Insights

Communications Key to Combating Data Breaches
February 23, 2021
“Cybersecurity” has become quite the buzzword, whether due to threats of election fraud or headlines about the SolarWinds hack. A security breach is something company leaders fear but are rarely prepared to defend against. The reality is this: neither company size, public institution, technical advancement nor valuation make any one organization more at risk from Read…
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Inside Look: Lessons Learned on Leading with Empathy Following the Insurrection
January 28, 2021
In this new series from Integral, we spotlight how the Capitol insurrection provided a way for the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation to meet its employees where they were: distracted.   As news alerts about the insurrection flooded…
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Post-inaugural action steps for employee wellbeing
January 20, 2021
It’s been easy to forget in the past four years that leadership is not about ego or politicking. It’s also not about the assertion of power or the wiping away of discomfort, critique or frustration. Great leaders take up the mantle of the trust imbued in them by the people they employ, to inspire, create Read…
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Leaders: Demonstrate Empathy in Unsettling Times
January 7, 2021
I’m sure all of you join me in condemning the acts of violence we witnessed at the nation’s Capitol this week. I also had some feeling of helplessness as I watched our democratic institutions challenged by those who wished to voice their opinion through destructive acts. Not to mention, this occurred on the same day, Read…
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Circle Summary: Reach Employees’ Hearts Through Their Ears with Professional Podcasting
December 21, 2020
Webinar featuring Integral’s media production expert George Faulkner and CEO Ethan McCarty Chances are at some point this year, in addition to asking yourself, “When will all of this go back to normal?” you’ve thought, “Since when did podcasting get so big?” Podcasting has become ingrained into our daily routines. Whether you’ve received a targeted ad for a Read…
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Five Tips to Ensure Your Employee Podcast Is a Huge Failure
December 10, 2020
With the vast number of podcasts in the world, we may have finally reached peak podcast. But with focus and determination, you can still cut through the noise and win the hearts and minds of your people…through their ears.  Alas, if you don’t pay close attention to the platform, process, and audience you may end Read…
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Commtech and the Rise of Employee Activation
November 9, 2020
Recently I had the opportunity to talk with friend, communications thought-leader, and podcaster, Dan Nestle, about all things CommTech and employee activation. In this episode of the Dan Nestle Show, we go on a journey together (even making a pit stop to look into the future of employee communications). If you’re curious to get a Read…
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Recalibrate: Shifting Expectations Amidst a Global Pandemic
October 15, 2020
Going into 2020, I felt confident (and excited!) about what the year had in store for me as the founder of a start-up, a dad, and as a communications professional. I calibrated my expectations to what I believed would be a great year of building on a set of solid foundations.  Like so many others, Read…
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Did someone say CommTech?
August 28, 2020
Join us and our friends at Page for this Spring Seminar session where Brittany Paxman of ICF Next and I offer an overview of CommTech – what it is, what it requires, and how to get started. How do you choose the tools and techniques that will propel your team into the digital age? What Read…
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My journey with CommTech
August 27, 2020
Browsing through my internship project list at the beginning of the summer, I smiled, seeing multiple projects that excited me. Then I came across one that stood out to me: “Employee Experience CommTech Research”.  What did that mean? Were they aware I had never seen the word ‘CommTech’ before? With help from the team, I Read…
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