Brenden Moran Society Guru

Brenden is a talented writer, who is passionate about the marketing and digital world. During his previous work experiences, he increased companies’ brand awareness and visibility thanks to his outstanding relational and customer service skills. He is also renowned for his meticulous attention to details. Brenden is currently completing a bachelor degree in communications studies and interdisciplinary liberal arts at the Colorado State University.

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Power, Communication, and the Feedback Loop Error

Feedback loop error is when you send a message and, in one way or another, there is a failure in the feedback that follows. This could be: no return message, distorted or misinformed message, miscommunicated message, and the list goes on.

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Why are we seeking brevity?

I had someone comment on an article of mine recently. The recommendation was brevity-for a post that was designed to be an ultimate guide to writing on LinkedIn with near 100 ideas on how to write better.

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A View From The Bottom

Chances are that most people reading this were at one point at the bottom of some organization. Do we remember what is was like? Do we remember how it felt to have someone treat us bad, to have “management” make decisions for us, or to feel like we do not have the power to change things for the better?

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How to Deescalate any Situation

Someone recently communicated to me that we should not take responsibility for someone else’s mistakes. I understand where they are coming from-it truly sucks taking the blame for something beyond our control, that was someone else’s fault, or that was truly no one’s fault at all.

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Company Culture is a Joke

“What is.” This describes what company culture is. It’s not the four idealistic words below the fancy letterhead at orientation - it’s what the current state of affairs is inside of the company. Companies like to package what they think their culture is and send it to all corners of the professional and social world to brand themselves as the best, the brightest, and the most fun workplace around.

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Critical Criticisms in the Workplace

Recently I wrote an article that received some criticism. It was widely applauded too-my most popular one yet-but it was the first time that I have received harsh online criticism for my writing.

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Underestimation is Your Superpower!

When I watch football I often chuckle to myself when an announcer says, “they’re the most underrated player in football.” The sentiment of the comment is nice; they are congratulating a player who does not often get attention-even if announcers say this three times every game.

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How to Deal with Internet Trolls

There’s no exact science for dealing with people who comment just knowing that you are somewhere squirming in your chair as you read it. But there is a need to discuss this topic because when we are on the web we are all susceptible to the sway of these bullies. 

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"Experts" From Afar (EFA)

A coworker of mine used this acronym (EFA - Experts From Afar) to describe a situation, where a decision was made and was being carried out without the input of anyone affected by the decision being consulted.

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Hashtags are Here to Stay

I am a recent convert to hashtags. I used to be an extreme naysayer by publicly condemning their existence. I thought they were a fad millenial trend that needed to die.

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