Inside information about a range of high impact leadership and communications topics
Launching a communications advisory
It’s official! Otter Advisory 2.0 is now live. I’ve worn many hats in my career: crime reporter, technical writer, freelance ...
Cooking with words
Last week I wrote my 54-year writing biography on LinkedIn. It encompassed falling in love with...
Comms champions: Focus on André Schwämmlein, CEO of Flixbus
CEOs are naturally authorities - they lead companies, after all. However, very few CEOs demonstrate...
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Marketing and communications: What's the difference?
In the last two weeks I have been asked this question more than once. Having worked mostly in large...
I tried to break up with my phone
I tried to break up with my phone. It didn't go that well.
Five things I learned from novel-writing
Here are five things I learned writing and publishing two novels that are relevant to my work today:
Fixing the disconnect - Time for leaders to scrap their cognitive biases and communicate for impact
The disconnect between leaders and employees is real and urgent. Here are some thoughts on...
Caddies and players. Angels and founders. Pitching and pitches.
First warning: I'm not a very good golfer, but I'm very good at watching it on TV. My favourite...
Comms champions - the early stage leaders who are acing it
Early stage leaders are their own corporate communications department. On top of founding a...