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4 MORE great reasons to communicate your organisational values
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In last week’s blog I gave you four great reasons to communicate your organisational values. Here are four more reasons to do this. And the benefits it brings. 1.  Come aboard Communicating values improves recruitment and retention. According to a...
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4 great reasons to communicate your organisational values
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I said in an early blog that communications is the best way to bring your organisational values to life. But why should you? What are the benefits? Because if there are no benefits then there’s no point doing it. Here are...
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A Values Wheel has two halves
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Knowing how to bring values to life at work starts with how you define them. There are lots of definitions of values. But some are better than others. I like the definition of values from Common Cause Australia – an organisation that...
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Bridging the values gap
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For any organisation, the gap between having values and living those values is the key. It’s the gap that matters. How to bridge the gap. It’s no good having professed values if they’re not lived -  Every. Single. Day. Communications...
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Why automated group emails fail
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Communication is always personal. It’s always one-to-one. If you forget this golden rule, your automated group emails are going to suck. True fact: Everyone is the centre of their own world. Everyone is the main character in their own story....
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How to handle conflict: a simple 3-step guide
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What can we learn from Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s recent attack on ABC journalist Michael Rowland? This: If a conversation gets hostile, go back to your values. Let’s break down what happened in the contentious interview. So you can...
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Why imposter syndrome is fake. And how to overcome it.
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Imposter syndrome is a fake theory. And our faith in it is holding us back. The standard description of imposter syndrome goes something like this: a persistent doubting of our own abilities and the fear of being exposed as a...
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Good comms is authentic comms
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Authenticity is gold in business.  It builds trust. Generates clients. Sells products and services. And it feels good to be living authentically too. Your business communications have a vital role to play in expressing your authenticity. Your comms should match...
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Do LinkedIn better
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I recently updated my LinkedIn page. So what? Well, it might be a useful model for you to follow. Why LinkedIn matters Before we get to that though, let's be clear on why LinkedIn matters. LinkedIn is still the dark...
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Overcoming racism through listening
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Listening - and asking questions - is a potent way to help overcome all forms of discrimination, including racism. That was the clear and powerful message of US author, thought leader and CEO Alaina Love on a Tasmanian Leaders webinar this morning,...
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