Being influential

April 04, 2015

Being influential

This week brought a big surprise. I should be paying more attention. I received an email asking me if I wanted a plaque in honor of my placement on Ethisphere‘s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics list. The email surprised me because I did not know I was on the list which was issued at the end of 2014 for the 2014 winners. I could not have been more delighted. I sincerely admire what Ethisphere does and follow the companies that make the list closely. If you do not know, here is a good description of them from the web site:

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success.

Pretty cool to be on a list that also ranks Pope Francis, Tim Cook and Elon Musk. Best of all, my rank (#77) was a few notches above Angelina Jolie (#79). It is not every day that I can make such a comparison.

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Leslie Gaines-Ross
Leslie Gaines-Ross
lesliegainesross@gmail.com

As Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist, I focus on the ever changing world of reputation. For the past 25 years, I have relentlessly observed, researched and commented on the rise and fall of reputations.

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