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June 26, 2015

Communications 101 for Execs

Super interesting article about what bothers employees most about their bosses. Worth a read because it is a reminder of how the most basic things make a difference. The survey among 1,000 employees was conducted by Interact/Harris Interactive and I read about it first on...

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June 24, 2015

CEO activism spreading….

It seems that CEOs are inching towards the deeper end of the CEO activism spectrum. In my last post, I mentioned the emergence of this slow-boil trend but this was before the recent tragic event in the US that has prodded several CEOs to call for...

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June 16, 2015

Reputation on my mind

Love this quote from the CEO of Dow, Andrew Liveris. Reputation is taking up more and more of a CEO's preoccupation. Nice to see it confirmed at the highest level.  "The one thing that I think is a common to that change is how much overlapping...

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June 13, 2015

A reputation for incivility about to change

I was intrigued to see this article about France's multimillion-euro tourist investment in making the country more welcoming or having a more "civil reputation." France realized that in order to increase tourism to the country and insure that more jobs are available, they'd have to insure...

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June 6, 2015

Infographing Your Next Generation Leadership Team

Thought this was an interesting way to announce a new management team lineup. The new CEO of Cisco Chuck Robbins wrote on the company blog about his choices for his "next generation" executive team. He named 10 people and explains why each is the ideal choice. Interestingly,...

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May 28, 2015

Finding Your Team’s Swing

I recently found this mention about new CEO Satya Nadella of Microsoft on teams. Nadella had suggested in his early memo to employees that he liked a particular book,  The Boys in the Boat on the 1936 U.S. Olympic crew team. He said it was "a great story of how commitment, determination,...

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May 26, 2015

CEOs add HR to their responsibilities…

On top of everything else, CEOs are now the new HR Directors. In a study conducted by Universum, many leaders assign the CEO as primarily talent magnet. CEOs share this responsibility with marketing who help shape the employer brand through communications, social media and customer-facing...

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May 23, 2015

Goldfish have longer attention spans than us. Go figure.

I have written before on this blog about how difficult it is for companies to build a reputation, tell their story or even apologize in a time of crisis when we live in a world of hyper-distraction. Who remembers when they last finished an article...

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