November 2011 Posts

Unwinding for the Year

Well, it’s that time of year again. Holiday season is upon us and the most wonderful time of the year as it is known typically signals the end of another very grueling (and hopefully) successful year. While many employees are […]

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Words Of Wisdom From Marcel The Shell

If by chance you’re not one of the five zillion and forty five people who have viewed the YouTube sensation voiced by SNL’s Jenny Slate, you owe it to yourself to watch Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and Marcel the […]

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The Real Reason…

It’s the time of year when everyone is busy thinking of dressed turkeys; black Friday door buster deals; gathering with family and friends; and watching football. Between all the hustle and bustle we forget the real reason for celebrating this […]

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The Unasked Question In Internal Communications: What’s In It For Me?

That’s a question that gets asked too rarely in internal communications and it’s what every employee wants to know. “What’s in it for me?” “Why should I care about this intranet/blog/magazine/email/insert any internal communications vehicle?” In the best of worlds, […]

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The Heart of Change by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen

In “The Heart of Change,” John Kotter follows up his 1996 book “Leading Change” by revisiting the topic of company transformations. In this book, Kotter (with Dan S. Cohen) focuses on the individuals who lead the change and breaks down […]

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Get Your Cat Back, Either Way

Once upon a time there was a veterinarian who decided to share office space with a taxidermist. They put a big sign out front that read: “Veterinarian & Taxidermist.” Underneath, they painted this promise: “Either way, you get your cat […]

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Home for the Holidays

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and I’m so excited to have my whole family reunited for an entire week! This past August my household of insanity went through a major transformation. My brood of six children was cut in […]

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Turning Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

Who better to promote your company to one and all than the people who live and breathe the brand every day? Here are four tips to turn more employees into brand ambassadors: 1. Check Your Engagement Levels. Employee engagement is […]

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Does Swag Engage?

CEO of Branders, Jerry McLaughlin recently wrote an article for Fast Company about swag and how effective it can be. The article has a consumer focus but is still relevant within organizations communicating to employees. The stats alone are almost […]

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Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow

If you haven’t already, read Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother Steve Jobs. Enough zen in there for a month of Mondays. http://nyti.ms/vfZHtN  

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