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Heads of Comms, are you managing your team according to their ‘type’?  (PLUS free download)

Posted in: Management, PR and Communications

09 Dec 2015 Comments

Each person on your team is different – they’re a strong mix of doers, goal-getters, initiators and morale boosters, and they’re fully invested in the projects they’re involved in. While you are fully aware that they each have their own unique set of strengths, have you taken the time to make sure that you understand how they learn best? Have you noticed that you seem to be on the same wavelength with some of the team, but not quite so much with others?

What’s the biggest interview killer for PR pros?

Posted in: Inspiration, Interviews, PR and Communications

04 Nov 2015 Comments

In this incredibly competitive job market, securing an interview is a big achievement, which means that the pressure is really on. You understand the need to do all you can in terms of practical preparation – buy a new suit, research the company and prepare your questions – yet you can’t seem to shake off the feeling that it’s all going to go pear-shaped. You start to fret that the other applicants are going to be more impressive and better qualified than you. In short, your mind becomes so occupied with doubts and negative thoughts that you end up anticipating failure.

Heads of Comms – Are the members of your team honking like geese?

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

29 Oct 2015 Comments

One of my top reads for this year has to be ‘Gung Ho!: How to Motivate People in Any Organisation’ – a brilliant book that uses the behaviour of animals to demonstrate how people should interact in order to work more productively and make organisations more successful. If you’ve ever wondered why geese are so incredibly noisy when they fly overhead then I have the answer. They’re cheering each other on – not just the goose at the head of the group, the whole group. Honk! Honk! Honk! Which got me thinking – are all the members of my team honking like geese at each other to create a culture of praise and recognition?

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