Leaders are failing their PR teams – agencies and corporates alike
Over the years, I have trained communications teams and professionals in everything from internal and crisis comms to social media and presentation skills. I must have trained hundreds in the last few years – and gosh, what insights. My big conclusion?
6 ways to use LinkedIn for a new career – for 50 and 60 year olds!
The other night I spent an hour with a lovely person who is 53 and looking for a new career. Let’s call her Martha. She is looking for a new job, a City finance role. She’s also got ideas for a business and I was helping her look at options and
What are the lessons for communications professionals from the Bell Pottinger scandal?
The expulsion of Bell Pottinger from the PRCA looks like it will have grave consequences for the firm, and made the rest of the PR industry stop and think. The trade body has been clear; the company’s work with Oakbay Investments in South Africa has
The BBC gender pay gap – can women negotiate as well as men?
Last week the BBC published its list of ‘star salaries’ and caused a furore on the shocking gender pay gap. In all the discussions, however, no-one is looking at one aspect of women at work – their ability to negotiate pay and believe in their worth.
Time to rethink dyslexia – ability not disability?
Until four years ago my understanding of dyslexia was limited. The little I knew was gained from seeing friends of my children given extra time for exams, reading a few articles and hearing the despair of parents who were trying to help their children
How to Take Constructive Criticism in 6 Steps: A Priceless Gift
Prime Women asked me to write about this subject, as it is something that has been asked by readers: How should you take constructive criticism? It is one of those interesting topics that I thought many would have a view on. They do! I put it out on