No, I’ve totally got this!

Microsoft VP's laughable layoff memo became an Internet sensation because usually, an executive communication pro prevents such barbarism.

The huge play that Microsoft EVP Stephen Elon's asinine layoff memo got last week reminded me—and now I’ll remind you—that the value of executive communication pros is best noticed in your absence.

How many thoughtless, insensitive, corporate-centered, unclear, lawyer-written and otherwise barbaric communications do executive communicators brighten up, tone down, recast or completely head off every day?

We’ll never know. And thankfully so.

Keep doing what you’re doing. As the teachers tell each other halls of my wife’s Chicago school, “It’s a job for Jesus!” —DM



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