To Keep Out of Trouble, Separate Your Business and Personal Lives

Career and Life Matrix - Arrow and TargetSeveral of our good friends are clients of many years. So the following advice may seem counter to our own rule of separating your business and personal lives.

One of the reasons our relationships are long lasting is because we never spread gossip about other clients or say negative things about them. In our leisure time, we keep the conversations social. So should you. …Read more…

NBC News Creates a Communications Crisis in Firing David Gregory

BusinessmanWell, NBC has done it again. Network executives were underhanded and devious in the public firing of David Gregory as the host of Meet the Press just as they were in bouncing Ann Curry from the TODAY show.

Chuck Todd, another former NBC White House correspondent, will replace Gregory.

A Brewing Crisis

As you might expect, the media jumped on the news and pummeled NBC, turning the firing into a major …Read more…

Don’t Bother With Apologies If You’re Always Late or Longwinded

Some people are always late. Business woman showing the time on her wrist watch.They usually offer an excuse like “I missed the train” or “I was stuck on a phone call with a friend.” But after a while these excuses grow old. They could have made more time to get to the station or called the friend back later.

Observe the Guidelines

It’s not only being late for meetings, but includes speakers ignoring time guidelines. We were reminded of this when former Yankees manager Joe Torres was recently inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. …Read more…

Is Wearing Summer Business Casual Damaging Your Image?

Naughty teen with expressive faceIt’s hard to believe that we’re half way through summer! As consultants who work in different corporations or agencies almost every day and we’ve noticed that many people have taken business casual to the extreme in the way they dress for work. What you wear can send out mixed messages.

Cover the Cleavage

We’ve been lucky so far on the East Coast, but the Southwest has been experiencing stifling heat waves this summer. This brings challenges about …Read more…