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Author:Kate Brinkerhoff

How to get your mojo back after a flop

  Whether you work at a growing start-up or your company’s name has turned into a verb, you’re going to have setbacks—big and small. You’ve probably experienced this a few times over the course of your career, and if not, call me. I’ll share a few of my spectacular screw-ups.   So, how do you recover gracefully? Here are some ideas (and hiding...

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internal communications storytelling

Back to the basics: storytelling!

Back to the basics: storytelling!   Here at Brilliant Ink, we believe deeply in the power of storytelling. We don't accept that any communications—particularly those highlighting some of the most important elements of the employee experience—has to be boring. Through our experience writing all sorts of internal communications, we’ve developed the following guiding principles to ensure your communications will inspire enthusiasm—not yawns. Know...

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editing

I deleted “just” from everything I wrote. Here’s what happened.

We all have a word that manages to creep into nearly every Slack message or email. Mine is “just.” “I’m just circling back with you to see…” “I just thought about this…” “That’s just the right amount of…” I counted, and one day I wrote the word “just” 11 times. Yikes. It was time for a word detox. So, for a week,...

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Change Management

Times they are a changin’. Here’s what to do about it.

Times they are a changin’. Here’s what to do about it. 2016 has been a weird year. Forget the presidential election for a minute, and reflect on how many changes have occurred at your company since last year. Whether the changes were planned, completely unexpected or somewhere in between, let’s face it: change is the only constant. So, knowing this, how do...

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Pave the way for your people

Few things make me happier than celebrating the achievements of women and seeing people rally around International Women’s Day. This week, I couldn’t get enough of Facebook posts, articles and shout-outs to strong, successful women who forged their own paths and took risks, big and small, to challenge themselves. How can you inspire your people (women and men) to climb higher...

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