There's a tendency on the Internet to make personal attacks, when in fact you merely disagree with the ideas or the methods another person uses.
So it was refreshing the other day to read Shel Holtz's lengthy rebuttal of T.J Larkin's theories about employee communications, as espoused during a speech at the IABC International Conference in Washington, D.C.
Holtz gets in quite a few body blows, but I think he gives Larkin the respect of doing a blow-by-blow rebuttal of his use of research to support his business communications theories. It would have been easy just to disparage Larkin without explaining exactly how and why Holtz feels he is wrong.
(This is another posting admiring Shel Holtz. Before I morph into a sycophantic toadie, I think I'll shut up and let Shel's writing stand on its own for a while. Unless of course you want to catch the podcast he does with Neville Hobson: For Immediate Release. Oops. Okay, that's the absolute last promo I publish for a while.)