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 work on building and protecting reputation must fall. As I always say when it comes to lists, any list that has Pope Francis on it is an honor. He makes it on the list under Thought Leadership which is another way of saying that he provides leading thoughts. Some of the other individuals are pretty impressive too and way out of my league in their contributions to making the business world as good as it can be — Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Tim Cook, Elon Musk, the Zuckerbergs, Sallie Krawcheck and on and on. My rank falls closer to the bottom but hey, I could not be more excited and proud of making a contribution to raising the bar on corporate behavior. And proud that I work for Weber Shandwick, such a fine company, that allows me to do what I do every day.