From my perch as a communication professional who has spent the last four years in one of the world’s largest telecommunication and technology companies, I am still never far from a discussion of startups, technology, or the inevitability of a world that’s “gone digital.” I’m also keenly aware that most of these businesses need serious… Continue reading The “Venture Communicator”
2016 has been a heck of a year. And for many, a hell of a year as well. As is my now-annual tradition, here is a Holiday Poem that gives 2016 an appropriate goodbye, while setting up what will likely be an epic 2017: Soon it’ll be time To welcome 2017 And say goodbye to the Roughness… Continue reading The second annual Changing The Terms holiday poem
Two of my favorite people in the internal comms world are Lise Michaud and Stephen Welch. Lise—I have massive appreciation for her launch of IC Kollectif, the emerging Center of Excellence in the internal communication field, and I eagerly await the often-outstanding content that comes from “ICK’s” various channels. For the holiday season, Lise asked… Continue reading Your hope is my nightmare: which way for business communication?
When people hear about "business communication," they often think it’s about “the business”: numbers, institutional announcements and soulless statements. In my experience, it’s stories by and about individuals that get the attention, shape ideas and accelerate the flow of influence. I’ve found this to be true in organizations and even in communities and markets. The business world is… Continue reading Leadership Positioning: amplifying the impact of the ambitious leader
In a world where the means of communication are increasingly accessible, even as positional power and wealth are becoming more concentrated, the matter of self-empowerment and identifying the real scope for action becomes a vital question. That question is: “How much progress can we make without permission?” I had the pleasure of leading a session… Continue reading Can we make progress without permission? Thoughts from #OpenSpaceBrussels
IC Kollectif, the Montreal-based Center of Excellence for internal communication, has published the first of a series of profiles on "internal comms thought leaders" today, with an extended interview with Mike Klein, Principal of Changing The Terms. The interview can be found here: ow.ly/wok8306Qtyt Mike says: "it is an absolute honor to be the first to… Continue reading IC Kollectif profiles Mike Klein to kick off “thought leader” interview series