4 communication skills for leaders

browningyork General communication, Leadership communication, Story-telling

The recently-released State of the Sector report from Gatehouse comes to some rather alarming conclusions about the internal comms skills of line managers (and the support they receive). Whilst I agree that line managers are a key group, we also need to remember how important our leaders’ communication skills are. There are many different skills which leaders need to develop …

Choose the right words to change the world

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, General communication

Actions speak louder than words, they say. But I’m not sure that’s always true. It is an area that I have been pondering recently, since it seems that every time I switch on the news or open a newspaper, I’m faced with ever-more dispiriting stories of things that are going wrong in the world. I started wondering how – or …

Are you getting communication right?

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication channels, General communication, Organisational culture, Planning, University, Voluntary sector

“How do I make sure that people read my newsletter?” “How do I make people look at my website?” “How do I make sure that people listen to me?” These are questions which I regularly hear from charities and universities that I work with. And I usually have to answer with another question – how sure are you that you …

Need help with your communications in 2019?

browningyork Browning York News, Charity, General communication, Public sector, University, Voluntary sector

If so, I can help you to solve problems by communicating more effectively and motivating people to take actions. Communication is, apparently, the root of all evil – it is almost always cited in staff surveys and individual conversations at the water cooler as needing improvement. But there are always things you can do to make it better. As I …

What’s the point? Make your communications worthwhile

browningyork Communication lessons, Engagement, General communication, Inspiration, Retro post

I regularly have conversations with potential new clients who are struggling to find the time to communicate effectively. They usually have a small team with limited comms experience and they need someone to help them get their messages out effectively. Although I haven’t yet found a way to manufacture more time (that would be a neat trick!), I can work …