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Why it’s Okay to Admit you Don’t Know the Answer — and What To Do Next

Brexit's really complicated. So is business. Good leaders - and journalists - admit when they...

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What my own close shave with death taught me about kindess in communications

Earlier this month, my life was saved by the emergency services. Their reactions to my thank you...

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3 Hot Tips for Speaking in Public … when you’re nervous you’ll forget everything

Look - no autocue! Delivering information without a script needn't be as daunting as it may seem.

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How To Avoid Being Pompous At Work

Are you nervous of speaking your mind at work? Here's why it's good to comment on things you might...

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Why Agile Leadership means letting your standards slip

I took this photo of Chris Browne OBE, COO of EasyJet, after interviewing her on my phone. Five...

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A bottle of after-shave, a misplaced key, a life lost — why detail matters in storytelling

Storytelling is all the rage for business comms. But it's easy to get it wrong.

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How to Stay Grounded With Your Team

Leadership is about still doing things your team does.

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In House Training? Yawn? Three Ways to Make Dull But Important Training Stick

RIP, BBC News Running Orders 1998-2019. Now we're being trained in a new system. It's a bit scary.

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What a small pink newsreader’s earpiece can teach us all about communicating with clients

Do newsreaders hear all the noise in the control room via their earpiece, or not? Read on to find...

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What ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Press’ and ‘House of Cards’ tell us about building relationships at work 

If you recently texted somebody at a desk on the other side of the room, this may come in handy

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