The gentle art of communicating bad news

Every organization faces the need to communicate bad news. This might be a poor financial result, product withdrawal, cyber security breach, or a restructure resulting in redundancies. While there is always a temptation to either cover up and move on, delivering bad news bluntly, or insensitively can be even more damaging to reputation. Last month …

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Scottie from Marketing Vs Hot Albo Vs the invisible man Vs Fat Clive

With a Federal election likely in early May we will probably face a long summer of political campaigning. Most pundits seem convinced that after the electorate rejected a policy heavy pitch from Bill Shorten at the last election, we won’t be seeing much of policy substance this time around. So, if it’s a ‘froth and …

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Have public company AGMs changed due to Covid forever?

The second quarter of the financial year heralds the season when public companies must hold their Annual General Meetings and communicate directly with shareholders, a process widely loathed by senior executives far and wide. Before the rise of shareholder activism in the last decade there was a trend by some boards to openly thumb their …

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