Low employee comm scores? Here are 4 root causes.

Your employee engagement survey indicated your company isn’t communicating enough. You feel like you’re communicating, so why aren’t employees feeling the same way? Are you left wondering if you should email more often, start a newsletter, or post more news to the intranet? In most cases when employee or culture surveys indicate “poor communication,” it’sContinue reading “Low employee comm scores? Here are 4 root causes.”

3 Big Productivity Zappers

  1.  Not listening to your body Do you think more clearly and quickly in the morning or the evening?  Save the tasks that require the most concentration for the time of day that you feel most awake.  I call it “turbo mode.” There are a few hours each morning that I feel like IContinue reading “3 Big Productivity Zappers”

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Having a written leadership philosophy can help you determine your leadership approach and serve as your compass throughout your career. We can easily get caught up in the monotony of our routine and lose sight of the leader we want to be. It may be helpful to put your leadership philosophy in a location thatContinue reading “Developing a Leadership Philosophy”

12 ways you can influence culture

You make decisions every day that contribute to the development of your company’s culture. Here are 12 ways to ensure that your company’s actions are aligned with the culture you want to create. Values – This is the place to start. Values guide the way for what you want your culture to be. Define each value by listing specific behaviors thatContinue reading “12 ways you can influence culture”

5 Steps to Establish a Culture Program

In July, we talked about Establishing a Culture of Performance. Since then, we’ve been asked for the key steps to truly affect change within an organization. Once we know where we want to go and who we want to be, how do we deliberately set out to get there? Here are the 5 steps toContinue reading “5 Steps to Establish a Culture Program”

3 Must-Haves for Risk Communication Situations

Whenever one of your audiences perceives that they may be losing something, you’re in a Risk Communication situation.  Emotions run high and things happen quickly. Pre-planning beforehand can make all the difference (and save you a lot of stress). 1) Quick Start Guide Knowing what needs to be done first is essential. Create a 1-pageContinue reading “3 Must-Haves for Risk Communication Situations”

3 Steps for Creating a Brand that Boosts Sales

  Why do some brands fail while others flourish?  And how can you make sure that your brand helps your business grow? Let’s start first with “brand” – what is it? Is it the logo? Well, technically, yes, but that is only a small part. Your brand is your customers’ experience when they interact withContinue reading “3 Steps for Creating a Brand that Boosts Sales”

10 Tips for Working with the Media

A pit that sits in the bottom of your stomach. The thumping beat of your heart pounding in your chest. Beads of perspiration forming above your brow. Is that what you experienced before your last media interview? Don’t sweat it. Being nervous is understandable. The media is one of the most powerful ways to communicateContinue reading “10 Tips for Working with the Media”

Build Trust and Credibility with those Affected by Crisis

These 2 are the Dynamic Duo of crisis comm. Follow their advice to the letter and thank them later. (And don’t tell brandon he’s Robin.) When you collaborate with other individuals or organizations to mitigate large, complex or ongoing crises, an important component of your communication is community involvement. Among the many facts that needContinue reading “Build Trust and Credibility with those Affected by Crisis”

What is the key ingredient for effective communication plans?

  Reserach. Without it, your plan is likely to take you in the wrong direction and you’ll miss your target. What we will cover: Sections of the Strategic Communication Plan Why research is essential What to look for Where to find the info you need What to do with it now that you’ve found itContinue reading “What is the key ingredient for effective communication plans?”