[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] [Sorry, subscribers! This should have come from Kathie York Writing and included the new tag phrase. IIII'm on it!] A publisher buddy, Brian K. Morris (Rising Tide Publications), sent me a gift. After just 30 seconds, I knew I would share these writing tips with you. As a copywriter, editor, and proofer, I … [Read more...] about Check out these writing tips from author Jerry B. Jenkins. For reals!
Kathie York's Writing & Business Tips
Quick note: this post was written and recorded before the company name change. [If you prefer to listen, here's the audio.] Hey there! For the past few weeks, I've been 'stuck in' (as my Aussie buddies say) with difficult projects. I needed a break. Good timing. A friend sent me the perfect grin maker right when I needed it. I'm thinkin' maybe you … [Read more...] about Fun examples of c-r-a-z-y English!
Quick note: this post was written and recorded before the company name change. [Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] Got ya thinkin' there, didn't I? I know you have one ... ... a scope creep worst-workday-ever disaster story. Maybe the one where a bunch of "Could you just...?" add-ons beckoned. And (being the nice, accommodating person you … [Read more...] about What’s YOUR nasty scope creep story?
[Here's the audio, if you'd like to listen.] As business owners, we must wrangle our long-term goals and guide them safely into the corral if we want to succeed. Howzabout (I sometimes make up words) this as our example? Strategically expanding deep sea exploration while throwing in the RMS Titanic for good measure. Oh, yeah. The ultimate. And a … [Read more...] about ‘Titanic’ lessons on strategic management (and it’s not what you think!)
In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post, I promised to address three additional ways to keep our companies – and lives – on track: 6. Shutting the business down each week (Gasp!) 7. Wrangling paperwork (Hmmm.) 8. Getting our schedules under control (How?) Today, let's learn this valuable-though-somewhat-painful lesson: The world can get along without us for … [Read more...] about 6th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Shut it down!”
As a trained project manager, I've been tippy tapping away to create a post about using our leadership skills to run our companies. Real-world ... not platitudes we've memorized for exhausting exams. It was taking shape. Great info to share, 'cause I've seen excellent – and horrible – project management and leadership up close. I have experience as a … [Read more...] about A real-world inside look at NASA: the ultimate in project leadership