Do you need a communication or do you need to communicate?

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“I need a communication!” If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard that phrase during my career, the Sarah Browning Charitable Foundation would be up and running as a generous benefactor to many great causes. It’s always an interesting place to start a conversation because it gives me the opportunity to ask questions and find out what my …

#GE2015 – too obvious a topic?

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I thought long and hard about whether to jump on the General Election bandwagon for my latest blog piece, but I’m afraid I couldn’t resist. It is such a big topic in the country right now (and is looking to stay that way for a wee while longer) and there are such clear communication lessons to learn, that it had …

Raisin shout? The song lyric that never was

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My 7-year-old daughter has been a member of her school choir for almost 2 years. Every Thursday lunchtime, she rushes through her lasagne in the lunch hall, has a quick dash round the playground and then trots along to the music classroom. There she giggles with her friends and belts out a few tunes (all the right notes, not necessarily …

I have a proposal for you

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Today I have been writing a proposal document for a potential new project. I know of many freelancers and people running their own companies who don’t enjoy this part of being independent, but I quite enjoy it. Maybe I would feel different if I had to complete a formal, structured tender process. Or if I had to write these things …

Communication is the root of all evil, right?

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And it’s always someone over there who isn’t communicating with me. You didn’t tell me that, you’re telling me too much, I’m overwhelmed. You can’t win! But, actually, you can…. If your internal communication is based on an understanding of the employee voice, knowing how they think and feel about different topics, and engaging in meaningful conversations with them to …