May 15, 2016

CEO Bad Behavior

I have been derelict with my blog so the guilt is driving me to spend some time today to post about a fascinating research analysis of when CEOs engage in questionable behavior and how the board responds to these reputation-damaging missteps. In an article by professors...

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May 7, 2016

Reputational Threats

I came across this interesting chart in a report by the Harris Poll 2016 about which potential scenarios are most damaging to reputation, according to the American public. The results make clear that the greatest threat to corporate reputation is being dishonest, unethical and hiding the...

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April 29, 2016

Doing the right thing beforehand

Eric Orts is a professor at Wharton and writing a book on The Moral Responsibility. I just came across a great quote in an article I read about recent automotive clean-air rules that were violated. A warning and good lesson to be reminded of. He...

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April 24, 2016

Outsider CEOs back in favor?

How is it that trends have a way of slowing down and raising questions as to whether the pendulum might just swing back in the opposite direction? In the ongoing survey by strategy& (originally Booz & Co.) on CEO turnover, the newest analysis found that despite...

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April 23, 2016

Reputation recovery at J.Crew

Received this in my inbox this morning. Considering the bad press that I've read over the past year about J.Crew and the quality of its products, this is one way to entice people to give the clothier another look. I thought it was effective. The CEO...

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April 20, 2016

What we want from Social CEOs

A new study was just released about what Americans want from CEOs who are using social media. The survey from G&S Business Communications and Harris Interactive found that the average person wants CEOs to talk about business and not about their personal lives. They found that...

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April 3, 2016

Social CEOs Endlessly Fascinating

The world has a never-ending interest in social CEOs. Or I should say CEOs in general. But when it comes to CEOs using social media, it's all the time. In the past few weeks, I've spoken to several journalists about the opportunities and challenges facing CEOs who...

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March 27, 2016

Pharma’s Rise in Reputation

It has been a long time coming but in the annual corporate reputation survey by PatientView among more than 1,000 patient groups in 72 countries, 45% reported that pharma had a Good or Excellent reputation in 2015, up from 39% the year before. That is...

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March 6, 2016

Courageous CEO this post from Shannon Stubo Brayton at LinkedIn. She is their CMO/CCO. She shared what the LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, did after losing more than 40% of the company's value after announcing 2015 earnings and guidance for 2016 a few weeks ago. In her post, Shannon said...

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