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Kate Brinkerhoff Angus

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Running addict. Creative writer. Employee experience enthusiast. Francophile. Snow seeker. Jersey girl.

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Could Internal Comms Have Saved Tiger King Joe Exotic?
Internal Communications

If Joe Exotic had thought about killer internal communications as much as his killer tigers, would the story have ended differently? Here are 4 IC opportunities that might’ve saved the Tiger King from his ultimate fate.

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3 Expert Tips from Strategic Internal Communicators at the ALI Conference
Internal Communications

What happens when you ask three top internal communicators their thoughts on industry trends and best practices? You get nothing short of brilliance!

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Why Work Affirmations Are So Darn Powerful
Just for Fun

Can a few sentences each morning make your team feel more confident, positive and bad ass? We think so! Here’s a deck of work affirmations that we’re all seriously hooked on and why we think they are they so powerful.

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5 Takeaways from Poppulo’s Communicators Forums
Best Practices

Ready to up your internal communications game? We heard from brilliant industry experts at the NYC and SF Poppulo Forums. Here are 5 takeaways that you can put into practice right away.

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Email Isn't Evil: Making Email An Effective Tool
Internal Communications

I was at a conference recently where one of the speakers made a bold statement. She said, “Email isn’t evil!” My first reaction was skepticism. What world does this woman live in?! But I kept listening because it really challenged my thinking, and I left with my own bold statement. So, here it goes: Email isn’t evil if it’s used the right way. 

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Sparking Joy & Tidying Up Your Digital Workplace
Best Practices

Employees can easily use upwards of five different collaboration tools in a day. How can you identify which tools increase productivity, and which ones are simply adding noise and distraction? We think Marie Kondo is onto something.

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Why It's Okay to Take a Break
Best Practices

Recently I had a serious case of not feeling motivated. It was one of those days where I woke up feeling like I had already hit a wall…and I wanted to wear yoga pants and nap at my desk.

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The Secret Ingredient to Engaging a Remote Team
Employee Experience

We’re a badass, bicoastal team – so when a client is looking for ways to better engage their people around the country or the globe, the first piece of advice we give them is to tap into empathy. What do we mean?

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Seven Wicked Smart Tips from Communications Experts
Best Practices

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!

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4 Peer-to-Peer Recognition Programs We Love
Best Practices

Peer-to-peer recognition programs uncover wins that a manager might not see, cultivate a more transparent culture, and encourage team work. Here are four of our favorite peer-to-peer recognition programs.

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Shake Up Your Next All Hands Meeting
Best Practices

When was the last time you refreshed your All Hands/Town Hall/All-Employee meeting? If you’re blushing or scratching your head in thought, it’s been too long.

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The #MeToo Movement
Best Practices

I’ve asked myself several times how internal communicators and HR professionals can address the #MeToo movement, especially if they’re in a more conservative environment. Here’s my advice to everyone no matter where you work: channel the many brave people who spoke out.

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