All posts by John Gerstner

John Gerstner, CEO of Communitelligence, (whose slogan is “All of us are smarter than one of us”) is a nationally-recognized strategic communications expert and thought leader whose work has spanned 30 years and 30 countries on five continents. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on internal communications, intranets, enterprise social networks and business innovation. Gerstner was a corporate communications consultant for Florida Blue from 2010 through 2014. Earlier in his career he managed internal communications for John Deere, where he built the program to include a corporate magazine, intranet, employee video program and annual communicator’s conference. While at Deere, Gerstner also led the launch of JohnDeere.com, managed environmental and safety communications and was author and creative director of Genuine Value—The John Deere Journey, an award-winning coffee-table corporate history book. In 2001 Gerstner founded Communitelligence, an online learning community for corporate communicators. He has received more than 50 communication awards during his career, including 13 prestigious IABC Gold Quills. In 1992, he received IABC’s District 4 Director's Award. In 1994 he was named IABC/Iowa Communicator of the Year.

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Mar'16

‘Glance Journalism’ and 10 Things Employees Should Know About Their Jobs

CommDigest for Week of March 14, 2016 – Subscribe to CommDigest newsletter ‘Glance Journalism’ is here. Milennials (and the rest …

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Mar'16

Time to reflect, rethink and recharge?

CommDigest for Week of March 7, 2016 – Subscribe to CommDigest newsletter Is The ‘Employee Engagement Survey’ Really Confidential? Good …

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Feb'16

Why and how you should be talking to your professional peers

Everything I know about professional learning and development, I learned from my Dad, a highly successful farmer, if I may …

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Dec'15

The best 7.5 hours you’ll ever spend at work

Just to be clear, I don’t hate business conferences. I just hate what they do to me. All too often …

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Oct'15

You’re Fired: Editing Twitter’s Layoff Memo

Twitter’s direct and succinct CEO memo divulging plans to “part ways with up to 336 people from across the company” …

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Sep'15

When the Talk Gets Tough, The Tough Get Centered

Most husbands shudder like little puppies when their wife says those four little words: “We have to talk.” Many business …

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Sep'15

Slogging Toward the Social Organization – Part 2

Value flows in multiple directions on an activity stream. For individual employees, this stream of information, concise in text and …

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Aug'15

Eight Great Pluses for Peer Learning

I just experienced the most interesting professional learning event I’ve ever attended. It took less than an hour and I …

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Aug'15

Slogging Toward the Social Organization – Part 1

I wrote this 3,000-word article for the May, 2015 Workforce Solutions Review magazine, published by the International Association for Human …

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Jul'15

My Mother Should Wash Our Mouths Out With Soap

Hello Tiger Team and thank your for joining me in this Come to Jesus Meeting. In the next few minutes …

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