Good, Bad Examples for Better Communication

Good, Bad Examples for Better Communication

Perusing the newspaper provided by my hotel in Bozeman, Montana, offered a couple of lessons in effective communication. One was a positive example while the other could be presented only as a “what not to do” illustration. With the continuing demise of daily...
Fox Is Not a Friend

Fox Is Not a Friend

The complimentary hotel breakfast featured good coffee, fluffy scrambled eggs and a rarity — rightly textured and properly seasoned grits. And, despite persistent rains, a skyline view was making an early morning appearance. Yet, one of the two televisions was tuned...
“Sleight of Mind” Tactic Distracts from Real Issues

“Sleight of Mind” Tactic Distracts from Real Issues

Close-up magic known as “sleight of hand” uses distractions to pull the eye away from something that winds up being an unexplainable surprise. What actually happened was there all along, but the eye was “tricked” not to see it. It’s very entertaining. This image has...
Look Back | When Facts Outlive Their Usefulness

Look Back | When Facts Outlive Their Usefulness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on Aug. 31, 2010. Vaughn was managing editor and media producer for EthicsDaily.com at the time of publication. “You’re entitled to your own opinions,” the saying begins. “But you’re not entitled to your own facts.” Maybe...