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Core Competencies for Strategic Communication Management
Core Competencies for Strategic Communication Management

Self-assessment is a key step in planning your career. It allows you to explore your current values, interests and skills and get to know yourself better.

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The capabilities great communication professionals are made of
The Capabilities Great Communication Professionals Are Made Of

In any discipline where communication is the focus, we need to make sure we have the capabilities to do our job.

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Been in the wrong job too long?
Been in the Wrong Job Too Long? Try These Four Steps

The answer to what we ought to be doing is essentially within each of us. Sometimes we just need a little help to uncover it.

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Give value or give notice

It's Personal Branding. Not Personal Marketing

Be a thought leader! Position yourself as an authority! Build your audience! Take charge of your personal brand! It is no wonder that personal branding is met with such derision.

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How to Add Value in 30 Days
How to Add Value in 30 Days

While business functions, focus, strategy, goals and missions may differ, these are some tried-and-tested actions you may want to keep in mind during the first few days and months.

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Successfully Managing Your Communication Career: Part 1
Successfully Managing Your Communication Career: Part 1

Should I stay or should I go?" In part one of a two part series, John Clemons, M.S. APR, ABC, IABC Fellow shares advice on managing your career.

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Lessons I Have Learned in My First 50 Years
Lessons I Have Learned in My First 50 Years

Being a grown-up can be fun. Yet when something you do is no longer fun, stop doing it. Remember there’s a difference in having to do something and wanting to do it.

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Successfully Managing Your Communication Career: Part 2
Successfully Managing Your Communication Career: Part 2

To truly understand the new role that you will be undertaking, you need to understand the environment, the team, and the landscape. You must conduct your own due diligence to answer these questions.

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Leading The Communication Function Into The Future: What It Takes
Leading The Communication Function Into The Future: What It Takes

How much of what many internal communication functions do would customers pay for? You can decide.

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Change Management as a Core Competency for Communication Professionals
Change Management as a Core Competency for Communication Professionals

Employees take ownership for their work, are proud of their accomplishments and have a stake in successful business outcomes. In short, instead of saying “Yes, sir,” employees ask “Why are we doing that?”

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The Power of Language: Are We Communicators or Communication Professionals?
Are We Communicators or Communication Professionals?

When we refer to ourselves as “communicators” and not “communication professionals” we forego the opportunity to position ourselves as a value adding function.

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Let's Get Women Into the Boardroom
Let's Get Women Into the Boardroom

It is sad to say that 30 years ago the reality of females was exactly the same as the reality of the female employees in 2015. Why did things not change? Or did they?

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Are You Following Your Dream Or Drifting Into A Nightmare?
Are You Following Your Dream Or Drifting Into A Nightmare?

Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well people can’t take their eyes off you.

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Communicator: confident or coward?
Communicator: Confident Or Coward?

Unsure communicators often focus on the channels and tools. Good communicators become an integral part of the business by understanding its strategy and culture, making a strong business case.

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