To get to great, first drive out the bad…

The notion of moving from ‘good to great’ is often used as a key driver in encouraging improved performance within organisations. But a fascinating article by Huggy Rao and Robert I. Sutton in McKinsey Quarterly suggests that if you want to create and spread excellence, you should start by eliminating those negative, destructive behaviours that … Continue reading To get to great, first drive out the bad…

The state of Internal Communications 2013-2014

Gatehouse have released their fifth annual State of the Sector report, looking at the key challenges facing Internal Communications in 2013-2014. Conducted in November 2013, the survey received 157 responses from organisations ranging in size from a few hundred people to more than 50,000 employees. The full report is well worth a read, as always, … Continue reading The state of Internal Communications 2013-2014

Is your leadership team being social enough? (part 2)

Whilst senior management support is clearly vital for any new social media initiative to succeed, just how much do executives and leaders need to participate personally? In part one of this two-part post we looked at a comprehensive approach to engaging in social media. Now, we consider an alternative approach, for those less comfortable with … Continue reading Is your leadership team being social enough? (part 2)

Is your leadership team being social enough? (part 1)

The support and participation of senior management is often cited as fundamental to the success of any new social media initiative. Just as common, however, are tales of unread CEO blogs and sparsely sown twitter feeds, that lead to the demise of projects before they’ve been given the time to bed-in and flourish. So just … Continue reading Is your leadership team being social enough? (part 1)