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Best Practices

10 Years of Brilliance

This month, Brilliant Ink is celebrating 10 years, and rather than getting ourselves a big birthday gift, we’ve decided to give back. As a company, we feel it’s our responsibility to make the world a better place and we are honored to be able to share our resources with others. So, in celebration of 10 brilliant years, we’ve invited our...

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The Big Ten

If you ask people what’s significant about September 2008, most will cringe as they recall the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis that followed. But for Brilliant Ink, that date holds a lot more significance, as it marks the birth of our company. It seems a little crazy looking back now, to launch a business in the face...

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Doing More with Less

I’m sure I’m not alone here, but as a working parent with three small children, I am challenged every day to do more with less. More planning, more organizing, more thinking, more housework, more peacemaking, more teaching, and more learning. All with less time, less energy, less sleep, less focus, and less patience. People ask me all the time, “How do...

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Speaking Our Language: A Brilliant Career

We have brilliant friends at Brilliant Ink, and we’re excited to share their insights through our new series: Speaking Our Language. Here, we’ll be sitting down with experts to chat about all things employee experience to uncover even more ways to empower your people. First up, an interview with a recent retiree on what makes for an engaging career.   In today’s...

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block

“It’s hard to write, darling, but it’s harder not to” As communicators, writing is part of nearly everything we do in our professional and personal lives. Through our words we bring a company’s culture to life, convey tough financial or personnel news, or take a public stance on a topic that can either resonate with or goes against our values. Sometimes it...

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Finding Your Unique Strengths

When I imagine a career path I typically envision a straight diagonal line going up or the proverbial vertical ladder there to climb. But in my experience, none of these images resemble the reality that is a career. Career paths are more like a jungle gym where you play, discover, and gain strength. What I’ve learned about strengths is that you...

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Meaningful Connections

Making meaningful connections, instead of small talk

A few weeks ago, several Brilliant Inkies, myself included, attended ALI’s 5th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference in Boston. It was an excellent gathering of professionals representing a wide range of industries, organizations, geographies and backgrounds. (My colleague Becky, shared one of her personal highlights from Crayola, and Kate shared some of her all around favorite wicked smart takeaways.)   One of...

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Seven Wicked Smart Tips from Communications Experts

Do you ever leave a conference chock full of ideas and new contacts? After Advanced Learning Institute’s 5th Annual Strategic Comms Conference, I certainly did! If you missed it, check out some awesome nuggets (and sorry if you get a serious case of FOMO):   “Learn your employees’ love language.” - Speaker from Pernod Ricard What a great reminder to get to...

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