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January 6, 2016

CEO book clubs and reputation

Bill Gates' recommended books are definitely worth a regular peruse. I had seen it awhile back on his blog, Gates Notes, but forgot about it until today's mention in The New York Times. He explains why he likes the books he does and it is...

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December 23, 2015

Wishful thinking on gender equality

I just received the lowdown on McKinsey Quarterly's top 10 most popular articles for 2015. As a subscriber, I was curious where their excellent work on Gender Equality would rank. Top five? Bottom five? I was rooting for it to appear among the top three. Because my...

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December 19, 2015

The Hologram CEO

CEOs are always looking for new and inventive ways to communicate to employees. A while back, I wrote about how India's Prime Minister Modi appeared in a hologram to reach out to the world's largest electorate to get out the vote. It seemed unusual but I figured...

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December 13, 2015

OMG, Millennials Care about their At-Work Reputations

We released a short survey this week that we did with the Institute for PR and KRC Research.  Here is a direct link to the full infographic. We wanted to get a snapshot on whether Millennials and other generations worry about their reputations at work and what they think goes into building a positive one...

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December 12, 2015

Next Newest Member of CEO Activism

Next newest member of CEOs coming out against a ban on Muslims entering the USA. The new CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, penned a post in Medium on his experience being an immigrant himself and what it meant to work in the land of opportunity....

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December 11, 2015

Newest Member of Activist CEOs

As you have read me write about before on my blog, some CEOs are entering into the murky waters of activism. I believe that I quoted before Salesforce's CEO Marc Benioff's statement that CEOs are a new third political party in the U.S. We saw Howard Schultz,...

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December 9, 2015

The honest truth about new leadership

Honest-to-goodness statement from the CEO-to-be at Softbank, Nikesh Arora. He will be succeeding founder and CEO Masayoshi Son, a hard act to follow. In an interview  I read, Arora wisely and honestly said: “Every job you get into, you bring 50% of the skills you need, and you learn...

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December 1, 2015

Juggling it all

Found a great quote in an article about why self-promotion is not the best route to the top. The interview with the CEO of Deloitte, Cathy Engelbert, makes the point that a woman can also get to the top by raising her hand and volunteering for varied positions,...

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November 29, 2015

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I judge my own reputation oftentimes by where my work on reputation shows up in Google. As we say, Google is not a search engine but a reputation management system. As the holiday weekend is ending, I thought I would spend a few moments typing...

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