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The Who Behind Situational Communication®

July 30, 2014 » About The Author
Maybe you’re interested in our product, or maybe you’re just curious about the company. But before we dive right in and start providing you with all kinds of invaluable information about successful/effective leadership on this blog, I thought I’d tell you a little about myself so you can put a name (and a personality) to what you read in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. I’m Don Mac
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The 3 Keys to Successful/Effective Communication

June 1, 2015 » Situational Communication® Concepts and Skills

Being a successful/effective communicator SOUNDS easy. But there’s a big difference between sounding easy and actually being easy. How do you measure up? Successful/Effective Communicators are in a category all their own because they’ve learned the 3 keys to understanding and being understood

The 3 Keys To Successful/Effective Leadership

May 4, 2015 » Successful/Effective Leadership

To be relevant, leaders must be successful. To last, they must be effective. To be successful/effective leaders they must consistently achieve successful results while developing collegial, collaborative, effective relationships. There Are Four Kinds of Leaders: Those who make things happen

The Art & Science Behind Successful Communication Interactions

April 13, 2015 » Situational Communication® Concepts and Skills

Think you don’t need to be a good communicator to be successful in your career? Think again. I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun. John D. Rockefeller Why is this Statement True More than Ever Today? The communication process is the cornerston

How You Deal With Cheap Shot Camels (Artists)

March 30, 2015 » Situational Communication® Concepts and Skills

There’ll always be that person who takes cheap shots at your expense because they know they can. They think you’re defenseless. Not anymore. Into every life a little rain must fall. But dealing with some (difficult) people is like installing your own sprinkler system. Don MacRae In your work,

10 Things Successful/Effective Communicators Never Say

March 17, 2015 » Situational Communication® Concepts and Skills

What you say and what others hear may be two different things. Resorting to put-downs and insults is a losing strategy in more ways than one. What are Successful/Effective Communicators? These are individuals who consistently achieve their results with, not at the expense of, relationships between

Simple Truths from the World’s Greatest Leaders

March 2, 2015 » Successful/Effective Leadership

Leadership is a journey and one that so few travel successfully. Why not take a minute to discover what the greatest leaders of our time have learned to be the “simple truths” about the process. Leadership is probably one of the most important (if not the most important) business and profession

Your Corporate Culture: Real or Imaginary?

February 16, 2015 » Successful/Effective Leadership

Every company has a corporate culture it designs and a corporate culture it lives. The question is, are the two the same? Remember Enron? Its leaders bankrupted the company through fraud and went to jail with lengthy sentences. These were the “values” displayed in the lobby – values that

How Successful Leaders Manage Their Emotions

February 2, 2015 » Situational Communication® Concepts and Skills

Do you let your emotions drive your responses? Perhaps it’s time to change your approach, to think differently, to act rationally and to improve your chances of achieving successful/effective results. Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling when we ought to think and thinking when we ought t

Never Disrespect the Boss (or anybody else) in Public

January 19, 2015 » Situational Communication® Concepts and Skills

Read the story of an employee who learns the hard way how insulting her boss in the presence of others can create a serious backfire – no matter how right she may have been. As a leader, not only do you need to know exactly what to say in a wide variety of situations, but sometimes you also nee

Letter To Millennials: Lessons Learned The Hard Way

January 6, 2015 » Successful/Effective Leadership

Some of us have learned critical leadership lessons the hard way. Since many of us have “been there, done that”, we’re imparting this invaluable information to the new up and comers. The leaders of the future. You. Hi There, Millennials! You sure are a much studied and written about grou