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Better business insights help drive successful growth

The Challenge At a consumer goods and logistics company, writing was considered very important. Staff were producing meticulous memos and reports with vast amounts of detail. But top leaders were struggling to find business insights buried in all the information. How Kenning Helped Kenning piloted our Communicating Insights workshop

Better business insights help drive successful growth2023-10-06T01:35:07-04:00

Philip Holt of Undead Labs

Kenning Partner Daryl Ogden speaks with Philip Holt, head of Undead Labs, about his experiences running a gaming studio within the Xbox empire.  Philip explains his unusual introduction to the business of gaming, and why he found joining Undead to replace a charismatic founder both challenging and rewarding.  Daryl and Philip explore the deeper meaning of “State of Decay”, and how it might reflect on our own pandemic world.

Philip Holt of Undead Labs2023-01-18T11:37:54-05:00

Effective Business Communications in a World of Distraction

Join Kenning Partners Cathy Boeckmann and Jerry Stauduhar as they speak with Mike Merrill about the challenges facing strategic business communicators today. Despite a wealth of data–or maybe even because it is so plentiful–drawing out the “so what” and generating business insights seems ever more difficult.

Effective Business Communications in a World of Distraction2023-10-06T01:30:10-04:00

Getting the Most from Your Year-End Review

Kenning Partners Jennifer Lachance and Cathy Boeckmann discuss how you can get the most out of your end of year review.  They first look at two common but not ideal reflex reactions to feedback in reviews:  “Not Me” and “All Me”. Since neither of these stances engage much with what you are hearing, Jen suggests a different one:  “Let’s Talk”.  Here you approach the feedback with curiosity: you try to truly understand what your reviewer is telling you, and you work to integrate it into your understanding.  Jen delineates the power of this approach before, during, and after the review.  And she explains how using it at review time can have positive after effects throughout the coming year.

Getting the Most from Your Year-End Review2022-12-15T19:14:19-05:00

Best Practices for Virtual Training

Mike Merrill talks with Kenning Partner Jerry Stauduhar about what Kenning has learned over the past year or so about best practices for virtual training.  Jerry talks about how Kenning adapted to the new Zoom realities, and some of the major lessons they learned in the process: Deliver your content in small bites; mix up the modalities you work in; and lean into the performance, especially with your voice.  Jerry finishes up by explaining some of the benefits to virtual training, and explores the future of the virtual and hybrid training models.

Best Practices for Virtual Training2022-12-15T19:17:02-05:00
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