Category Archives: High performing companies

Taking personal responsibility – a too rare leadership quality

A few years ago I was asked to produce a high impact presentation on the strengths and opportunities for improvement of the organisation’s leadership capability. The presentation would be used to introduce a facilitated discussion on leadership at their annual … Continue reading

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Can large corporations ever match the transparency of a start-up?

I may be naïve. Indeed I’m regularly accused of it, but I’d love to work for an organisation where employees are rewarded for speaking up and championing their beliefs rather than one where they sit tight and wait to see … Continue reading

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“You can’t run on empty…

…and that’s increasingly what employees are being asked to do.” Tony Schwartz – CEO of The Energy Project. When I read this statement in an HBR blog entitled “New research: How Employee Engagement Hits the Bottom Line”, it strongly resonated with … Continue reading

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The Future of Internal Comms. Is there one?

At a recent IC networking event, the following questions were raised for debate: Where should IC sit within an organisation? Should it still be called IC or is it time to ‘rebrand’ the function? These are not new questions but … Continue reading

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The Role of IC in Influencing Leadership Communications

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about “leadership”. From the famous definition advocated by NLP: “… the ability to change the second half of your sentence based on the feedback you receive to the first half …” (impressive !), to … Continue reading

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Characteristics of high performing companies

“Companies [that are] highly effective at both communications and change management are 2.5 times more likely to outperform their peers as companies that are not highly effective in either area.” This is one of the key findings of the Towers … Continue reading

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