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Video: How to encourage your leaders to be virtually visible

I had a conversation with a client the other day who used the phrase virtually visible in relation to her leaders. We were talking about COVID-19 comms (obviously, aren’t we all?!), and it struck me as an incredibly suitable way to describe the situation we’re in. I’ve captured my thoughts around leadership communication via video. […]

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Join a global online conference on leadership comms

How effective is leadership communication in your organisation? Would you like to hear from others and get ideas to help improve it in your organisation? I have a guest post for you today by Michael Hargreaves, Marketing Coordinator at H&H agency here in the UK. He’s here to tell us about a new online conference […]

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Defending our Turf… or leapfrogging into leadership

With all the talk about a convergence of internal and external communication, there’s a lot of reason for IC folk to feel beleaguered, to feel a need to “defend our turf.” So says Mike Klein, Principal of Changing The Terms, a Netherlands-based consultancy focused on internal communications. A dual US-UK citizen with an MBA from […]

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Why leaders need to serve

How capable are your leaders? How can you help them prepare to serve? I’m so disappointed by last night’s England football result in the World Cup, but full of admiration for the impeccable leadership qualities displayed by Coach Gareth Southgate. His genuineness and way he embraces each player is something to be commended. Here is a […]

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How to help team leaders communicate

How effective are your managers at communicating with their teams? Want to read a guide written for managers to help them improve? You’re in luck, I’ve got a free one to share with you, plus a deal to save you 10% off PRWeek’s Strategic IC conference in November. The guide has been published by Tom […]

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How the Post Office encourages leadership comms

The questions come in live and unprompted, and are answered as openly as possible. Around the table, the chief executive is joined by leaders from across the business. No subject is off-limits. This is the Post Office’s monthly leadership conference call: an hour in which they set out their latest performance figures, provide a round-up […]

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Day one: 10 tips for IC pros to build trust in leaders

Advent has started, which means the All Things IC countdown to Christmas is back. Every day between now and 25 December you have a second chance to read guest articles I’ve featured throughout 2016. My thanks as ever to all the communicators who have contributed to my site and shared their stories. First up is […]

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10 tips for IC pros to build trust in your leaders

How can you build trust in your leadership team? Is it your role or theirs to do so? That’s a whole other blog post… Today I’ve got 10 tips to share with you thanks to a guest post written by Nick Terry, MD at Top Banana. They are leadership driven events specialists here in the […]

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Report reveals leaders critical to repair broken trust

There is an unbreakable connection between leadership, communication and trust. But many leadership communication approaches are completely unfit for purpose, and the integral role for communication practitioners is creating a trusting company. These are just some of the findings revealed in a brand new report out today highlighting the critical role of 21st century leadership communication in […]

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Leaders eat last…

Are you willing to sacrifice the people to save the numbers, or the numbers to save the people? Only one makes you a leader. Simon Sinek @simonsinek recently presented a keynote presentation at Vistage UK 25 Years Conference. He talked around the themes of his latest book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. […]

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Tips on employee engagement for leaders

What advice do you offer the leaders in your organisation when it comes to employee engagement? Are you coaching and advising them? What are the challenges you face? Regular readers of my blog will know that I write a lot about the relevance and importance of employee engagement. Today I’m going to share some information […]

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Business Leaders in Communications have their say

This week VMA Group hosted its Business Leaders in Communications Study launch in London. I was hoping to go but unfortunately wasn’t able to make the launch, so I’ve been reading about it and thought I’d share what I’ve learnt as it makes fascinating reading. The study surveyed 95 Directors of Communications in leading FTSE […]

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