About Dan Leonard

Based in the Netherlands, I’ve been working on intranets and digital workplaces for over 12 years. Mainly in financial services for Learning & Development, HR and Corporate Communication functions. I am interested in the skills required by Intranet Managers and Digital Workplace Leaders now and in the future.

The DNA of a great intranet manager

Are there common skills and personality types which make certain people more likely to succeed at intranet management? Does the shift from intranet management to social intranet and digital workplaces roles require a different skill set or personality type? Having recently taken several personality tests and spent time analysing my own work style,  I decided to analyze […]

What’s your (intranet) job title?

This post looks at the different job titles for those managing intranets and suggests some ways to make recruiting and defining your role easier. Whether you are looking for your next role or recruiting for a new star player in your team, a great job title is key. In this day of SEO, the right […]

What does 2016 hold for managers of intranets & digital workplaces?

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs It’s the start of the year and so time to make some wildly, sweeping predictions for the future. Except I have no idea what the […]

Would you study to become an intranet manager?

Do you have a formal intranet management qualification? I am guessing not. Like many you probably made your way into intranet management indirectly. Perhaps you ‘fell’ into it? Or it was natural progression from your earlier roles. With the recent release of the UK GCSE and A’level results (well done btw to all of you […]

Networking for introverted Intranet Managers

We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all. The breakfast club @wedge recently tweeted a list of UK conferences for intranet folks. Great, conferences are awesome and always an opportunity to network right? Well, er, yeah. Except I am an introvert. My idea of hell is a ‘networking […]

Are you an intranet Premier League star player?

As the football season in the UK kicks off we once again begin to hear talk of team work, star players and #winning. Which new signings will flourish, which will flounder and which players will find a new lease of life in their team? How does this relate to intranet managers? We might not be as […]