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How to connect and empathise with your Senior Execs

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Have conversations with your Senior Execs - they’re only human.’ 

This was a key message that resounded with attendees at this year’s CIPR Inside annual conference. 

But what should we be saying? 
How should we be saying it? 
And how do we really tap into the skulls of our senior leaders?…  ..


Ready, set, change!

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Soggy bottoms, erect biscuit structures and a rather inappropriately shaped snail. It can only mean one thing. The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens but with some noticeable changes. So how have the Great British public adapted to the new channel, judge and presenters and what can IC pros learn about dealing with change?  ..


The chimp and the scarf: five ways to guide your audience through change

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Advances in neuroscience over the last 20 years have revealed intriguing insights into how our brains work. 

But neuroscience is a complex field. All that talk of neurons and brain synapses is enough to give anyone a headache. Anything that helps us grasp its relevance for communication can only be a good thing…  ..


Supporting line managers: are you listening to me?

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It’s widely acknowledged that line managers are key to engagement and motivation. As internal communicators, coaching managers to become better communicators is therefore a fundamental function. And this support must extend not only to what they say, but how they listen too.  ..


Stepping Out: five ways to know your audience

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch famously taught his daughter Scout that you never really understand someone until you've stood in their shoes and walked around in them. 

That advice holds good for internal communicators too.  ..


Infographic: creating an enviable employee experience – The Wonka Way

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people were so passionate about your business that they’d do anything to take a glimpse inside? 

A true golden ticket moment.

Admittedly, without the draw of hot chocolate rivers the job is a little tougher. But we can still drive passion in our people and excitement for our brand and our environment. It just takes a little vision and some smart storytelling...  ..


Surfing the winds of change

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While the Scorpions yearned for the wind of change in their classic Cold War anthem, our own experience of communicating change can be quite different.  ..


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