Thoughts

Remote Teams Toolkit #3: Empathy in the time of COVID-19
April 3, 2020
What does it mean to be empathetic right now?  This week, I wrote something personal about my journey through a COVID-19 diagnosis, as a human and a business leader. When we talk about the impact of this illness, and as companies…
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Remote Teams Toolkit #2: How to get leadership out in front of business change
March 24, 2020
What does it mean to lead in today’s climate? If you’re like me, you’re paying close attention to the companies setting the bar for leadership right now. What am I looking for? Companies reaffirming brand promises and values by…
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Remote Teams Toolkit: How to stay connected and collaborative during COVID-19
March 17, 2020
Goodwill and generosity are never more important than in times of crisis.  As our team grapples with the impact of a global pandemic, we’re intently discussing how to be of greater service to each other, our communities, clients, and the…
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Navigating Resources for Communicating Amidst COVID-19
March 16, 2020
Feeling overwhelmed with information? Us too. That’s why we compiled and consolidated the best-of-the-best upcoming and recorded webinars for communicators navigating COVID-19. See the free webinar guide. If we’re missing any, please let…
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Pandemics: Communicate With Employees Without Increasing Fear Unduly
March 4, 2020
Are you communicating to your organization’s people about Coronavirus? If not, it’s time. As you do, it may help to revisit the following practices.  First, carefully consider the order of information Use this reader-considerate information hierarchy to ensure the message is received and processed by employees calmly. This structure can underpin pretty much any communication Read…
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Five things I’ve learned as a facilitator of collaborative sessions
February 5, 2020
As a communicator, strategist and client relationships manager, I have had the opportunity to dive into the world of facilitating collaborative sessions including workshops, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, and team meetings. Facilitation has…
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The Five F’s: How Communications Can Alter the Future of Line Managers
March 13, 2019
Last month, our CEO Ethan McCarty, gave a free webinar with Poppulo that offered insights on how to unlock the hidden superpowers of your company’s line management team. In this article for IPR he homes in on what we call the “Five F’s” and how you can change them.  Source: https://instituteforpr.org/the-five-fs-how-communications-can-alter-the-future-of-line-managers/ Read…
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Employee Engagement Programs: What’s missing?
March 13, 2019
*Content originally published via Poppulo Our CEO, Ethan McCarty, looks at the falsehoods that surround engagement in employee comms and what your business can do to make sure it engages employees meaningfully. https://www.poppulo.com/blog/employee-engagement-programs-whats-missing/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&utm_campaign=Blog&utm_term=txt&utm_content=pop Read…
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How to build internal communications into the employee engagement program
February 21, 2019
*Content originally published via Poppulo What drives successful company communication? The impact that content and experiences have on employee behaviors. Achieving impact requires that we look beyond what Ethan McCarty calls ‘optimization’ metrics and focus more on ‘outcome’ metrics. “Rather than concentrating on content-consumption numbers alone, steer your efforts to the behavioral changes and business Read…
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Poor line manager communications – How to fix it
February 21, 2019
*Content originally published via Poppulo Line managers play a crucial role in any organization’s communication chain, yet they are frequently seen as a blocker and ill-equipped or inadequately trained for what they are expected to do. This guide, authored for Poppulo by Ethan McCarty, CEO of Integral Communications Group, focuses on how to get your managers thinking Read…
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