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How to make tough decisions under endless leadership pressure

We were in a canoe, paddling furiously in big rapids. Each decision had only moments, every stroke mattered. If we got the balance and timing wrong, we would tip over, and be swimming at the mercy of the dangerous current. “Brace! Brace!” I cried to my friend in the bow. Too late. It’s a ...

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The 12 steps to strategic internal communication planning

Strategic internal communication – the kind that influences business results and makes senior leaders sit up and take notice – doesn’t just happen by chance. It’s the result of structured and deliberate planning.

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Beyond good cop, bad cop: Negotiation strategies and techniques

What should you do if you hit an impasse in negotiations? How do you handle dirty tactics from the other side? What can you do if you are negotiating with someone who is not acting rationally or commercially?

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5 Facets of an Effective Facilitation Experience

The appointment of a facilitator is a key decision of stakeholders and can make or break a gathering.

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When a Crisis Strikes, Internal Audiences Matter Most

In 2020, nearly every communicator was consumed with crisis response. The constant demand for communication was especially intense for public-sector PR professionals, who were thrust into the spotlight while helping their organizations provide information to communities about COVID-19.

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better business performance

When businesses, including government organisations, become dysfunctional, there are obvious signs: poor press, angry clients, high staff turnover, tricky Estimates Committee hearings, just to name a few. But what can organisations do to improve their business performance?

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Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Guide Through The Noise

A free resource developed by Sia Papageorgiou, Managing Partner at the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence (CSCE) and mental wellbeing consultant Julie Gillespie, strives to assist communication professionals and business leaders to take a leading role in helping their organisations' ...

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Networking for Introverts

I’ve a confession to make, I’m an introvert. a major one.

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2023 is coming. Now is the time to put it into focus.

If we want to understand what’s happening in the comms world now, we need to think about how things will play out by 2023. In the age of COVID-19, where dislocation, pain and upheaval have been a day-to-day norm, it’s become very easy to lose sight of the longer term picture. Nevertheless are ...

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