Clear, concise, courteous business writing gives me pleasure. But smart, well-crafted writing delights me. That is why I am tickled by Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, by Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni. The catchy, engaging language continued to surprise me throughout the...
At last! A book I can recommend to executives and to the human resource managers whose responsibility it is to develop executives: HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by Bryan A. Garner. Garner is one of my favorite experts on usage, writing style, and legal writing. So I was delighted...
Last week at the end of a business writing class in California, one of the attendees mentioned something he had learned in class: Executives are just another audience. Earlier he had been concerned about how to impress executives. He was using sophisticated language and long, complex sentences to come across...