August 29, 2019

Media Plays a Big Role in Board Governance

Here I am on vacation and had a moment to read an article (Boards Under the Influence) from INSEAD on the role of media on reputation and board governance. The researchers make some good points that I want to make sure I remember and share....

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August 22, 2019

How to handle employee activism

This morning I came across an interesting suggestion for handling the fast-brewing dynamic of employee activism. Of course it does not work for all workforces or all situations but it's one to consider in these volatile, polarized times. The suggestion is simple -- to give...

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August 16, 2019

Employee Activism as a Risk Factor

Fascinated by an article I just read in Quartz at Work about WeWork’s inclusion of employee activism in its public filing with the SEC. The S-1 filing says: “If our employees were to engage in a strike or other work stoppage or interruption, our business,...

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August 10, 2019

How Employee Activism Gets Around

One of the questions we asked in our survey on Employee Activism was regarding the kinds of tools people used to speak up against or in support of their employers when it came to hot button social issues. We were surprised to learn that word...

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August 9, 2019

Civility in America and its tie to violence

With the news about El Paso, Dayton, and everything else happening, I can't not think about our ongoing research on Civility in America. We have been surveying the topic with Powell Tate and KRC Research since 2010 and as the architect of this groundbreaking research,...

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August 3, 2019

Back in the saddle

 By the way, I am back writing my blog. I've missed the experience for the past year or so and decided over my vacation this summer to resume what I started over a decade ago. I hope that my followers will give me a second...

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January 1, 2018

Trends in Reputation: Looking Ahead in 2018

2017 was a year like no other for soul-searching issues such as worldwide movements toward populism, concerns over sexual harassment in the workplace, starving polar bears and bots spreading fake news — to name just a few. From the looks of it, most of these...

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October 4, 2017

CEO Activism: What We Have Learned So Far in 2017

I wanted to share this piece I wrote for Harvard Business Review on what we have learned about CEO and corporate activism so far. We've been consistently monitoring the dynamic of CEOs speaking out on some of the hot button issues of the day. In...

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August 13, 2017

Reconciling Hate

Well, I was relieved to see that the word "hate" had fewer mentions than "love" when I searched on Google. That might change over the next few days as people try to reconcile what happened in Charlottesville yesterday.  In our Civility in America study with...

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