How to prepare your inbox and home office for a fresh start in 2021

The founder of Working Simply knows that the end of the year often calls for a clean-up. But as we leave the chaos of 2020 behind us, it’s more important than ever to begin anew.

The finish line is in sight: 2020 will soon be behind us. Good riddance, hallelujah, and amen. As you exhale after a tumultuous year, now is the time to clean out and set yourself up for a productive, successful new year.

15 business principles on leadership, building brand confidence, followership and the new Workorder

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Linda Hamman is the CEO of Talk2Us, an agency that specialises in internal communication and building brands. A Civitas team member sat down with Linda to discuss how she started Talk2Us, leadership, managing people and doing meaningful work.

The rise of the Glass Box Brands

We’ve had many guests on our Sparking Discovery show on Talk2Us Live in the last while and we have soaked up the insights, experiences and advice received from them. One thing that has struck me is the amount of times the conversation has ventured into the areas of people, purpose & culture and how those impact on performance.

Understanding and Shaping Organizational Culture – Internal Communication’s Key Role

Culture eats strategy for breakfast,’ management consultant Peter Drucker once said – and we definitely think this can be true. Companies disconnecting the two may be risking their success. However, while the majority of organizations spend lots of time and effort developing strategies and plans, the way people will work to deliver these can quickly be overlooked – resulting in a misalignment between strategy and the culture required to deliver the desired results. But if there are people in your organization, there will be a culture of some nature.

Our brains are malleable. We’re not BORN like this… whatever this is

This blog post is tailored especially for leaders in business, and in life, is about understanding that our brains are malleable, and that we can apply techniques to counteract our instincts. We’re not BORN like this… whatever this is.

Neuroplasticity forms part of the Neuroscience basket of techniques and practices that we can use to determine the outcomes of our actions. These techniques are powerful in business but can be used as powerfully as an individual. Charles recently spoke about The Neuroscience of trust – Trust being one of the most important factors required in building healthy relationships. Part of his content questioned how one would practically go about implementing neuroscience techniques.

The Neuroscience of Trust

Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement—all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin—shown to facilitate collaboration and teamwork—Zak has developed a framework for creating a culture of trust and building a happier, more loyal, and more productive workforce.

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