Strategic communication planning checklist

Strategic communication planning checklist

With strategic planning season already in full swing, we checked in with our Kademy coaches to see if they had any tips for Communications leaders putting together strategic plans and budgets while facing the rollercoaster of uncertainty that will likely stick with us...
The role of communications in a VUCA world

The role of communications in a VUCA world

The term VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) has taken on new significance since the beginning of the global pandemic and the role of communications in enabling organisations to survive, and even thrive, in this ever-shifting environment cannot be...
Roundtable write-up: culture communications

Roundtable write-up: culture communications

Planning your return to office strategy? Looking to boost performance through shared values and behaviours? Elevating diversity and inclusion as critical needs? Bringing employees together in a merger? Almost every communicator we know would raise their hands at one...
The power of communications leadership coaching

The power of communications leadership coaching

“Can you help me think like an executive and really understand what matters to them?” Ever asked this question of yourself? This is how Julie*, a smart and successful communications manager and Kademy member began our recent coaching call. Julie shared that her first...
Be more Barreleye: 3 tips for boosting resilience

Be more Barreleye: 3 tips for boosting resilience

Experiencing major change creates stress – and we know that the negative emotions associated with stress, such as fear and anxiety, activate the amygdala in your brain that switches you into fight-or-flight mode. When your brain is constantly in this survival mode,...
Benchmarking the return to office

Benchmarking the return to office

As businesses amend their policies and procedures for future ways of working and different preferences, communications leaders are navigating unprecedented complexity and many unknowns. “It was much easier to get people to leave the office than it is to get them to...
3 ways to create more inclusive communications

3 ways to create more inclusive communications

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s model above illustrates how, in System 1 thinking, the brain reinforces our intrinsic biases and motivations to influence our behaviour. Here, we instinctively gravitate to what’s familiar to us, to people who look like us, and to...
10 pieces of advice for restructuring your comms team

10 pieces of advice for restructuring your comms team

During a recent Kademy roundtable, Designing Resilient Organisational Structures, comms leaders from a variety of industries shared their advice, decisions, and strategies for restructuring their functions to achieve greater alignment with business priorities, upskill...