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Our “Employee Experience” research receives a Gold Quill Award from IABC!

This week the Brilliant Ink team headed to the concrete jungle of New York to celebrate winning an Excellence Award in this year’s IABC Gold Quill Awards program for our “Employee Experience Survey” research. The now award-winning research is available to download here. The IABC Gold Quill Awards are the highest honor a communications program can receive...

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Marissa Mayer- it’s her right to be wrong

We’re excited to have a guest blogger featured on the Brilliant Blog this week. Neil Cohen shares his insights on Yahoo’s new no work from home policy.Late last week, Yahoo’s head of Human Resources sent an email to all employees outlining a new policy in which any employee with a work-from-home arrangement will now be required to work in a...

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Can Livestrong live on?

“It’s great when a celebrity’s halo spreads a bright glow over a charity, but on the flip side, a tarnished reputation can leave a dark mark that is almost impossible to erase.” – Daryl Travis, founding partner and CEO of Brandtrust, in an opinion piece for the New York TimesLike most Americans this week, I’m watching with rapt attention as...

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New Year’s Resolutions

When the year ends, I like to take a moment to look back and reflect on the year’s events- the good, the bad, the happy and the sad all come together to make each year special and unique. I also like to think about what my goals were for the previous year and how I achieved them. My goal for...

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Grief and the workplace

Like most Americans, I’ve been struggling to make sense of the terrible events in Newtown last Friday. I’ve watched my friends on Facebook line up on either side of the gun control issue, reflect on the need for greater mental health resources, and urge some kind of action to hopefully bring an end to the awful cycle of violence that...

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This year Thanksgiving falls on November 22 (aka, tomorrow) which is the earliest date it could possibly be. I don’t know about you, but this early Thanksgiving certainly has snuck up on me. It seems like we were just carving pumpkins and dressing up in costumes so it’s hard to believe that it’s already time to carve turkeys and eat...

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Live from YamJam ’12!

UPDATED 10/30 3 p.m. The last session of YamJam is happening now! I’m participating in a compelling discussion about the benefits of communicating as a community, entitled, “Working Social: Communication in the Era of Empowered Employees” with panelists from Disney/ABC TV, Southern Company and Anheuser-Busch. ...

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The Mess Before the Masterpiece

Sounds of frustration filled my kitchen as my daughter worked on a poem for her first grade teacher. “Ugh, I should’ve used pencil,” she said. “I keep messing up.”My response? “Well then, you are a real writer. We never get it quite right on the first try.”One of my favorite writings about writing is by Anne Lamott: “Shitty First Drafts,”...

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