How are you doing? How are you really doing? Does it feel like you’re on a carousel that keeps on spinning and you’re not sure if the music will stop? And if it does stop, will we go backwards for a bit, then forward again? I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like this. All […]Read more >
This year has caused many organisations to change the way they communicate. We’ve had to pause some of our usual channels such as digital signage, printed publications and in-person Town Halls. We’ve increased our use of digital channels and encouraged leaders to be virtually visible. For the church, it has caused a complete re-think around […]Read more >
This week marks 21 years of my career and I’m grateful for everyone who has inspired, trained and mentored me. I can pinpoint two conversations that gave me the confidence I needed to make decisions. Asking for help has created numerous opportunities for me over the years. I now have the pleasure of advising Comms […]Read more >
Imagine a business without communication. What would it look like? What would it feel like? What would the impact be? I can tell you from experience. I have audited many organisations over the past seven-and-a-half years. Two of them did not have a formal Comms function in place and I was hired by the HR […]Read more >
Are you thinking about going freelance or becoming a Comms Consultant? If so, this guest post will help you. I’m proud to introduce you to Ben Veal. He is the founder of Second Mountain Communications and was the first person to experience my How to be a Comms Consultant – Exploration Online Masterclass. This is the […]Read more >
If I asked you to describe the way your organisation communicates, what are the top three words you’d use? Would empathetic, compassionate and values-led (I know that’s two words), be on your list? Think about it from an employees’ perspective. What would their words be? If you’ve never done that exercise before, I encourage you […]Read more >
I can tell from my blog’s statistics that you are looking for help communicating job losses and redundancies. If you’re struggling to know what to write and what to advise your organisation, I encourage you to join me online tomorrow morning. I’ll be a guest on Eleanor Tweddell’s Another Door podcast at 9.30am BST on Thursday […]Read more >
The latest Comms pro to sit in my hot seat is Anne Marie Kiernan, Head of Internal Communications at Kellogg Europe. Read on to discover Anne Marie’s top radio show recommendation, plus her advice for people wanting to work in this field. Would you like to sit in my hot seat? Here’s the questions you […]Read more >
Every Wednesday for the past eight weeks I’ve co-hosted Spin The Wheel with my friend Chuck Gose to support Comms professionals around the globe. Our final show of season one is at 8pm BST, 3pm EST, on Wednesday 1 July and I’d love you to join us. Sign up here to be sent a reminder. The internal […]Read more >
New Zealand is in the enviable position of being virtually Covid-free. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s policy of ‘go hard, go early’ has paid off and lockdown restrictions have been eased. The country is tiptoeing its way back to work. Businesses, offices and workplaces are, however, navigating the post-Covid landscape with the threat of the virus […]Read more >
Conversations about racial injustice are louder than they’ve ever been and people are sharing their stories to educate others. We need to check our own bias and take action. Today I have a guest post for you by Gihan Hyde on how to start the conversations and gauge if your team member or colleague has suffered […]Read more >
We’ve been living with the reality of COVID-19 for months now. The shock and stress that rippled across the globe is gradually being replaced with an acceptance that the way we live and work is changing for the foreseeable future. So, as we continue to adapt and find our way, what have the initial […]Read more >
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