Changing The Terms is a new site where I am mainly focused on sharing new thinking, but I am also keen to share some of my other items which I have published in recent years, mainly on external sites.
Lessons from Lincoln
This 2013 article on how following some principles Abraham Lincoln outlined in 1840 to drive social and lateral communication in 2014 and beyond was published in the EACD’s Communication Director Magazine
Social Networks without Digital Social Machinery
A look at how to understand and leverage informal social networks in organisations regardless of whether the organisation is willing to invest in online social network tools is incorporated in this piece for the US-based Ragan Report.
Internal Comms: Moving the debate forward
A piece on my old blog engaging leading internal communication advocates like Shel Holtz and David Murray with my own thoughts about the future direction of the internal communication profession
IABC: A new mission, a new model
I have been a member of the International Association of Business Communicators since 2012. I have often been critical of its leadership and direction, I believe it remains a massive resource and the best vehicle for creating a better professional environment for the world’s communication professionals. This piece raised challenges to the Association’s business model and mission, challenges which Association leaders are beginning to address.
Staying inside the tent: Supporting My Associations
An earlier piece about IABC and the other associations I’ve been a participant in.
Social Media to drive convergence of internal, external and social media?
A 2010 piece on the potential for social media to catalyse the convergence of internal and external communication.
Internal Communications 3.0: Workforce Citizenship
An approach to employee engagement which recognises the employee as more of a “citizen” of an organisation rather than a “customer” or a “supplier”