Monthly Archives: July 2011

You’ve got mail – now if only you could find it

A new study from IBM Research says organizing folders for your e-mail messages is a waste of time if you’re looking for easy retrieval. The study analysed 345 users’ 85,000 episodes of sifting through their e-mails in search of messages. … Continue reading

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What is your thinking style?

Are you logical like Einstein or musical like Mozart?  Find out what your thinking style is, and whether you are a genius like Leonardo da Vinci… What kind of thinker are you? Let us know what you are – we’d … Continue reading

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What’s your story?

Telling stories is one of the most powerful ways of connecting with people in a memorable way. And the story can be simple to make an impact. This story from ‘Corporate Coach’ reminded Karen of her experiences communicating Health and Safety … Continue reading

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Travel to make a difference

Churchill Fellowship Awards Karen’s Churchill Fellowship to Australia was back in 2008 when she researched volunteering and mentoring as a result of her work with The Princes Trust. 100 awards are made annually for overseas travel of between 4-8 weeks.  … Continue reading

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A powerful stroke of insight – when communication goes wrong

This is a fascinating and surprising talk and well worth watching when you get a moment. Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: she had a massive stroke, … Continue reading

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‘Made to measure’ leaders

The Chartered Institute of PR Awards went ahead in May and Karen was delighted to be invited by her clients Standard Life Investments to attend. They had entered their leadership communication project ‘Made to Measure’ leaders, which Karen guided and … Continue reading

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