Word Watch

Words about words

Language TrendsWord Watch

Battle Cry

Usage of the word embattled in headlines
Why is the word “embattled” popping up in headlines everywhere?
Book ExcerptWord Watch

Pathological Friendliness

How nice is too nice? Read an excerpt from Jennie Latson's new book.
Book ExcerptWord Watch


Great brands are built on something more than the bottom line. Read an excerpt from two Rice Business alumni.
Book ExcerptWord Watch


Scott Sonenshein teaches us we all have more to work with than we can imagine.
Book ExcerptWord Watch


Read an excerpt form Tony Gorry's book, Memory's Encouragement.
Workplace CommunicationWord Watch

Words to the Wise

Business jargon, when used properly, can cut through clutter and enhance understanding. But when used wrong, it can create a fog that not even the smartest can navigate.
Business jargon: How to not communicate effectively.