Many are saying the recent election was the most polarizing in American history. While it can be argued that numerous elections throughout the history of our country have been remarkably nasty, there’s one element today that will make it more difficult than ever (maybe impossible) to unify this country:
You may not know that before he was President of Fox News and Chairman of Fox Television Stations Group, Roger Ailes ran a corporate communications firm. He advised presidents like Ronald Reagan, celebrities, and major corporate CEO’s. In his book “You Are The Message” he lists the 10 most common communication problems that apply to speakers, executives, and leaders of all kinds. Here’s the list, because it’s worth thinking about. Which of these do you have the most difficulty?
Perhaps it’s because I’m an explorer at heart and have always loved geography, I was astonished when my friend Mark Zschech from Australia sent me this report on just how wacky American reporting has been on the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370. Take a look (and scroll down the page for the photos) just to see how embarrassingly ignorant American journalists are when it comes to the location of countries, bodies of water, and other geographical regions. Here’s the report:
The reactions to the Lance Armstrong interviews on Oprah were pretty one sided. Most people seemed to think he was holding back, offering excuses, or not being completely contrite. When I watched the interviews, I wasn’t thinking about forgiveness, I was thinking about trust – and how to rebuild it. So when Fox News asked me to write an essay on my reactions to the interview, I asked some different questions. They published it here on FoxNews.com, so please share it, and then I would love to hear your reactions.
If you’re a frustrated job hunter – or know someone who is – then forward this column I wrote recently for Fox News. It’s titled: Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for Your One Big Thing. From the response it’s getting, it’s changing a lot of people’s thinking about how to position themselves for the next stage in their career.