Media relations part 2: so what’s your story?

I’m pretty sure that I have one of the best jobs at the community college where I work. Might also be one of the easiest. It’s one of the best jobs because I spend my days singing the praises of students, alumni, faculty and staff. I get to talk with the cool kids — theContinue reading “Media relations part 2: so what’s your story?”

Book review: Jacked Up

Jacked Up: The Inside Story of How Jack Welch Talked GE into Becoming the World’s Greatest Company By Bill Lane McGraw Hill, $29.95 Enough with the PowerPoint. Please. You’re killing us. And hurting yourself. I’ve long since exceeded maximum safe exposure levels for PowerPoint in the workplace. Too bad you can’t build up immunity toContinue reading “Book review: Jacked Up”

Employee communications part 2

The world really doesn’t need another employee newsletter. And your employees really don’t want to be herded into an all-staff meeting. To resist this urge, stop thinking of internal / employee / workplace communications in terms of products. Start thinking in terms of processes. And better yet, think of internal communications in terms of conversations.Continue reading “Employee communications part 2”

Employee communications and staff satisfaction

Everyone has an idea on how to fix employee communications. Way too many ideas involve putting out a newsletter. Or a bigger newsletter. Or a bigger newsletter produced more often (now weekly, daily, hourly!). And along with pumping out newsletters, more town hall meetings with bigger PowerPoint presentations. For what it’s worth, here’s 13 yearsContinue reading “Employee communications and staff satisfaction”

Read now. Review later. Start innovating.

Go out and pick up a copy of The Game Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth With Innovation by A.G. Lafley (Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble) and management consultant Ram Charan. Lots of books on innovation. This is one of the best yet. Practical advice that you can start toContinue reading “Read now. Review later. Start innovating.”