Helping employees get the write feedback

Typewriter

I’ve just been writing a new set of Tone of Voice guidelines for a large retailer. This will help people to communicate within their company, mainly in written form. While working on this, I was thinking about how companies use Continue reading Helping employees get the write feedback

What communicators can learn from the International Space Station

Tim Peake

When Major Tim Peake boarded the International Space Station a few months back I decided to track him through the night skies with my telescope – and with the help of some useful tracking info from NASA. I later learned Continue reading What communicators can learn from the International Space Station

Why context is everything for leadership communication

Emergency exit

Before a leader is interviewed on camera it’s always wise to have a look at what is physically going on behind them, to ensure that it is does not conflict with the message they wish to convey. For example, a Continue reading Why context is everything for leadership communication

Successful C-Suite executives excel at communicating priorities, says new McKinsey survey

McKinsey

A new McKinsey survey has found that executives who move effectively into the C-suite also excel at communicating priorities, including creating a shared vision. The global survey, called Ascending to the C-Suite, asked C-level respondents how they managed the business, culture, team Continue reading Successful C-Suite executives excel at communicating priorities, says new McKinsey survey

Leadership communications – how to start a ‘movement’

How to start a movement

You’ve heard about leadership communications, but after watching a Ted Talk about ‘How to start a movement’ I’m now wondering if it should be changed to follower communications instead. Almost 70,000 people have watched a talk by Derek Sivers in Continue reading Leadership communications – how to start a ‘movement’