September 19, 2015

CEOs doing the right thing

Saw this on Instagram and thought it was a great tribute to someone's dad and long tenure (38 years) at DuPont. The part that stuck out for me was the #eventheCEOthankedhim. I believe that's CEO Ellen Kullman in the left hand corner. Nice touch. ...

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September 15, 2015

Where CEO mentions in press releases get you

I have been meaning to write about some compelling research that came out of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business by Elizabeth Blankespoor and Ed deHaan. The title of their research captures the question they explored which is—CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?...

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September 12, 2015

New CEOs…stats and facts

New CEOs. A topic I think about and work on a lot! Because how CEOs are transitioned reflects on the reputation of the company. And because our new research found that 45% of a company’s reputation is attributed to the reputation of the CEO. Last weekend...

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September 7, 2015

CEO Joins Facebook

Big news this past week when CEO Mary Barra of GM started a Facebook page (see above). Great to see her communicating via social. What I liked best however was the picture of her with volunteers to a GM program (see below). It could not...

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August 30, 2015

Reputacion in Mexico

Just returned from Mexico City where Weber Shandwick opened a new office as part of our LatAm network.  We held a terrific event to officially officially declare that we are open for business! At the spectacular breakfast event, we released our results on CEO and corporate...

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August 23, 2015

Reputation of Blog Posts

Someone in my office sent me this information from Bulldog Reporter and I thought it was worth sharing here. The reason why is that sometimes I ask myself what’s a blog post worth and why do I keep at it. I am partially aware why...

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August 22, 2015

Instagram CEO Bearing Gifts

https://instagram.com/p/6pQ5i5KBYr/ With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching next week, thought this $25 million gift over 5 years from Walmart for its continued recovery and announced on the personal Instagram account of the CEO, Doug McMillon, was definitely cool....

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August 20, 2015

Power Profiles

Linkedin published its most viewed power list in India recently. Interestingly, they included Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the list under CEOs because “CEOs steer a group of people in a direction, and as a leader, Modi is doing that for India. That’s why he has been...

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August 19, 2015

CEOs Sleeping Out

Sometimes you have to travel all around the world to learn something new. When I was in Sydney, Australia last June talking about our research on CEOs, I heard mention of this thing called CEO Sleepout. Since I was not sure what that was, I...

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August 17, 2015

How Execs Use their Time

There really have not been many new studies on how CEOs use their time. So when one comes along that even remotely has information, I jump. This one is from Quartz, the Atlantic Media publication that is billed as a “digitally native news outlet for the...

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