01 Apr The Great Workplace Era Has Arrived

The Great Place to Work Institute has officially declared the arrival of the Great Workplace Era. Their research director, Ed Frauenheim, wrote about it in Workforce and I’m all ears if it is true. As they see it, “Increasingly, workplaces will make the world better...

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13 Feb How the Public’s Vote Counts in CEO Reputation

The Reputation Institute (RI) has built an entire franchise around how the reputation of the world's largest companies are perceived by consumers around the world. When RI was asked to take a look at the CEOs ranked by Harvard Business Review for providing the greatest contribution to...

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08 Jan A Reputation Recovery

The title of the article says it all, "Sailing through a scandal." Rupert Murdoch and his empire have turned the corner on reputation recovery. As you recall, News Corp was engulfed in scandal over the phone-hacking of a murdered schoolgirl's voicemails. According to The Economist where I...

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02 Jan Insider-Outsiders as CEO Candidates

We all know about boards choosing "insider" or "outsider" CEOs as successors. For years, there's been debates about which is better and usually insider CEOs take the lead. I used to track CEO succession when I started my first blog ever, We were one...

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11 Dec Connecting with Employees

There’s been a movement towards employee “pulse” surveys where the temperature of the workforce can be assessed quickly for leadership. Instead of waiting for the annual survey of employee satisfaction, leaders can get a quickie on how employees are feeling about the company and their...

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