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CommCore’s Top 5 Blogs of 2013

Our top blogs of 2013 gave insight and advice on dealing with Crisis missteps, information leaks, and operational crises. For 2014, two suggestions – one for Crisis prevention, one for reputation enhancement: Reactive: organizations need to shore up brand monitoring and protection, due to the speed with which information can spread across social media. Read more

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool

Check out this great article in Forbes about the many useful ways to use storytelling as a strategic leadership tool.  As a coach, I strongly agree with the concepts and see the realization of storytelling’s great value in many critical professional situations. 
One particular point hit home for me.  The author, Paul Smith who is Director of Consumer & Communications Research at Procter & Gamble, says of storytelling:  “…it’s also good for…giving people coaching and feedback in a way that will be received as a welcome gift.” I couldn’t agree more.  Imagine how much more a person would embrace your feedback and be motivated to take corrective action if you packaged that critique within a helpful and relevant story.
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F-Bomb!

F-bombs, four letter words, and other profanity are popping up much more frequently in the media these days. The standards of what is acceptable — on cable, YouTube and movies – is evolving.  (Profanity on “over the air” TV and radio is still regulated by the FCC.  But even these restrictions are now in question following the 8-0 Supreme Court decision in favor of broadcasters who received fines from the FCC for indecency.) CommCore’s question: Are F-Bombs and other words as acceptable in the workplace or other professional environments?
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