Reputation trends

The universe of female executives and CEOs is very small: Just 5% of U.S. FORTUNE 500 and 4% of FTSE companies are run by women. On a global basis, just 9% of CEOs and managing directors are women.  We at Weber Shandwick just recently released our own information...

Have you wondered like me why firms that are good end up being good targets? Is being number 2 easier than being number 1? Maybe so. Fortune calls this the “good company, good target” phenomenon. In short, the more virtuous the company, the more problematic....

In a new McKinsey executive report, turns out that CEOs are most often mentioned as standing behind the digital revolutions in their companies. And over the three years of the study, CEO sponsorship of digital platforms increased whereas engagement and involvement among other C-Level titles went mostly nowhere. Board members...

Just Capital, an independent non-profit co-founded in 2014 by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones II, just released a survey among 43,000 Americans on how well corporate America is doing. The consensus seems to be not so well. Only 41% of all Americans reported that they...

Was reading an article in Fortune by Jennifer Reingold about Angela Ahrendts, the senior vice president of online and retail stores at Apple.  For those unfamiliar, she was the CEO of Burberry before going to Apple. There are several terrific quotes about building a great culture and initiatives to...

I have been meaning to write about some compelling research that came out of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business by Elizabeth Blankespoor and Ed deHaan. The title of their research captures the question they explored which is—CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?...