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May 4, 2015

Reputation needs to be strong and stronger

One of the findings from our study on the CEO Reputation Premium has to do with the perceived strength of respondents' corporate reputations. Less than 4 in 10 global executives (38%) said that their corporate reputations were "very" strong. The fact that another one in two (48%)...

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May 1, 2015

Reputation damage tops the lists of fears

The Global Risk Management Survey by AON is out for 2015. I always look forward to learning what is keeping 1,400 global risk management professionals up at night. This year, damage to reputation/brand is number one, having moved up from number four one year earlier. The...

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April 30, 2015

CEOs are not all-knowing

Quote from the CEO of Telsa, David Thodey:"Leadership has changed in the world and the days of the all-knowing CEO is just not real, I'm a great advocate of values-based leadership ...

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April 26, 2015

CEO selfies

CEO selfies are not that common although we've heard about some from Target's new CEO and I just saw that the CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon, is hooked. We expect them from tech CEOs but not the non-tech crowd. McMillon has several with interns, associates and the...

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April 25, 2015

Social CEOs arising

MBACentral.org has developed this infographic on a favorite topic of ours, Social CEOs. And yes, they cite some of our research which makes sense since we've been tracking the emergence and now prominence of Social CEOs since 2010.  I do not consider them a rare species...

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April 20, 2015

The time for CEOs is ripe

CEO turnover ushers in vast uncertainty. CEO transitions disrupt the flow of information as company rhythms are in flux. When new CEOs arrive, there is heightened sensitivity to everything that is said and done. No one finds it easy, including CEOs.  For me, it is an opportunity to better understand how...

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April 19, 2015

Reputation risk is here to stay

It has been awhile. I was curious to see how mentions of “reputation risk” had changed, if at all, in the global top tier media since the year before. Every year we conduct a Factiva search of the term to track its progress over the years. As you...

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April 12, 2015

Does public shaming of companies work?

Terrific article from Working Capital Review on research that has been done on how reputation ratings can get companies to change their behavior. As we all know, consumers use ratings all the time now to determine whether they should buy from particular companies depending on how...

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April 10, 2015

The importance of culture in transitioning executives

I recently spoke to a journalist about the challenges facing new CEOs. We spoke about the usual things but I mentioned that I thought that companies, for the most part, do not onboard executives as well as they could. I was thinking about how executives...

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