on life, leadership,
Our perspective on life, leadership, and engagement.
- On the Engaging Leader podcast, we share communication and leadership principles, and tell stories that illustrate putting those principles into practice.
- The Workforce Health Engagement podcast explores strategies to improve your employees’ health and productivity — and to protect your bottom line.
We’re excited to announce that we are rebranding as Workforce Communication and expanding our team to be more nimble, responsive, and creative for clients.
This new name better reflects the focus we’ve always had. When we’ve tested this phrase with CEOs, HR execs, and other business leaders, they immediately “get” what we mean. It accurately captures our mission of using the power of communication to help organizations enhance the well-being and performance of their people.
Data shows that organizations that communicate effectively with their workforce deliver better results (and that’s what we do):
- Attract top people
- Engage employees fully
- Achieve a superior bottom-line
Our new website is WorkforceCommunication.com, or you can use the shortcut WorkFC.com. Our email addresses will change to the format [email protected]
Please let us know what you think about the rebrand! We know you may have suggestions, as well as questions about how things will work going forward. We’d love to hear from you and help you feel excited about our rebrand.
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~ James Patterson
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