Communication: Grammar

Kyle Wiens blogged in the Harvard Business Review an essay on the proper use of grammar in writing. Her essay,”I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.” she postulates that “grammar is relevant for all companies” and the use of “good grammar makes good business sense.”

Leaders should be clear and concise in their communication. In this digital age, when communication is done digitally, more often poor communication can come back and be detrimental to the leader and her/his organization. Digital texts and audio and video recording record every utterance of a leader.

The intelligence, both intellect and emotional, can be demonstrated by an individual’s manner, style, and tenor to communication. A quote attributed to Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln, “It is better to be thought a fool than to open you mouth and remove all doubt,” brings to consideration, a leader should spend more time listening and when she/he does speak or write, it should be done with proper grammar and message.

Here are a few of links to free online grammar course:

English Grammar 101:


English Grammar 4 You Online:


About David San Filippo, Ph.D.

I am David San Filippo. I am an educator and consultant in the fields of business and human science. My business expertise are in the areas of leadership, ethics, vocational consulting, and Social Security Disability representation. My human science areas of expertise and interest are interpersonal communication, ethics, loss & bereavement, human consciousness, death & dying, and near-death experiences.
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