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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January 23, 2016

CEO advice

Read this earlier in the week in Fortune Geoff Colvin's Power Sheet newsletter about tips for CEO Succession. One of the pieces of advice was to ground oneself and keep humble. Colvin told this anecdote that I think has a nice turn of words. "I once asked...

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January 18, 2016

Humble leadership works

Paul Holmes sent out this roundup on corporate reputation trends for 2016 which includes our research on the importance of managing your company's CEO reputation premium. It cites our research on one of our key findings which was about the emergence of the humble CEO this year....

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January 16, 2016

Small and Mid-Cap Company Reputation

Always enjoy finding some new data on the value of corporate reputation among different subsets of companies. Small and mid-cap companies believe that 28% of their value is attributable to reputation. Thus, the total value of corporate reputation for all UK listed companies could be...

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January 10, 2016

CEOs and their Drones

Last night I read an article about the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in South Carolina where six Republicans running for the presidential nomination appeared. It mentioned that Republican Carly Fiorina was absent because she had missed her flight. I don't recall the last time I had read something like that...

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January 9, 2016

The wonders of praise

In all the holiday and end of year celebrations, it was probably easy to miss this post from HBR on the best management charts in 2015. They are terrific and it has something for everyone. But this one above followed a chart that I actually posted...

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