As promised, here are the various references from yesterday’s presentation at the internal communications conference:
- The Neuroscience of Leadership from Strategy+Business magazine – a good start on how to change behaviours
- 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
- 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!