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1 Welcome to the talk shiFt™ shorts series with Tom Leu >> (twice weekly, short blog posts that cut to the chase to help you kick your business or personal brand to the next level) A new year. A big deal…... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 January 2018 | talk shiFt™ | No Comments   

4 P’s to Competent Communication

Please consider the following effective practices to put into place to become a more competent and persuasive communicator personally and professionally: 1. Pause – Excellent communication starts with stopping first. There are great rewards for avoiding knee-jerk reactions. They call them... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 December 2017 | Communications | No Comments   


15 years and one day ago today, I was out of control, and at an all time low. I’d been drinking regularly and heavily with increasing frequency and quantity for nearly twenty years since I was a teenager. And... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 December 2017 | Recovery | No Comments   

Call to Action

So many are scared... to make a move... a real move... in the right direction... Sometimes we can be our greatest ally and our own worst enemy simultaneously.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 November 2017 | Psychology | 1 Comment   

4 “Black Flag” Phrases

You know you’ve heard these phrases before… Perhaps you’ve likely said them yourself… I call them “black flag” phrases, and you should be very afraid of them… These statements are communication suicide for practitioners, though they usually don’t realize... Read More »
Tom Leu | 03 October 2017 | Communications, Psychology | No Comments   

Feel the Shake

You must be deliberate about putting yourself into uncomfortable and uncertain situations at times. These are the types of situations that have you shaking in your boots, figuratively and literally... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 September 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   

Stop Complaining, Get Pissed, & Grow a Pair

This piece is for those (of us) who benefit from getting the cage rattled a little bit sometimes. If you can't handle that, then you should consider clicking off. No harm, no foul... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 September 2017 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

It IS Self-Help!

The term "self-help" gets a bad rap all-too-often. It's looked down upon by some as corny or ineffective. Hardly... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 September 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   

10 Tenets

talk shiFt™ is about getting the best possible end-results by embracing and executing several key areas. Here are the 10 tenets (principles)... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 September 2017 | Communications, Psychology | 2 Comments   

Communication Trumps Qualifications

Communication skill-set: It's more important than any other technical skills that anyone may possess... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 May 2017 | Communications | No Comments   

Too Hard?

Is it too hard NOT to be a territorial asshole? I think not... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 March 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   


Good intentions don't pay the bills. It's action that's king... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 January 2017 | Psychology | No Comments   


Demonstrate some RESTRAINT for fuck's sake by riding roughshod over your impulsive, knee jerk reactions whenever your expectations (of the world and everyone in it) don't get met... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 December 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Assumption Gumption

Have the gumption to supervise your assumptions. This proactive activity will prevent the unnecessary foot-on-mouth disease from rearing its ugly head at inopportune times... Read More »
Tom Leu | 30 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

3 Kinds of People

Why do some people take action and accomplish much in life while others do not? I've found that people generally fall into one of three categories... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 November 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

Need It Most

I’m so sick of some people dismissing blog posts, talks or trainings on the so-called “soft skills” as simply “common sense.” Just because you may have read a few books or articles on communication and listening skills, or even attended a seminar or two over the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 November 2016 | Communications, Psychology | 1 Comment   
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