November 2007

30 Nov Who Wants to be CEO?

While reading PRWeek this week, I noticed some research from Ketchum Global Research Network that caught my eye. The research among business influentials in 11 countries asked respondents how many would like to be a big company CEO. The research found that 84% of those...

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23 Nov Reputation Gene

An article in today's paper commented on Hillary Clinton's reputation for the "responsibility gene." I think that if she was going to have any special reputational DNA, that's a good one to have. The writer was referring to her caution over what she says now...

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22 Nov Back in the Saddle

Returned back home from my trip overseas in time for Thanksgiving. It is always reassuring to witness how the topic of reputation is so relevant no matter what part of the world you are in. Of course, did some reading on the plane back and...

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15 Nov Kings and Queens

Found a memorable quote that appeared in The New York Times at the same time I read the article on the next generation of CEOs (posted yesterday). The article was about how lessons from Shakespeare can prove invaluable for leaders today. There's even a nice quote...

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14 Nov Most Effective Reputation Builder

Just read another wonderful survey from McKinsey & Co.  They released their most recent survey on societal issues according to C-level executives. It was nice to see that environmental concerns are at the top of most agendas worldwide. A few tidbits caught my eye: * Executives...

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02 Nov Rumor trumps Rationality

Some research has shown that people believe gossip, rumor and innuendo even if they are confronted with hard evidence refuting it.  Research conducted at the Max Planck Institute described in The New York Times and later mentioned in The Week (great to read) told about researchers...

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