How to create, map and keep stakeholder relationships
Having the ear of a senior leader can transform the way you work. If they view you as a trusted adviser, it can create endless opportunities for you to excel in your role and deliver business success. Today I'll show you how to map your stakeholders to get you nearer that position. Building an[...]
The latest employee engagement evidence
How do you measure employee engagement? If your 2017 plans include increasing your knowledge of employee engagement and finding examples of who's doing what, you're in the right place. I've blogged about the topic numerous times over the past eight years, and will share lots of resources at the e[...]
Day 24: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
We're just hours away from Father Christmas visiting and my household celebrating my twin sons' second birthdays on 25 December. It's been a significant year for many reasons and as my Countdown to Christmas draws to a close, I'd like to wish my clients, contacts and readers a very Happy Chris[...]
Do you have the right skills to work in IC?
Do you have the right skills to work in internal communication? Today I've got news of a brand new profession map from the Institute of Internal Communication. They say it's intended to define our purpose as a profession and help businesses and practitioners understand what we do and why we do it[...]
Segways and selfies… an alternative Christmas tale
Joseph, resplendent with a man bun, snaps a selfie to capture latte-holding Mary pulling a duck-face in front of the manger. The wise men arrive on segways holding Amazon Prime parcels, while an organic cow munches gluten-free feed outside the stable. The shepherd streams it all via social med[...]
The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is…
After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth. It's an adjective defined as relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. The[...]
Had a neptunian, fire-fanged or lickerous lunch?
When it comes to describing food, what words do you use? Let me guess... delicious, tasty, mouth-watering? A brand new dictionary has been produced featuring a plethora of words to inspire the nation when describing some of our best-loved foods. It fascinated me so I thought I'd share it with yo[...]
Have you made the ICon Awards shortlist?
Congratulations to the professional communicators who have made the ICon Awards 2016 shortlist. These awards are organised by the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and winners will be named at a ceremony in London next week. It was a pleasure to judge them. I love seeing communicators[...]
Why you need to think strategically about IC
Yesterday I had the pleasure of running a Strategic Internal Comms Masterclass in London for senior-level communicators. My mind is still buzzing with their questions, challenges and ideas. I know from messages I've received today they are feeling the same. Why 'strategic' internal communic[...]
Sign up to achieve communication excellence
Want to boost your knowledge of internal communication, ask your peers questions and improve your work? There are a few spaces left on upcoming All Things IC Masterclasses where you have the opportunity to do all these things. On Thursday 15 September I ran a Masterclass focused on internal c[...]
Save 20% off CIPR Inside conference tickets
Do you know where the gaps are in internal communication? Not just inside your organisation, but in your own knowledge? This year's internal communication conference from CIPR Inside aims to Close the Gap. All Things IC blog readers can save 20 per cent off tickets with my code allthingsIC16, [...]
An introduction to All Things IC Masterclasses
The best part of learning is sharing what you know. I agree with that quote from educator Vaughn K. Lauer and today I've got a brand new video to share with you so you can find out more about All Things IC Masterclasses. The courses cover a range of topics and bookings are being taken for Inte[...]