With all due respect to Mr. Strunk and Mr. White for their profound contributions to vigorous writing, I’d like to propose an essential corollary to their now-legendary commandment to “Omit Needless Words.”
This one has the potential to restore the joy — and sanity – of many a PR person by enabling us to do our jobs without the need to dance, flail, tiptoe around or walk on eggshells.
My proposed addendum to Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style: Omit Needless Egos.
Three simple words; one out-of-control dilemma.
Who’s ready to join me in calling for the eradication of over-inflated egos in the workplace — wherever they may reside???