What’s the plan Stan? And why do they care?

It’s common to hear employees ask their leaders “What’s the strategy?” or “What direction are we heading in?” Here’s what they are really asking;  What's the point of the hard work I’m doing? What am I working towards? Does this business have a future, and is my job safe? What does this business stand for, and do I

By |2020-09-09T15:34:22+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Strategic planning|0 Comments

Instill calm, create hope

The last time I ran a communication program in a time of crisis, my two goals were to instill calm and create hope. The circumstances were very different from what we are facing right now but the same principles apply.  For those leading teams or internal communication programs, I’d like to share what I’ve learnt

By |2020-08-29T13:24:29+10:00March 25th, 2020|Communicating to influence|0 Comments

Not the time for fantasies

I'm a believer in the power of storytelling. Some of my favourite stories are fantasies (Lord of the Rings, The Avengers) and when my kids were little I’d tell them stories about the magic garden in our backyard. But when it comes to the stories you tell at work, there is no place for fantasies. 

By |2020-08-13T22:24:56+10:00February 20th, 2020|Strategic planning|0 Comments

If not now, when?

Aha moments are powerful ignitors of change in both life and business. They come in many shapes and sizes from small realisations that spark important ideas to epiphany sized revelations that drive significant change.  I’ve experienced two life-changing epiphany moments over the last 12 months. Both came from small aha moments that planted a seed

By |2020-08-13T22:09:41+10:00November 13th, 2019|Igniting change|0 Comments
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