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IABC and EACD: Looking At Them Side By Side

One of the funny aspects of life as a long-term contractor in a big company is that I am on the hook for paying my own conference fees.  So, the decisions to attend both the IABC World Conference in Toronto and the EACD’s European Communications Summit required a bit of consideration.Although some consider IABC and… Continue reading IABC and EACD: Looking At Them Side By Side

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Time for a “War” on “Employee Engagement”

This month, I had an article published in IABC’s excellent online magazine, “Communication World,” which identified the subject of misaligned terminology and its impact on the Employee Engagement conversation.But something written by Leandro Herrero has prompted me to raise the ante.In one of his Daily Messages he sends to his readers and fans, he said in… Continue reading Time for a “War” on “Employee Engagement”

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Writing to Lead/Transcending Self-Censorship

As an internal communicator, it is true that I at my happiest when I am writing.  But what's less obvious to those who observe me is about when I am writing at my happiest. That is when I am pushing the boundaries of self-censorship. The fundamental question an internal communicator faces in front of the keyboard is… Continue reading Writing to Lead/Transcending Self-Censorship

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#IABC14 Putting the Future First

 TORONTO-The International Association of Business Communicators, with whom I have had a stormy but enriching  13-year relationship as a member, chapter board member, regional board member, critic and advocate, is having its annual World Conference here in Canada’s biggest city this week.Unlike more sectarian gatherings, like the European Association of Communication Directors’ in-house-pros event in Brussels, or… Continue reading #IABC14 Putting the Future First

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Cover Story: IABC’s Communication World

Am delighted and excited to announce the publication of my article, "Focus Your Engagement Where it Matters Most," as the cover story of IABC's revamped Communication World magazine. It is my first-ever full article for CW. Its publication on the eve of IABC's World Conference in Toronto next week marks a nice opportunity to sharpen… Continue reading Cover Story: IABC’s Communication World

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“Taken Aback” meets “Shel-shocked”: Debating Selective Engagement

In my return to the blogging ranks after some dormant months, I have noticed how interconnected people in the internal communication space have become, and also how many places there are where professional discussions and debates take place.  So, it came as a surprise when a friend of mine in London sent me a link… Continue reading “Taken Aback” meets “Shel-shocked”: Debating Selective Engagement