“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 was often misunderstood at the outset by both students AND staff because the title is soContinue reading ““Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense”

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 years hardly qualifies you (or me, or anyone) as an expert on these all-important topics. If this information wasContinue reading “Need It Most”

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 Cussing”… Cursing, cussing, swearing, profanity, vulgarity, course language, strong language, whatever you call it,  being aContinue reading “Power of the Potty Mouth”

The “Common Sense” Defense

Sooooo often… sooooo unbelievably often… I hear some variation of the following statement while out training, teaching, or speaking: “I already ‘know’ all of this stuff; it’s all just ‘common sense‘…” Really? Give me a break… It’s a BIG, ballsy statement if you really think about it. Someone is basically saying: “There’s nothing you have to offerContinue reading “The “Common Sense” Defense”

Retire Your Representative

I want to talk about versions… versions of you; versions of me. Another name for it is your representative. Those parts of you and me that get put forth, but aren’t real. The alter egos that can cause personal alienation. The faces and we show the world, but aren’t actually the most honest, truest versions ofContinue reading “Retire Your Representative”

talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu Interview

“Conversations with Tom” is an interview series with Ricky Midway on the Communichology™ of Pop Culture Ricky Midway: So tell us what talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu is all about succintly, yet fully. Tom Leu: As usual, you’re always a bit rough around the edges Mr. Midway. RM: By now, I figured you’d expect nothing different.Continue reading “talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu Interview”