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CWT-2: Buffet(t)

I love the idea of Jimmy Buffett's music; not the actual music itself. It's more about the emotion that's communicated rather than the melodies... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 March 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | No Comments   

CwT-1: Once Written

The debut "Conversations with Tom" column featuring compelling, provocative, and relevant Q&A between Ricky Midway and Tom Leu... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 February 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | 2 Comments   

talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu Interview

"Conversations with Tom" is an interview series with Ricky Midway on the Communichology™ of Pop Culture... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 January 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | No Comments   

Audacity of Certainty

Are you capable of being wrong? No, I mean really capable of saying “I got that wrong, I missed the boat on that one, I got some bad information, I blew that, I’m promptly removing my head from my... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 December 2014 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

The Hard Way

Pointing fingers and shirking responsibility. Defensiveness. Denial. Avoidance. Resisting change. Being self-centered vs. selfless. Taking vs. giving. Telling vs. listening. Condescension. Intolerance. Arrogance. Insensitivity. These are the paths of least resistance. The easier things to do. The most predictable... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 September 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Thanks, for Nothing

This entire post SHOULD be unnecessary, but unfortunately it’s not. To me, this all goes without saying… But I’m gonna say it anyway in the hopes that even just one person receives this message the way it’s intended. And that... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 September 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

“Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense

For years, I taught a college course called “Human Relations.” It was always my favorite class to teach because the content blended principles of communication and psychology, and was the inspiration for many of my Communichology™ concepts going forward. The course... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 August 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Tool IQ

In the very popular Tool Time series (pats self on back), I call out the nine parts of the “RPM” approach to avoid being a “tool” most of the time. Here is a self-survey to assess your potential toolness. Answer Yes... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 July 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Huff and Puff

While purposely rolling your eyes, squirming in your seat, huffing and puffing in apparent strong disagreement with another person’s comments, positions, or points-of-view, at least have the nuts to speak up when asked to share YOUR views. Otherwise, blow... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 July 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Nice Wins!

It’s not complicated. It’s not impossible. But it is an inside job. Being “nice” is a lost art among many. Too many believe this is an outdated, unnecessary, and useless way to live. I disagree. “But you’re not always... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 April 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

The Opposite of Knee-Jerk

Stimulus = what happens to us. Response = what we do next. The “freedom” in between as the picture here illustrates also goes by another name called “communication skills.” And there’s a “big ass gap” between those who are... Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 March 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

the talk shiFt Top 10: Part Two

The talk shiFt Top 10 (Part Two)… Violations & Absurdities >> Part One (1-5) 6. Suspension of Disbelief – This is it’s own post… likely even its own book one day. Many folks believe in fairly tales. The internet is a... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 March 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

the talk shiFt Top 10: Part One

The talk shiFt Top 10 (Part One)… Violations and Absurdities >> Part Two (6-10) 1. Offended by “strong language” – It’s not a matter of IF you use strong language or not, it’s a matter of whether strong language... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 February 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Avoid-Dance

“I don’t want to go there; I don’t want to talk about that…” I hear this quite a bit within the different aspects of my work. The frequency of this isn’t surprising, but the high price we pay for... Read More »
Tom Leu | 21 January 2014 | Psychology, Recovery | No Comments   

The Allure of Laugh

The following is an excerpt from my keynote speaking presentation of the same name: Laughter, it’s alluring. It pulls people in. It gets attention… We all love to laugh, but did you know there’s something called “laughter yoga?” I... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 January 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Gate F8

Airports: One curious place where some people feel they’ve been granted a license to be a whiny, complaining, irritable shit head. It’s justifiable in their minds I guess… Because after all, their delayed flight and subsequent inconvenience is somehow... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 January 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   
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