You can put rainbow lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig: a blog about diversity and inclusion in the corporate communications profession.

You can put rainbow lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig

Is the corporate communication profession doing enough to encourage inclusion and diversity? This was the title of an event it was our privilege to host last week. Numerous studies, such as this one from the Harvard Business Review show how companies with employees from diverse age groups, ethnic and social backgrounds, physical abilities, gender and […]

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Comms Leaders is growing with the addition of a new associate, Carla Phelps

Comms Leaders is growing!

Happy new year. We start 2017 with exciting news that, following a successful first year in business, Comms Leaders is growing with the addition of associate Carla Phelps. For over five years, Carla has recruited within the internal communications profession and has worked with high profile organisations across industry sectors. In her new role at […]

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Work life balance? Forget it

Work life balance? Forget it!

This guest post is written by Michael Brown, who has been a leadership and personal development trainer for 17 years, working with organisations large and small worldwide. Michael writes a very interesting blog, alongside his ‘How not 2’ videos, a tongue in cheek look at how not to manage and lead teams. Work life balance?  Forget it! How would […]

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To code or not to code

To code or not to code

There has been a lot of talk about the future direction of the communications professional (including marketing) and our inaugural debate earlier this year focused on this topic, specifically whether the future comms pro needs to be a generalist or a specialist. Candidates frequently ask us “how important are digital skills for comms people”? Is digital […]

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7 ways to improve your personal impact

7 ways to improve your personal impact

During my 14 year career as a recruitment consultant I have interviewed nearly 10,000 candidates. Some of the most impressive and impactful candidates I have met didn’t initially look that good on paper. But face to face, they have impact, they have that special secret ingredient called ‘gravitas’. Maya Angelou said “People will forget what […]

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