Business Message Presentations

How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings

Writing teachers commonly use the phrase “kill your darlings” to describe the editing process. But, most don’t even realize it comes from prolific British author Arthur Quiller-Couch, who offered an even more extensive guideline for editing in his 1914 lecture on style: “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—wholeheartedly—and delete […] continue reading

Business Culture Strategy

Leaders Who Get Organizational Change Right Know How to Listen

birds flying in formation

Organizational change comes at a cost. It requires people to sacrifice something they value, whether it’s time, money, responsibilities, control, status, comfort, or relationships. The more your change effort disrupts those things, the more people will resist or even rage against it. That helps explain why failure is so common, but there’s more to it. […] continue reading

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