Research

On top of everything else, CEOs are now the new HR Directors. In a study conducted by Universum, many leaders assign the CEO as primarily talent magnet. CEOs share this responsibility with marketing who help shape the employer brand through communications, social media and customer-facing...

I have written before on this blog about how difficult it is for companies to build a reputation, tell their story or even apologize in a time of crisis when we live in a world of hyper-distraction. Who remembers when they last finished an article...

https://youtu.be/pM3CbxYwcRQEvery year I look forward to what was once Booz's CEO succession research but now under the name Strategy& because they always tackle a different angle of this daunting and tricky transition period. This year, in their 15th edition, they wisely calculated the cost of...

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%)...

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...

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...

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...