Using Communications to Transform from Researcher to Thought Leader Rodney Harrell, PhD @DrUrbanPolicy AARP Public Policy Institute
You may make new friends, but not everyone will be your friend. That is okay.
Sharing more than just our work #911Day
The final step: • Acceptance. • You may be a communicator, even if you don’t realize it. • Improving communications is a task shared across the team.
5 thoughts from our work • Recognize the shared role in getting the word out. Work with the entire team. • Bring people along at different paces. We all need pioneers and culture change takes time. • Investigate and practice with available channels/platforms/tools to see which ones can be effective. • Don’t get hung up on any single interaction or experience (good or bad) – your reputation is complex and takes time to develop. • Promote individuals and the organization.
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