub the “unGolden Rule.”

This rule is the opposite of its Golden Rule sibling, as it describes those who only offer their comment when they have something ‘bad’ to say, or a criticism to offer. This rule and its accompanying negativity spreads like a virus. And it has infected too many. Read the rest of this entry »

E-etiquette times two

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Ever heard the construction/builders/makers of anything mantra “measure twice, cut once”? I sure have. On Friday, I got one of those e-mails that made me think we should have an e-mantra that goes something like ‘type once, think twice (before you hit send)’. This goes along with reply all mantra – seriously, can’t there be a box that pops up to say ARE YOU SURE when someone hits reply to all. Read the rest of this entry »

Question of the Day (or in my case, questions)

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I am curious person. It’s just my nature. And, come to think about it, so are many people in the Public Relations/Communications industry. Many of us came from a media background. It’s just part of who we are and why we got into this line of work. Read the rest of this entry »