33 episodes

Business Communications Strategist, Jenni Field, shares tips and advice on how to take your organisation or team from chaos to calm. In these 15 minute episodes Jenni covers a variety of topics from employee communications, organisational culture, leadership and hybrid working.

Redefining Communications with Jenni Field Jenni Field

    • Business
    • 4.8 ‱ 19 Ratings

Business Communications Strategist, Jenni Field, shares tips and advice on how to take your organisation or team from chaos to calm. In these 15 minute episodes Jenni covers a variety of topics from employee communications, organisational culture, leadership and hybrid working.

    Chaos to calm: How to know if leadership is for you S3 E10

    Chaos to calm: How to know if leadership is for you S3 E10

    In the final episode of series three, Jenni talks about how to know if leadership is for you. She looks at how we behave and the traits we need to be aware of in ourselves if we want to embark on a leadership journey. Jenni shares the different definitions of leadership and management, the varying styles of leadership, some of the broader insights about behaviours, and they all link together. She also talks about trust and credibility too. 
     
    That brings us to the end of season three! Thank you very much for listening! 
     
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
     
    Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss
    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/unleashed-the-unapologetic-leader-s-guide-to-empowering-everyone-around-you/9781633697041?aid=9752 
    Blog by Jenni Field - It's not disengagement, it's distrust trust
    https://redefiningcomms.com/its-not-disengagement-its-distrust-trust/ 
    Definitions & distinctions
    “Leadership is about empowering other people as a result of your presence – and making sure the impact continues in your absence’ Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss
    “Leadership requires you to be present to the needs, abilities and potential of other people.” Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morris
     

    Author


    Leadership


    Management


    Warren Bennis


    Leaders are people who do the right thing


    Managers are people who do things right


    John Kotter


    Leadership is about coping with change


    Management is about coping with complexity


    Abraham Zaleznik


    Leaders are concerned with what things mean to people


    Managers are concerned about how things get done


    John Mariotti


    Leaders are the architects


    Managers are the builders

     
     
    Podcast: Chaos to Calm: Why we need unity in our leadership teams S3 E3
    https://redefiningcomms.com/podcast/chaos-to-calm-why-we-need-unity-in-our-leadership-teams-s3-e3/ 

    • 9 min
    Chaos to calm: Understanding the difference between empathy and compassion S3 E9

    Chaos to calm: Understanding the difference between empathy and compassion S3 E9

    In this episode, Jenni talks about the differences between compassion and empathy. She asks whether we need it, if we can build and grow it, and addresses some of the myths around empathy, especially when it comes to leadership. She also discusses how trust links to leadership and how this is all connected. Jenni looks at different aspects to consider when you are trying to build and grow empathy or if you are advising leaders on how they might want to do things a little differently.
     
    Thank you for listening! 
     
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
     
    Poles Apart by Alison Goldsworthy, Laura Osborne and Alexandra Chesterfield
    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/poles-apart-why-people-turn-against-each-other-and-how-to-bring-them-together/9781847942951?aid=9752 
     
    7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey
    https://uk.bookshop.org/a/9752/9780762408337
     
    Empathy: Why It Matters, And How To Get It by Roman Krznaric
    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/empathy-why-it-matters-and-how-to-get-it/9781846043857?aid=9752 
     
    Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown
    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/atlas-of-the-heart-mapping-meaningful-connection-and-the-language-of-human-experience/9781785043772?aid=9752

    • 10 min
    Chaos to calm: How to communicate sustainability and purpose inside organisations S3 E8

    Chaos to calm: How to communicate sustainability and purpose inside organisations S3 E8

    This is a topic that our Twitter followers wanted Jenni to delve into further. In this episode, Jenni shares a little bit about sustainability and the chaos surrounding it by exploring the eight things we need to think about when communicating about this subject internally. Jenni will also shake the dust off a blog from 2019 about purpose and discuss viewpoints in further detail.
     
    Thank you for listening! 
     
