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How to think big and still get the day job done

One of the biggest challenges for me when I was an inhouse communications manager (with no team) was trying to get all my tasks done while still trying to maintain a sense of where I was going. On the good days, I felt like I was the only person in the company who actually knew...
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Survival of the fittest

From time to time I write guest blogs for Poppulo, the excellent internal communications platform. In this except from Take Pride, I outline the economic case for building energy at work and consider how some forward thinking organisations deal with the whole topic of institutional and personal wellbeing. Thanks to Poppulo Editor, Tim Vaughan for...
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It’s P-P-P-P-P-P-Publication Day!

My excitement levels have been mounting on a daily basis, ever since I first saw the first advance copy of Take Pride. I mean it’s such a neat little book, compact, I would say, and I could just see it taking pride of place in a bookshop window, or on one of those tables right...
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Purpose is a personal issue, and so is pride in your work

I’ve spent a lot of time on the road this past year, working with clients at home and abroad, to achieve their goals, to change cultures, to drive performance. I’ve also attended a few excellent communications and employer brand conferences, hearing and sharing new ideas on how to build better business through communications and people....
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Why Millennial Managers need to be better than their predecessors

Was there ever a generation that has been so frequently analysed as the Millennials? Born and raised while Larry Page was codifying the entire world’s information, they entered adulthood with technology in the palm of their hands. By the time they hit the workplace, they were being tabled as the most connected, the most demanding,...
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Does your people policy need a face-lift?

Contrary to popular myth, the current Baby Boomer generation is the best educated, healthiest and most productive thanany generation before them. Which is why the UK’s most forward thinking employers are adopting smart policies that will encourage them to stay in the workplace for longer. Recent ONS figures show that there are almost 10 million...
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IABC World Conference Report

Earlier this year, I presented the PRIDE Model at the IABC’s EMENA and World Conferences in Copenhagen and Montreal. You can read my report on the Montreal conference here.
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