He has what? How to Write a Well-Crafted Message When a Leader has Cancer.

Updated: May 28, 2020

This guy has cancer.

On December 22, Joe Biden's press secretary, TJ Ducklo announced that he has metastatic lung cancer. (Metastatic means cancer has spread to other parts of his body.

What was missing from the news was the mad scramble and conversations about messaging that should occur every time an important member of a team has cancer. Managing messaging is an important part of helping your employees manage their cancer care and helping the team adjust to uncertainty.