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Nobody has ever called me timid. Impetuous, headstrong, maybe, a bit of a risk-taker. Many describe me as someone with a lot of energy, always busy with lots of projects, yet on the look out for new adventures.   So it came as no surprise last year when, as a 60th birthday present, my kids gave me...
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Have you ever read something erudite published by McKinsey and thought “I wish I’d said that!” Well, this time I can honestly say, “I did say that!” When I published the PRIDE Model two years ago, I spoke about elevating the role and interests of the individual at work to those of the organisation, creating an...
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As we were all adjusting to lockdown back in April, I was invited to write about Employer Branding for the Brand Network’s Trends & Insights Digest and to revisit the principles of the PRIDE Model in the context of COVID-19. You can read and download my report from the link below. I’m interested to hear...
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This year, I hit the big 6-0, which makes me a whole ten years younger than the wonderful Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). The IoIC has been a constant in my professional life, a source of knowledge, expertise and guidance, and most importantly, where I made some of my closest friendships in the business. Whether...
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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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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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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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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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