We’re already half way through January. Have any of your resolutions already fallen by the wayside? Or maybe you haven’t even started that one thing you promised yourself THIS was the year to achieve. If one of your resolutions for the year is to seek opportunities outside of your current company,...

Imagine you are hiring a communications leader to implement a new internal communications strategy for your organization. Executive leadership wants a trail blazer who can push the envelope and engage employees using the latest and greatest technology tools. There’s a definite expectation of what this candidate’s skills and experience will...

Why this job? Why this company? Your answers to these questions during an interview are more important than you may think. On more than one occasion, hiring leaders have shared their surprise when candidates answered the “why” questions in ways that ranged from flippant to unprepared. These poor responses made them...

The July issue of the International Association of Business Communicators CW Magazine features an article written by Angee Linsey. "Take it to the Top" gives a readers some helpful reminders for those communications leaders looking to gain a seat at the executive table. Communicators are taking their seat at the executive...

This week I was reminded of a line that morphed from Sex in the City dialogue to a self-help book and movie of the same name: “He’s just not that into you.” Examples of saying one thing but doing another—besides the dating behavior that spawned the original, or course —include...

As published in ERE's The Fordyce Letter “Desperate times require desperate measures.” I’ve quoted that repeatedly when asked how I started my career. Luckily I wasn’t truly desperate, but my 17-year-old self certainly felt that way. I desperately wanted to explore the world, not stay trapped in small-town Iowa. And I didn’t...

As communicators, interviewing for a new role would seem like a walk in the park, using one of your best skills to land that next great opportunity. Unfortunately, the many lessons often taught by communicators, are not put into practice during an interview. When preparing for an interview, these four steps will ensure you are ready to share valuable and relevant information, using tools