11 principles for effective internal communication

11 principles for effective internal communication

 “Attend to the in-house before going to the out-house.” Have you heard that catchy phrase before? The first time I ever heard it — in 1983 at my first national school communications conference as a newly-hired school PR professional — I laughed out loud.  But do you...
Are you ready to become an “all in” leader?

Are you ready to become an “all in” leader?

Indulge me for a moment and try to visualize a typical leader. Maybe you’ve been lucky and have a choice of great leaders to bring to the forefront of your mind. Many of you haven’t been so fortunate. You’re likely picturing someone who’s a huge presence — height and...
The key business lesson I learned as an 8-year-old

The key business lesson I learned as an 8-year-old

Forget the clichéd lemonade stand — my 8-year-old self wanted to stand out from the entrepreneurial crowd. For me and my good friend Julie, sandwiches were going to be the key to our fortune! Clearly the future founder of Subway had no cause for concern, J&L...