If you work long enough and achieve a certain amount of seniority then it is almost inevitable that you will need to discipline somebody who reports to you.
Blending in provides a sense of safety and comfort and often self-preservation, but if we really want to inspire change sometimes we need to take a risk and stand out.
Get ready to walk through that door of opportunity which has been enticing you for some time. There’s a reason you keep wanting to open it and you never know what you’ll find.
Meaningful conversations are created when words and ideas combine in a way that brings people together. Often we have different ideas or beliefs, but it’s how we handle the conversation that matters.
The world through someone else’s eyes can look very different from our own perspective.
In a world where technology introduces a new communications or engagement tool, app or software daily, it’s important to remember … you can always rely on good conversations, genuine connections and creative strategies.
When you're trying to communicate or engage, you're never starting with a blank page. Every page is etched with a history.
When the door to your problem is locked, don't just stand out in the cold. Find another way in. If your decision maker doesn't understand the value of engagement, explain it in a different way. If your board won't invest in a creative campaign, then ask for a pilot. If you can't get approval the first time from the first executive, then ask again or ask someone else.
We get it. Sometimes it's hard to have the energy to be creative. Get out of the office, grab a coffee. It's been proven to sharpen the mind and just changing location can unlock the creativity you need.
Not engaging a group of people can make them feel like distant spectators.
We all see things differently, but often it’s the way something is presented that matters the most.
Our experiences shape who we are and can open our eyes to new perspectives.
Social media is another tool, not the only tool, in the communication and engagement tool kit. Sometimes old school tools might be the right fit. This week I created a question form!
Do you feel like you’ve reached the end of you patience with someone or something? Before you decide it is okay to burn that bridge, stop. There usually is some benefit in keeping that bridge open.
It seems Thought made an assumption, and followed a muck cart and thought it was wedding. Whoops.
If leaders need followers, what do communications need? An audience or a spokesperson?
Even if it is unpopular, the truth provides the footings to build a solid communication and engagement foundation.
It's tough to find the right balance between different futures. And great conversations make it possible to find consensus.