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
     
    Podcast: Calm Edged Rebels Why purpose matters S3 E11
    https://calmedgedrebels.com/why-purpose-matters/ 
     
    Blog: The purpose and the how
    https://redefiningcomms.com/the-purpose-and-the-how/ 
     
    Find out more about purpose-led and purpose-driven organisations in Influential Internal Communication by Jenni Field.
    https://redefiningcomms.com/influential-internal-communication-book-jenni-field/

    • 13 min
    Chaos to calm: Culture, employee lifecycle and improving the employee experience S3 E7

    Chaos to calm: Culture, employee lifecycle and improving the employee experience S3 E7

    In recent years, we have seen an increase in the conversations about the employee experience and how this links to the culture of an organisation. What we often miss, is the component parts of that experience. We don’t take time to look at each element of the employee life cycle and how the experience feels. 
     
    In this episode, Jenni talks through the stages of the employee life cycle and how culture plays a part in improving the overall experience.
     
    Thank you for listening! 
     
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
     
    Download: Redefining culture
    https://redefiningcomms.com/downloads/ 
     
    Rebel Ideas – The power of thinking differently by Matthew Syed
    https://uk.bookshop.org/books/rebel-ideas-the-power-of-thinking-differently/9781529348408?aid=9752 
     
    Podcast: Chaos to Calm: Hybrid working S1 E1
    https://redefiningcomms.com/podcast/chaos-to-calm-hybrid-working-s1-e1/ 

    • 10 min
    Chaos to calm: What are the best tools to help you prioritise? S3 E6

    Chaos to calm: What are the best tools to help you prioritise? S3 E6

    Do you love a post-it note? Is that enough to help you focus on the most critical things on your ever-growing “urgent” list? Prioritising can be hard at the best of times and in this episode, Jenni helps you by sharing three tools from her toolkit. She looks at the chaos that comes from a lack of prioritisation. And touches on the importance of clarity for your team to ensure you’re being realistic and fair to yourself as part of the process.
     
    Thank you for listening! 
     
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
    Podcast: Chaos to Calm: Managing stakeholders S2 E6
    https://redefiningcomms.com/podcast/chaos-to-calm-managing-stakeholders-s2-e6/ 
    Podcast: Chaos to Calm: Staying focused S1 E3
    https://redefiningcomms.com/podcast/chaos-to-calm-staying-focused-s1-e3/ 

    • 9 min
    Chaos to calm: What does an internal communications function do? S3 E5

    Chaos to calm: What does an internal communications function do? S3 E5

    In this episode, Jenni discusses the role of the internal communications function and the five-step model to get started. She will help you think about what your company might already have in place, and how this could be improved.
     
    Thank you for listening!
     
    Keep the conversation going, ask questions and share your thinking by joining the Redefining Communications community, and connecting with Jenni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
    Resources:
     
    Blog: How to master internal communication when you are not a communications professional
    https://redefiningcomms.com/how-to-master-internal-communication-when-youre-not-a-communications-professional/
     
    Blog: What is internal communication?
    https://redefiningcomms.com/what-is-internal-communication/
     
    Influential Internal Communication by Jenni Field
    https://redefiningcomms.com/influential-internal-communication-book-jenni-field/

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

*forevercurious* ,

A must listen for everyone working in communications

This weekend, I used travel time to listen to all 20 episodes of this podcast. It was excellent - interesting, informative and easy to follow. All communications professionals should listen. I loved the references to further reading and TV programmes, so I’m now looking forward to working through that list. Jenni chose very thoughtful examples to help get points across and bring colour to what was being explained (the bread and skywriting analogy will stay with me). It’s five stars from me!

piggiesarecute ,

Informative and full of content

Informative, interesting and I like the fact it’s short, bullet point format full of content in a short episode

Carly Cannings ,

Full of great tips and relevant advice

I listened to the episode managing remotely and found it really insightful. Jenni was so easy to listen to and covered lots of practical advice that I’m sure many leaders will find incredibly valuable. I’m looking toward to listening to the next episode. I would definitely recommend tuning in.

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