Weekly Spherical-Up: Amazon’s Massive Mission Change, Worker Communicators in Excessive-Demand, Management Coach or Counsel?, Inside Comms Mannequin, Be Passionate About Range

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

This Week’s Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Jeff Bezos Signals a Huge Shift in Amazon’s Mission
    By Jon Picoult (@JonPicoult), Watermark Consulting

    Jeff Bezos made an important addition the company mission and it focuses on their employees.

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his 2020 Shareholder Letter, and about a quarter of the way into the 4,000-word missive, he signaled an important shift in Amazon’s strategic focus:…”

  • Sexy and Employee Communications? It’s Happening
    By Mark Dollins (@MrNorthstar via @Culpwrit), Culpwrit

    Employee communicators are in high-demand and students and young pros should take note.

    “Ever seen the words “sexy” and “employee communications” used together? In the world of PR and Communications, chances are pretty good that most communication students don’t see that combination much, if ever. In fact, based on how many academic institutions offer full-semester classes on employee communications, it’s doubtful most communication students know much about the topic at all…”
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  • The Field Model™: How Internal Communicators Can Create Real Change in Their Organizations
    By Jennie Field (@mrsjennifield and @bananatag), Bananatag

    This internal communications model to help understand, diagnose, and fix issues in your organization for the long term

    “Recently an article appeared on the BBC news website about a call to ban out-of-hours emails from bosses. The article said that the pressure to reply to emails “isn’t sustainable”. And members of the trade union Prospect called for the UK government to give employees a legally binding “right to disconnect”—banning bosses from “routinely emailing or calling” outside set working hours…”
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  • How Overwhelmed Leaders Can Still Be Passionate About Diversity
    By Arthur Woods (@ArthurWoods via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Get 3 ways to keep diversity and inclusion efforts moving forward, even when you’re feeling overworked.

    Almost every business leader now finds themselves overworked, Zoomed out and attempting a heroic balancing act — trying to regain stability following an unprecedented year of change, bracing themselves for the potential of more change with the thought of workforce departures, all while trying to keep diversity and inclusion efforts progressing after becoming an urgent focus…”


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