Tag Archives: Executive Communications
Chances are that your executive doesn’t even want to give this speech – he may be doing it as a personal favor to another executive, so it’s up to you to set a positive, professional tone for your initial speechwriting session. One way of doing so is to “set the stage” for your executive before you begin to talk about specific content. Continue reading
To fix a culture, you have to start from within and assess every aspect of your company: people, processes, products and public image. What’s more, you have to be committed to taking bold actions to address any aspect that is out of sync.
To counteract a projected shortage of leadership in the near future, companies must act quickly, identifying and nuturing potential leaders within their existing workforce. Continue reading
In times of change, when communicators are focused on getting information out to their employees, listening is often forgotten entirely. Continue reading
Chances are, most employees are keeping their head down and praying that they survive the next round of layoffs.
It’s time to break this cycle of fear and negativity, time to re-energize the workforce and get them focused on their role getting the company back on track and into the black. Continue reading
But with an increasingly diverse workforce, and more women in the workplace than ever before, sports talk accomplishes the exact opposite outcome, highlighting differences rather than establishing rapport. Instead of a sense of belonging, these stories put up barriers between the speaker and the audience. Continue reading
When times are tough, leaders need to avoid retreating behind corporate speak and platitudes; instead they must treat their employees as if they owned the business and provide them with a clear view of the challenges ahead. Continue reading
The first communication should set the stage for future updates and reinforce a commitment to communicate frequently as more information becomes available. Continue reading
Before answering a tough question from employee, take a minute to think about what motivated the question. In many instances, the employee isn’t looking for an immediate solution – just an acknowledgement that his/her concerns are valid and that the company cares. Continue reading
Companies that truly value their employees demonstrate their high regard by treating their employees like adults, like valued business partners. Continue reading