Here’s a thought experiment for you. Imagine your manager gives you a piece of paper and says, ‘I’d like you to write down an honest opinion you hold of me. It can be anything you like. I’m going to put it in a hat with all your colleagues’ feedback, and pick them out at random, so what you say will
Written by Allan Steinmetz of Inward Strategic Consulting Have you ever wondered what motivates people these days? Bet you thought it was the golden carrot, right? But you are wrong – it’s being appreciated and recognized in a meaningful way If you want to improve your company’s bottom-line results, appreciating your employees is critical. Take it from Sam Walton, someone
By Lise Michaud, Founder of IC Kollectif The internal communication profession faces turbulent times and the role of IC practitioners may well be at a turning point. Caught between multiple increasing challenges brought about by the impact of technology, the convergence and integration of communication disciplines and over-riding agendas like employee engagement and advocacy, the profession must dig deep for
Listening to the recent Newsweaver webinar on the Rise of the Corporate Newsroom organized by my colleague Emma Hanley was a fascinating experience, for someone who left a long career in journalism four months ago for a new role in the Internal Communications industry. Emma had organized James Curtis and Abigail Levene, directors of corporate communications and content specialists, Stampa
The other day I read a blog post by my good friend and former colleague David Sable, CEO of Young and Rubicam, entitled “My 7 Predictions for 2017 From A Cloudy Crystal Ball”. As usual it was an interesting read and stimulated a great deal of thought. David was trying to avoid the traditional prognosis and predictions about the future
Written by: Jacqueline Strayer, New York University “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy. When lecturing to my graduate students about crisis I use this quote to launch discussion of the subject. Why? Because we often focus on that first Chinese character only…
In a world focused on shareable content, we struggle to find ways to make our stories stand out. What makes someone read what we write, watch our video and more important, remember it and engage others by retelling it? Great films clearly and dramatically illustrate the importance of memorable, shareable story content, a scene, a monologue or just a line.
How many people will you meet in the course of your lifetime? Estimates out there range from 75,000 – 100,000 people. Could be more. Of course the depth of those interactions also range but think about it this way…each person you meet and interact with throughout the course of your lifetime is the population of a small city. So as