July 17, 2017

Work as a refuge

I wanted to share this post that I wrote for HBR on this idea I had on Sanctuary Companies or Work as a Refuge. It is based on our Civility in America ongoing research with Powell Tate and KRC Research and the learning that work...

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June 17, 2017

Uncivil Nation

The reputation of the United States is going south. In the recent Civility in America survey, our seventh wave since 2010, Weber Shandwick with Powell Tate and KRC Research found that American voters agreed that political incivility affects the reputation of the U.S. (86%); that uncivil comments...

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May 8, 2017

Handling a Crisis

McKinsey just released a report on how companies can prepare for corporate crises and why it is critical for such readiness. There are some notable pieces of advice that I wanted to share. Since we manage crises often at Weber Shandwick, I feel fairly schooled...

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April 30, 2017

Nameless faceless CEOs

The headline was America’s Invisible Bosses and naturally I was curious. The research by APPrise Mobile found that nearly one quarter (23%) of Americans who work in companies with over 500 employees (midsized) were not sure whether they could name their CEO. This was more...

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April 26, 2017

What makes a high-performing CEO?

You ought to read this article on what makes some CEOs successful and others not. There are lots of interesting things to learn from their 10 year old research study called the CEO Genome Project.  The researchers were able to identify what makes a high...

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April 16, 2017

Business response to the immigration ban

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travel to the United States, initially from seven predominantly Muslim countries that was later reduced to six countries. The action sparked protests around the country and the world, including responses from more...

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March 28, 2017

Reputation Tidbits

Gosh, it’s been a while since I posted. It’s been a nonstop quarter and I feel like I can breathe this weekend. So I thought I’d mention a few things that have been on my radar reputation-wise.First, Harris Poll RQ released their 2017 corporate reputation...

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February 19, 2017

CEO activism plusses and minuses

Here are three recent pieces reflecting on CEO activism since the president's executive order on immigration. One I wrote for HBR and the other two are full of compelling arguments about whether CEOs should speak up or not, should be on the president's advisory council or not....

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February 5, 2017

CEOs Showing Up

CEOs are taking their jobs as chief recruitment officers seriously. An article in this week’s WSJ described how CEOs are spending more time on campus grounds. The lead example was from Cargill’s CEO who literally calls candidates to seal the deal. The CEO, David MacLennan,...

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January 22, 2017

Reputation Tidbits

Two things to add today.The first is a description in an article I read in a McKinsey article about Nokia’s CEO. I thought it had heart. The CEO said that they had seven golden rules that they live by. “The first rule is always assume...

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