Don't Anesthetize Your Colleagues with Bad Writing

Harvard Business Review

And remember what George Washington said when questioned about the fallen cherry tree: not "It was accomplished by utilizing a small, sharp-edged implement," but "I used my little hatchet.". This guideline is hardly absolute — sometimes passive voice is the most natural way to say what you're saying. It seems obvious that you shouldn't put your audience to sleep, doesn't it?

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