The Swear Jar Podcast
Pour a cup of tea, put your phone on stun and settle in for some great conversations with some of the smartest communicators we know. From technology to trust to diversity, we tackle it all with a bit of humour, a bit of irreverence and a lot of insight.
The Hearts & Minds of Middle Managers
Employee engagement is creeping up, but guess who's not engaged? Middle managers. Those much-maligned and ignored folks are under more pressure than ever to get stuff done and keep their organizations moving. Natalia Smalyuk of Not Business As Usual joins us for a chat about what to do.
What’s in Your Communications Stack? (Part 1)
As Fearless Communicators, we always have to keep up on the latest tools and technologies to help us achieve our employee communications goals. That's why we sat down with Suzie Robinson (ClearBox) to talk about her deep research on intranets and employee-focused apps.
Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel an Oncoming Train?
Robert Gold is well-known throughout the Canadian business community as a thought-leader, an early adopter of technology and a trusted advisor to growing companies of all shapes and sizes. In this episode of The Swear Jar, he shares his broad view of how and why organizations are going to emerge post-pandemic.
I Think We Have a Loose Connection
Establishing and sustaining a strong emotional bond is something every organization should place on senior leadership’s regular agenda and actively managing. The folks at Happeo have just released research addressing the degree to which employees actually feel connected to their organizations. Their Global Communications Manager, Jonathan Davies, walks us through the findings.
The D word: How to stop worrying and start communicating about inclusion, diversity & equity.
For Fearless Communicators, the whole ID&E thing can feel like a giant minefield full of personal and organizational risk. What if we use the wrong words? What if we need to admit that our organization has been less than stellar? How do we arm our executives? Our guest, Michael Kaneva, provides some guidance.
Leadership skills for the sh*t show ahead. Also goats.
Leaders need to get their organization's purpose sorted out and communicated across the organization as soon as possible. And employee communications teams need to focus on creating more communicators, not more communications.