A true story about unconscious bias in the workplace. Stereotyping on all manner of human characteristics is everywhere - and limits us all.

Bias by the box-load

By Charlotte Butler, Managing Director, Altogether Different True story A couple of years ago I heard a tale of bias so stark, so unbelievable, it almost made me spit my tea across the room with laughter. The story goes like this. The year was 2016, an accountancy firm sent their client, a team at a […]

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using tools from the applied anthropology toolbox can help organisations of all kinds, by enhancing their ability to sift through the layers of individual, social and cultural meaning that shape so much of what they do

The future of being human

By Ezri Carlebach, communications consultant, writer and lecturer, member of the PR and Communications Council, and Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communication and the Royal Society of Arts.  As we approach the third decade of the third millennium, there seems to be a powerful narrative informing the zeitgeist (“an invisible agent or force dominating the characteristics of […]

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Do organisations in the UK feel they are well understood by their customers and stakeholders? Powerscourt and Kantar Millward Brown conducted indepth research to find out. Here are the results.

What’s your Narrative Gap?

By Steve Marinker, Head of Corporate,  Powerscourt, an independent strategic communications consultancy If there is one plaintive cry I have heard from clients more than any other, it’s that that their organisations are not properly understood. Time and again I hear the frustration. If only our business model was better understood; if only commentators acknowledged the […]

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Vicki featured in The Communications Agency's 'Who's Who Wednesday' article in November: a weekly profile about who's who in internal communication. Here is an excerpt.

As featured in The Communications Agency’s ‘Who’s Who Wednesday’

Vicki featured in The Communications Agency’s ‘Who’s Who Wednesday’ article in November: a weekly profile about who’s who in internal communication. Here is a taster: Tell us a bit about your role: I’m one of the four partners at Comms Leaders. We’re a specialist recruiter for the corporate communications industry. We connect exceptional talent with […]

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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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