On Point: Bringing Humanity to Leadership Communications
Episode 9: 5 Critical Post-Pandemic Decisions Employers Need to Make & Communicate Now

Episode 9: 5 Critical Post-Pandemic Decisions Employers Need to Make & Communicate Now

June 28, 2021

As vaccination rates climb and COVID-19 case counts fall, many employers are starting to consider whether and how to bring people back to work. But it’s not simple. We’re living—and working—in a new world. In this episode, Andrea Lekushoff is joined by Broad Reach Communication’s Vice President David Scott to provide an overview of our most recent thought leadership report and discuss five difficult-but-critical questions that employers have to consider and start communicating about immediately.

Episode 8: Virtual Communication – The Ivey Baylor Collaboration

Episode 8: Virtual Communication – The Ivey Baylor Collaboration

June 15, 2021

The pandemic has sent the business world online, making virtual communication skills more important than ever. In this episode, Andrea Lekushoff is joined by Jana Seijts, professor at the Ivey Business School and co-founder of the Ivey Baylor Collaboration which provides real-world experiences to undergraduate and MBA students across borders. Listen as Andrea and Jana discuss best practices in building relationships and collaborating effectively online.

Episode 7: The Focus Effect - Change Your Work, Change Your Life

Episode 7: The Focus Effect - Change Your Work, Change Your Life

May 26, 2021

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's that accommodation, flexibility and trust is paramount in the workplace. In this episode, Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff sits down with Bruce Bowser, co-author of The Focus Effect, to discuss how to create a more balanced, healthy and successful way to work. With strategies ranging from practicing mindfulness to performing power work and creating a hyper productive workday, Bruce provides everything needed to activate the Focus Effect in your life.

Episode 6: The Biggest Mistakes Companies Make During a Crisis

Episode 6: The Biggest Mistakes Companies Make During a Crisis

April 29, 2021

Crisis preparedness is essential to an organization’s ability to be proactive during a crisis, make the best decisions and emerge stronger than before. In this episode, David Scott (strategic communication advisor and vice president at Broad Reach Communications) joins President Andrea Lekushoff to discuss three things companies need to do to get ready for a crisis — and four steps they should take when that crisis actually strikes.

Episode 5: How Communications Has Never Been So Important with IABC Toronto President Russell Baker

Episode 5: How Communications Has Never Been So Important with IABC Toronto President Russell Baker

April 6, 2021

With all the changes affecting the business world during the COVID-19 crisis, communication has never been more important. Today, communications is leadership. In this episode, Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff is joined by Russell Baker, corporate spokesperson for Toronto Hydro and president of IABC Toronto, to discuss the evolving role of communicators throughout the pandemic and how IABC Toronto is responding.

Episode 4: Leveraging Improv Skills to Hone Your Virtual Leadership

Episode 4: Leveraging Improv Skills to Hone Your Virtual Leadership

March 16, 2021

Virtual leadership requires a cultivated skillset and intentionality. In this episode, Bob Kulhan (comedian, actor, writer, professor, and CEO of Business Improv) joins Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff to discuss how leaders can overcome barriers to virtual communication and collaboration and build cohesion and chemistry in their teams by leveraging improv skills. He also demonstrates how energy, attitude and framing of language can influence others positively in a virtual environment.

Episode 3: Broad Reach Communications’ White Paper for Leadership Communications

Episode 3: Broad Reach Communications’ White Paper for Leadership Communications

September 9, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have been grappling with tough decisions and how to communicate them. How businesses and their leaders behave today will have long-reaching consequences for their future reputations.

In this episode, Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff provides an overview of our most recent white paper and provides ten communications best practices for business leaders to follow during the pandemic and beyond.

Episode 2: Making and Breaking Reputations During Times of Crisis

Episode 2: Making and Breaking Reputations During Times of Crisis

May 4, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reputations of many companies and business leaders have been made and broken. Whether leaders are aware of it or not, companies are constantly being scrutinized for how decisions are handled and communicated during this crisis.

In this episode, Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff shares her insights on how leaders can bring humanity to their communications approach and inspire others through action. 

Episode 1: Communications Best Practices for Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 1: Communications Best Practices for Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 4, 2020

With all the changes affecting the business world during the COVID-19 crisis, communication has never been more important. Most companies are going through tough times and making difficult decisions. But what varies from company to company is how those decisions are being handled and communicated.

Join Broad Reach president Andrea Lekushoff for a look at some of the specific tactics that Broad Reach has been advising clients to use while communicating during this unprecedented crisis. 

Podcast Introduction

Podcast Introduction

May 4, 2020

Exploring how leadership communications can—and must—evolve to meet the growing expectations of today’s changing business world.

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