All posts by My Word

March 8, 2021
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International Women’s Day (IWD) this year is about choosing to challenge. MyWord’s letter this year is from one business partner to another: a couple challenging the idea that you shouldn’t work with your spouse. From a husband to his wife: choosing to challenge the risk (however small!) that his wife is an any doubt about...
June 8, 2020
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Lockdown restrictions continue to be reduced. Everyone is hoping that we are through the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Have you been quietly hoping that, as lockdown eases, and some of the things we are missing so much are allowed to return, that life might be changed for the better? Of course, that will feel...
April 24, 2020
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We’re through week five of lockdown and it is a good  moment to reflect on how we are coping with our new and changed circumstances. Especially as the COVID-19 outbreak continues, and the UK lockdown looks set to continue through next month and beyond… At MyWord we got to talking about the word ‘cope’ and...
April 16, 2020
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Digital meetings using video have quickly become mainstream activity during lockdown. Making it easier to see each other and speak to each other helps us to collaborate better. At MyWord we’ve been thinking about how best to prepare for a successful digital meeting, and how to use video calls with maximum impact and consideration for...
April 6, 2020
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Working from home isn’t as easy as it looks, but running a team without being together is really difficult. The MyWord team have been thinking about what makes a virtuous ‘virtual line manager’? Here are our seven suggestions for how to lead successfully when your team are in isolation. Download full guide  MyWord_VirtualLineManager Establish rhythm...
March 30, 2020
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  Suddenly working from home has gone from occasional benefit to permanent reality. How are you finding it? Not as easy as it looks maybe? At MyWord we’ve put our heads together and come up with eight key steps to help you make it work for you. Download full guide MyWord_WorkingFromHome Create a routine Routine is...
March 5, 2020
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Two of my favourite days of the year fall in the same week this year – International Women’s Day and World Book day. For many of my friends World Book Day creates a sense of utter panic as you have to persuade, and provide for, your child to go school as a suitable character – from a book,and not a movie!...
March 8, 2019
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At MyWord we strive never to judge anyone for anything… International Women’s Day is a cause close to our hearts at MyWord. As a business we thrive on an inclusive culture that brings together the broad experiences and insights of the people we work with. We believe that supporting people to work somewhere that works...
March 7, 2018
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  International Women’s Day (IWD) is close to our hearts – as colleagues, leaders, parents and daughters, we want to be part of a world that values everybody for who they are. We were thinking about how best to celebrate IWD 2018 and I thought actually I would just like to write an open letter...
July 24, 2017
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Wise words… One of our favourite programmes that we run is our writing workshop. Inherent in this is our passion for using ‘powerful’ words to bring your content to life. By choosing the right words you really speak to people. By choosing the wrong words you can also alienate people. That is why within our...
April 25, 2017
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We often talk about how brave you need to be to truly take a leadership position. It’s not easy. But businesses aspire to lead all the time. As they should. Often they have the resources to make a difference. But you need to be brave. In recent weeks, Kate Middleton (with help from her husband...
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