March 4, 2016

Welcome to a new CEO

It is always fun to come across something unexpected. I often talk about what CEOs should do in their first 100 days to introduce themselves to employees and others. But a colleague forwarded this to me which is what employees did to introduce themselves to...

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February 27, 2016

The Freefalling Reputation Stumble Rate

Weber Shandwick’s annual calculation of reputation loss – the “stumble rate” – finds the lowest rate of loss since we began calculating and tracking this rate back in 2010. During 2015, just about one-quarter of the world’s largest companies lost their esteemed status as the...

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February 26, 2016

Trump’s First 100

I guess the media is assuming that Donald Trump will make it to the presidential nomination and maybe to the highest office in the land. When I opened my Google Alerts, I saw this. One of my Alerts is for First 100 Days because of my...

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February 13, 2016

A First 100 Days Tweet Session

Just this week I was asked for examples of what new CEOs do to mark the end of their first hundred days. I have several examples of letter, emails, memos, and so forth that CEOs have used to inform employees what they've learned, what priorities...

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February 6, 2016

Leadership lessons made easy

I read a lot of leadership articles but this one made a whole lot of sense to me. It was written by Ron Carlucci of Navalent and is based on a longitudinal study of executives that isolated what it takes to be an exceptional top executive. The 10...

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February 4, 2016

America has an incivility problem

[I posted this on LinkedIn and the response has been enormous. Thought I would share here too.]How did we get so mean, rude, coarse, and uncivil? How did we become so uncivilized?  It is no surprise to Americans that incivility and rudeness runs deep. In...

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January 30, 2016

Lists that Matter

I made it onto this year's 100 most influential people in business ethics list that Ethisphere awards annually. As Ethisphere says, they select people for "their material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance." I am on the list under the category of Corporate Culture which is where my...

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January 24, 2016

Reputation of a Noble (Nobel) Prize

"For reputation is a funny thing. Scandal can destroy it overnight, of course, and the foundation’s trustees might fairly argue that their cautious approach has avoided that fate. But reputation can also slip away, unnoticed, as the world’s attention shifts elsewhere." This was a closing quote...

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