What’s Another Word for No?

What’s Another Word for No?

I think my life has an inverse relationship with the writers and the members of the editorial staff at Harvard Business Review (HBR). Here’s why: As I get older, HBR’s writers and editorial personnel seem to get younger. As I get more mature, more things...
With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 15 July 2021 While perusing the internet last night, I came across several hilarious articles, blogs, Instagram stories, and Tweets referring to the language we use in corporate emails. While I thoroughly admit to...
Haint Blue

Haint Blue

HAINTS & GHOSTS Haint Blue JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 8 July 2021 In January of 2011, I was a bridesmaid in a wedding in beautiful Key West, Florida. The bridal party traveled down a few days early to get to know one another and enjoy the...
Don’t Let the Door Hit You ….

Don’t Let the Door Hit You ….

I was holding out hope, however faint or desperate, that Harvard Business Review (HBR) would take the summer off. No such luck. I don’t really know how HBR manages to stockpile so much of the self-evident and otherwise boneheaded stuff it insists on throwing at...
Know Your Audience

Know Your Audience

The title of this post is the first rule of communication. It’s also sometimes the hardest to remember, especially if you’re an inveterate practical joker. When my sons were growing up, I played innumerable jokes on them, concocted stories, said crazy...
One of Those Days

One of Those Days

ROSES & THORNS One of Those Days JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group 10 June 2021 Ever have one of those days? You know, the ones in which everything seems to go wrong. I had one recently. I woke up feeling a bit sick but still had to wake up and...