Internal communications conference references

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As promised, here are the various references from yesterday’s presentation at the internal communications conference:

  1. The Neuroscience of Leadership from Strategy+Business magazine – a good start on how to change behaviours
  2. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions by Gary Klein – an excellent book that should be required reading for anyone trying to understand or influence people’s decisions and actions
  3. Larry Brilliant’s excellent videocast from TED is here

My slides are also here.

Mark Barratt made reference to Bill Quirke’s Making the Connections: Using Internal Communication to Turn Strategy into Action.

We talked about blogs and where to start.  My best recommendation is to Google for a personal interest and “blog” and go from there.  For work, do the same with the area the organisation is working in.

Amongst my (too-long) list of blogs that I watch, I particularly recommend:

  • The Obvious – Euan Semple’s ongoing exploration of using social media in organisations
  • Black Belt Dojo – a blog focused on internal comms from Liam Fitzpatrick and Sue Dewhurst
  • Cognitive Edge – Dave Snowden’s always challenging and useful look at knowledge, leadership and the realities of working with people
  • Neville Hobson – leading edge thoughts on using social media and web 2.0 tools in PR
  • People, Passion and Principles – David Maister’s advice and experience on developing professional services (relevant to anyone supporting people supporting other people)
  • WorldChanging – posts on ideas to change the world
  • nfp 2.0 – great blog aimed squarely at the not-for-profit world and how social media can support it

We also talked about the importance of leadership.  I wrote recently about leadership specifically – the ebook is here – and other useful blogs include The Practice of Leadership and Leading Questions.

Don’t forget the commitments of myself, Mark and Olivia yesterday – we’re all more than happy to talk/mentor/console in future.  And use Media Trust’s Matching service!