We've just released a new Align Your Org guide - on how to Align action with intent. Get the #AlignYourOrg Guide for Strategic Presenters as a colourful PDF - or, if you prefer, a vanilla printable PDF. Or clip from SlideShare below and share.
Not sure what to make of the invite to the Open Space session coming up at World Conference? It can be hard to imagine what it might be like if you haven't been to one before. If you haven't 'tasted the format so to speak. Well, to that end, here's 'one we prepared earlier'. It is … Continue reading Cook up fresh ideas using #OpenSpace
Here's a quick Q&A with two leading thinkers on strategic communications - drawing lessons, including on alignment, from 17th century explorers. I took part in a pilot version of this new workshop format called Bushcraft for Communicators at #Eurocomm18. It was superb. Michael Ambjorn (MA) - Bushcraft for communicators... why this, now? Mike Pounsford (MP) - Uncertainty, pace … Continue reading Did alignment matter in the 17th century?
Recently I’ve had a real spike in calls from people I advise. Those serving as Chief Executives or as members of boards that operate internationally have getting their head around GDPR. Some feel like they're tilting at windmills. The General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR for short, has many local names in the various countries it … Continue reading GDPR, the Golden Rule … and your reputation
The eight annual Beyond Tellerrand conference just took place in Düsseldorf. It was my first, and it was worthwhile. Thanks to @futureshape for suggesting I go. And thanks to Florian Ziegler for making his beautiful black & white images available through Creative Commons. Now, one fellow attendee commented on Twitter afterwards: "what #btconf is [...] … Continue reading Actionable insights from Beyond Tellerrand: the missing manual
Free Webinar: Align Your Teams and Improve Business Results 22 May 2018 at 1 p.m. CET My co-presenter from #Eurocomm18, Lindsay Uittenbogaard is doing a free webinar for IABC Europe & Middle East. As she said in her Copenhagen keynote: "People don’t achieve great results, teams do. But what gets in the way of great strategy implementation how people naturally see things … Continue reading Free Webinar: Align Your Teams and Improve Business Results
Here's a brief question set to help you think about strategic horizons. Useful in the board room, as a team - and as an individual. It should be fairly self-explanatory - once you work through these three steps: Start by reviewing the X and then the Y axis. Then move on to Page 2 for … Continue reading Strategic Horizons – a Question Set to help you Align Your Org
Facilitation | Communication | Long term thinking... Participate in person, or follow from afar... Facilitation IAFNAC Conference 2018: Ottawa, Canada Wednesday, 2 May 2018 to Saturday, 5 May 2018 IAF Asia Conference 2018: Osaka, Japan Thursday, 6 September 2018 to Sunday, 9 September 2018 IAF Africa Conference 2018: Mombasa, Kenya Wednesday, 17 October 2018 to … Continue reading Five worthwhile events coming up
As part of #StartUpWoche Düsseldorf, London-based designer Hazel Macmillan headlined an event hosted at Wacom. Whilst I sadly didn't walk away with one of their nice tablets (or that bicycle!), I did get some takeaways for the boards I advise, framed in a fresh way. Before Hazel took the stage one of the Stefan Kirmse briefly talked … Continue reading The case for creatives in the boardroom
Visiting Copenhagen for a few days? Say, for a conference - but also have some time to read, write and think? Here are some ideas... First, sort out the stationery Viking 1914 Pencil manufacturers turned suppliers for the creative class. You won't regret a visit to this well-assorted shop on Store Kongensgade. And there's a reasonable … Continue reading Where to read, write & think in Copenhagen