Communications

Too Hard?

Is it too hard NOT to be a territorial asshole? I think not... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 09 December 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 06 December 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | 2 Comments   

Restraint

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, MS | 05 December 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 30 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 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, MS | 28 November 2016 | Communications, Psychology | 1 Comment   

Power of the Potty Mouth

Other titles I considered for this article that I didn’t choose, but liked them enough to still want to list them here: “The Pragmatism of Profanity” – “The Value of Vulgarity” – “The Swagger of Swearing” – “The Cunning of... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 23 November 2016 | Communications | No Comments   

A Million to One?

A million to one… are these the odds for success? Not necessarily. Hedge your bet by inverting this assertion. It should read one to a million… In radio, DJ’s and hosts are trained to speak as if they’re broadcasting to... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 22 November 2016 | Communications | 2 Comments   

The Bad News

Anyone who has ever “managed” other people has been there. This includes everyone from industry leaders to shift supervisors to soccer moms… Somebody drops the ball and you’re now the one who has to deliver the bad news… The... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 21 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | 3 Comments   

eti-QUIT

I’m convinced that for many, dare I say MOST people, simple common courtesy is an extinct, and outdated concept. “Do this, do that, I need this, I want that, and I want it all right NOW!” Rarely does a... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 17 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Calling On You

What happened: Minding my own business, after business hours, browsing (and usually buying) at the local Barnes & Noble on a Tuesday night… My PERSONAL cell phone rings, but I don’t recognize the number, so I let it go... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 11 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

I Want You, Too

If you want people to do things that you want them to do, NEVER start with… “I want you to…” Here’s a real example of what NOT to say: “Hey everyone: Just a reminder to come out to __(place)__ tonight.... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 04 November 2016 | Communications | No Comments   

Under A Rock?

For those who “put it out there;” those who contribute to the world, not just consume; those who have the nuts to take risks; those who refuse to live under a fucking rock their whole life… here’s some great advice from... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 03 November 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   

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, MS | 02 November 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

Walking Contradictions

So many people are fucking walking contradiction’s of themselves. Hypocrisy is another word for this, and runs rampant in the world. You’ve got your atheists who pray to their “god,” your Christians who cuss, smoke, drink and screw outside... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 01 November 2016 | Communications | No Comments   

The 5%

A lot of well-intentioned folks are afraid of truth; afraid to get honest and look at things objectively. Based on a butt-load of personal experience and a bit of psychology, my bet is that 95% of people are. I... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 31 October 2016 | Communications, Psychology, talk shiFt | No Comments   

The Loud Talker

Ah yes, the “loud-talker” in public… you know who I’m talking about… hopefully it’s not you. This is an interesting breed of apparently oblivious (though not always), self-indulgent gems who make it their mission to ensure EVERYONE within earshot... Read More »
Tom Leu, MS | 01 September 2016 | Communications, talk shiFt | No Comments   
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