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?
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 moderate (facilitate) a panel of diverse cultures
Working in Dubai, perhaps now the global hub of conferences, you can see first hand the challenge of creating a great event with very diverse cultures and managing issues from language to presentation styles. For a moderator (or facilitator) it can be
Why organisations should have a plan to engage with politicians
Too many organisations are often guilty of only engaging with elected representatives when things go wrong. We’ve all seen the headlines and cringed a bit at what’s gone on. And too many communications professionals make the same mistake – and aren’t