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I’m lucky. Having been with a number of Fortune 500 companies, I’ve worked with some incredible leaders. They may not be names you know, but these are a special few who lead and communicate so well they bring people together to achieve amazing things.
From CEOs to supervisors and everything in between, these leaders have a few common communication habits that any of us can take to persuade, inform and encourage teams to be more successful.[…] Continue Reading »
Miri Zena McDonald attended the 2012 International Association of Business Communicators World Conference in Chicago and is providing coverage for SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership. She tweets @mirimcdonald.
The IABC World Conference this week heard from the winner of the IABC 2012 Excellence in Communication Leadership (EXCEL) Award, Irene Lewis, president and CEO of SAIT Polytechnic, Canada’s first publicly funded polytechnic institute.[…] Continue Reading »
Jackson Nickerson is a professor of organization and strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, director of the Brookings Executive Education program and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. His new book, “Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World,” describes a set of guidelines and processes that leaders can use to build trust, create understanding, and accelerate organizational change.[…] Continue Reading »
Employee engagement initiatives — especially ones that involve values — can only go so far when they are simply driven down from the top. At best, they are perceived by the entire community as gee-wouldn’t-it-be-nice academic exercise. At worst, they are received as inauthentic mandates from a leadership team that just doesn’t get what’s really going on. When this type of communication only flows one way, you risk “culture shift,” according to Stacey Clark Ohara, senior director, Employee Communication, for Juniper Networks. It’s the experience of the employees, and the stories they tell about their experiences, that really keep the culture on track, she notes.[…] Continue Reading »