Writings

The Realization

The realization… that your “voice” isn’t being heard. The realization… that your ideas are as important as anyone else’s. The realization… that everyone’s favorite subject is themselves. The realization… that this reality will remain until an audience is cultivated.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 30 October 2016 | Psychology | 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 | 01 September 2016 | Psychology | No Comments   

CWT-6: Bathroom Books

So tell me about these books of yours. Well, I have lots of books. Lots of great books full of great information. But I also have several "bathroom books..." Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 July 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | No Comments   

CWT-5: Something to Prove

You seem so serious all the time with all you do. I'm genuinely wondering why you put SO much effort into your work...? Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 June 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | No Comments   

CWT-4: Pop Quiz

I want to give you a little test. What kind of test? A pop quiz. I thought I was through with those things when I finished college? We're never through being quizzed and tested in life... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 May 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | 9 Comments   

CWT-3: Lust Kills

So are you going to be preaching about sexual indiscretion or something now? Nah, I don't preach; I prefer to teach, and coach. There's a big difference... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 April 2016 | "Conversations with Tom" | No Comments   

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   

Mirror

Sure you look into it, but are you truly “seeing” what’s there? Some are subconsciously afraid of the mirror. Not for what they see, but for what they don’t want to see. It’s precisely this kind of pride-leveling that’s... Read More »
Thomas Leu | 20 August 2014 | Psychology, Recovery | 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   
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