The secret of communicating change


The secret of communicating change. In today’s episode Judith Germain speaks to Ben Baker about how to communicate more effectively through change. He shares that the brand is only as valuable as its unhappiest employee. When you focus on process rather than people, change management activities will always fail. They discuss how breaking trust damages the reputation internally and externally to the company. Judith considers the folly of going through change programmes and restricting real communication to a small number of affected employees, and to the bare minimum of communication. 

Ben outlines the key steps of communication organisations must initiate and complete to make change happen appropriately. Judith explains that leaders are as good as the stories that they tell. They discuss how to communicate the best story.

Listen to this conversation to understand how to tell the right story and in the language that the listener can hear and respond to.

Ben helps companies tell their story more effectively inside their company. Helping to build brand, culture and value from the inside out. He is a 2x author, 10 year podcaster and been involved in change based communication for the last 25 years.

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Ben Baker can be found on LinkedIn here. His website is here.

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Judith Germain is the Leading Authority on Maverick Leadership and has been defining Mavericks as wilfully independent people since 2005. She empowers business owners, leaders, the C-Suite and organisations to thrive in complex, constantly changing environments. She is a consultant, mentor, trainer and speaker. Judith is also the Founder of the Maverick Paradox and Maverick Paradox Media. She is HRZone's Leadership Columnist, a Brainz 500 Influential Leader and author of The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders. Her expert opinion is sought after by national press, radio and trade press. Judith is also Editor of The Maverick Paradox Magazine, Host of the Maverick Paradox Podcast, and The Maverick Paradox @ KLDR Online Leadership Development Radio. Do you know how influential you are? Invest 5 mins of your time and take the Scorecard to find out: https://amplify your influence.score Click the contact us button to find out how to hire Judith, or ask her to appear on your show or in your publication.


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