Filling the Communication Competency Gap
In a recent survey by SHRM, business unit executives said that communication (40%) is the critical competency that most job candidates lack, followed closely by critical evaluation (39%) and leadership and navigation (39%). When asked how to solve the gap, the number one solution was training and professional development (30%). We work with people every day who are committed to improving their com...Is Your Leader Ready for Center Stage?
Whether you’re leading the communications effort of a large corporation, building the voice of a start-up or trying to keep pace with the visibility of a fast-growing company, the skills of the executive make all the difference in the success or failure of a communication event. And when things don’t go well, it’s a little surprising to discover that a leader has a blind spot in this area. Why wou...Effective Internal Communication with Employees
When employees are missing information in a company, someone usually fills it in. And, when that happens, you lose control over consistent messages and allow the grapevine to become a very important communication tool. But, internal communication situations aren't always seen as top priorities. In workshops, we often ask managers to identify their top five audiences. Most managers list their empl...