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A framework for communications spring cleaning

A framework for communications spring cleaning

It’s spring. Time to upgrade things going out of style, time to store the things that don’t fit right now and time to retire the items we’re not using anymore. You can do this with your wardrobe if you want, but I’m not interested in your closet. I'm talking about your communications activity.

I have to ask, are you taking inventory of all the content and materials you’re generating and measuring the ROI at least once a year? If not, you should.

So you've hired a Communications Director, now what? Watch for these three landmines.

So you've hired a Communications Director, now what? Watch for these three landmines.

I work with churches every week desperate to fill or "fix" a communications role with someone who has the passion and skill set to help with their communications activity. Unfortunately, many candidates who take on that communications role aren't equipped to succeed once they’re in it. Here are three common landmines I've seen sabotage best laid plans and promising new hires:

Five ways I get things done with ADD

Five ways I get things done with ADD

I live my life in bursts: work and play, schedule and spontaneity.  With a simple framework, I am at my best in this variety. It engages my heart and intellect in every way. Colors are vibrant. Neurons fire. Things connect. I am productive. I am in the zone.