Fair, Firm and Friendly. Are we forgetting the three F’s?

When I first went into management, my manager at the time gave me a piece of advice I never forgot. He said “always remember The Three F’s: Fair, Firm and Friendly. In that order. Fair, Firm and Friendly This approach really applies to all areas in life. Whether dealing with Continue Reading

Relationships and Communication: Make It Safe.

In order to have good communication in relationships, you need to create a safe environment where all are comfortable enough to be honest and speak their minds without fear of repercussion. Relationships We have many different relationships: Family Friends Romance Business Work Whether we like it or not, relationships require work. Continue Reading

It’s Just A Word! Except, it’s not.

It’s NOT just a word!!!! What’s in a word? Consider these two sentences: I could kill you right now.  I’m really frustrated with you right now.  Some would say they mean the same thing. No they don’t. Say the words and really think about how they make you feel.  Your rational mind Continue Reading

Net Geners Have Grown Up Digital. Do You Hear Them?

Net Geners communicate differently than previous generations and are today’s parents. They don’t use phones and television the way we used to. Get with “The Program”! The Net Generation Did you know that there are now more Net Geners than Baby Boomers? The Net Geners, Grown Up Digital generation, have Continue Reading

Net Geners, Living Life 15 Minutes At A Time

Net Geners have Grown Up Digital and are living life 15 minutes at a time. Is your message getting across? This generation literally thinks differently than previous generations. Learn how to communicate with them. Grown Up Digital Don Tapscott released Grown Up Digital in 2008. I read this book in Continue Reading

Does your messaging resonate with the past or the future?

Who is your target audience? Make sure your messaging resonates in a way they can and are willing to share. Sitting in on a webinar/teleconference today, I realized all of a sudden that the messaging seemed stuck in the past, all while discussing the leaders of the future. This blog is Continue Reading

“That’s a no brainer!” (Did you just call me stupid?)

What an offensive statement!  “That’s a no-brainer!” is no different than telling someone who disagrees with you, that they are stupid.  There are more intelligent ways to say that a thought or idea is considered intelligent by others.  Think very carefully before using these kinds of statements.  In case you’re wondering Continue Reading

Barry Clermont