I’ve learnt that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
"I look for the ones that are passionate about creating positive change; because you can always develop a set of skills, but you can’t teach character. I've found that going on this journey helps bring out the best in people, it gives them fulfilment and benefits beyond the financial profit. Which is exactly what intrinsic motivation is all about. It's a win-win and it’s how we choose to do business. It’s the beginning of building a Conscious Brand." – Luke reflects on our recent Purpose-driven Community Talk; this month we unpacked the topic, ‘Inspiring employees to become brand advocates’.
More often than not if you want to communicate something that people ‘know and feel’ rather than simply ‘understand’, a visual is going to do that better than words.
The businesses who will thrive past ad blocking are those built on the core principles of the internet: innovation, equality and the ability for users to mold their experiences.
Do you want any easy, cruisey, expected, common life? Then surround yourself with people that agree with you. Or if you're looking to achieve something remarkable - in life, business or in a relationship - then challenge yourself. Embrace the abrasion.
On many occasions over the years, either in my head or, on the odd occasion, out loud I would say something along the lines of "You need to respect me more". But unfortunately, in much the same way that a genie can't make someone fall in love with you, you also cannot demand respect.
When people ask what I do, I always have to pause and work out how to explain my role.
Congratulations to the graduating Design and Communication students of Newcastle University 2015.
Individuals can now do what companies used to do; Companies now do what countries used to do; What can you do? As communicators, we have the potential to change the world.