Category Archives: Communication

What kind of noise are you making?

Recently I was without many of the things people consider essential for a week.   Identity fraud meant I didn’t have a bank card. My phone and email account was hacked and my landline co-incidentally had a fault so I was left … Continue reading

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Why ‘Agile’ workplaces could become the new normal

Did your car look like this recently? Or was it a struggle to get to work using public transport? While Britain was covered in snow from top to bottom Michelle Pattinson from Unilever explained how they are tackling the problem … Continue reading

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Keeping a weather-eye on conversation

The weather is actually a great way to start a conversation. According to the science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), to make people feel comfortable we should start by talking about the environment around us. This is probably why a lot of the … Continue reading

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What would your title be if you were a book?

This was the fascinating question posed to us in a workshop with Roy Childs from Team Focus who was explaining to us the value of psychometric questionnaires and why they can be misinterpreted. We were posed other challenging questions such … Continue reading

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The reason why the world is in chaos

This photo poem by Rian Varghese sadly seems to ring true for us in the 21st Century.

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5 reasons employees keep their mouths shut

We liked this blog by Brett L. Simmons.  Study reveals why workers censor their opinions. Job safety, anyone? There is a difference between employees not speaking up at work because they don’t have anything to say and not speaking up … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement, Internal Communications

Have you joined Google+ yet?

The march of Google continues. After two-and-a-half months in closed testing, Google is preparing to widen the availability of its social network, Google+, to the public. Add Karen to your circles. This link from Simply Communicate explains more: http://www.simply-communicate.com/google-now-open-public

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What skills do communicators need now?

We recently attended a talk at the International Association for Business Communicators (http://www.iabc.com/) where the recruitment company VMA (http://www.vmagroup.com/) presented research findings about the communication industry. Some of the findings of interest were:      Top five skills for development … Continue reading

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Experience the change curve like never before

We all know about the change curve in theory – and most of us have experienced it in some form at work or in our personal life. But how do we manage people, emotions and communication at each stage of … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Communication, Leadership, Leadership Communication Skills, NLP Coaching

See how T Mobile arranged to play angry birds live!

In Korea computer games are so popular you can visit a stadium to view them along with crowds of people. We liked this viral video showing a very different way of playing the highly popular Angry Birds computer game. See … Continue reading

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