How Skid Row Taught Me How To Communicate (part 2)

The great historian H.G. Wells used to complain about people he called “the goodness-sakers.”  These are the people who stand around all day saying, “For goodness-sake, why doesn’t somebody do something?” I was somewhat guilty of saying that in the past … complaining about something instead of doing something about it.  And one such issue was the problem of poverty …

Subject Line: The 10 Commandments of Awesome Communication (part 4)

We’ve all heard of the 10 Commandments, but not all of us get them right. For example, in one Sunday School class, the children were asked what was the first commandment.  One kid replied, “It was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.” Years before that Mark Twain recounted the story of a 19th century industrial baron who told …

The 10 Commandments of Awesome Connective Communication (part 2)

You have probably heard about The 10 Commandments. You may have even memorized them when you were little … because you were taught that was the way you should behave and communicate with other people, even God Himself. A couple of weeks ago, I gave you the first two of my 10 Commandments of Awesome Communication: 1) Increase the quantity of your communication, and …