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What Stage is Your Reputation? Be As You Wish to Appear

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Often, I meet  someone who feels his or her company is misunderstood in a way that holds back progress.   Sometimes this is expressed as “I wish we could get everyone in one room and get them to see this organization (or me) as we really are.”  Well one good thing about reputation management as a […]

November 16th, 2011 | Comment on this.

Professional Journalism: The Understanding Machine (is not a dinosaur)

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If you have some time, like a long international flight or a long weekend, here are two very different, intelligent, and insightful movies to watch back to back: Page One and Too Big to Fail. Each recent film is both entertaining and somewhat frightening.  Page One describes in documentary form, the continuing importance of professional […]

November 16th, 2011 | Comment on this.

Okay, It’s Not That Hard

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Companies, I’ve got news for you. Managing your reputation isn’t that hard. Here is what you need to do. Just five points. There may be more, but these will always get you started in the right direction. 1. Be as visible as you need to be. You can’t have a relationship with a person or […]

November 16th, 2011 | Comment on this.
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Crisis Preparation: What will trigger your Consumer Reports moment?

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In this age of the social media Wild West where a company can spend significant resources responding to the endless chatter, it’s a healthy exercise to weigh what voices truly matter to your company’s reputation, and for that matter, to rank what issues directly affect your company’s reputation.  This preparation of identifying “sources of excellence” will […]

July 28th, 2010 | Comment on this.
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When a nation’s reputation moves from “emerging” to “developed”

by Bernard Compagnon

Typically, the reclassification of a country from emerging to developed market status by equity index providers (such as MSCI Barra) is a mixed blessing for the companies that are based there. On the one hand, the recognition that the economy in which the company operates is “up there” with the United States, Western Europe, and […]

June 7th, 2010 | Comment on this.
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Getting a glimpse of the rare Guaranteed Employment Program

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Frank Koller’s recently-released business book entitled Spark. How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First-Century Corporation: Lessons from Lincoln Electric’s Unique Guaranteed Employment Program explores a topic we seldom read about in today’s headlines – a public company that has been productive while staying true to the value of retaining its workforce through good times and bad. […]

April 3rd, 2010 | Comment on this.
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Worth reading: Privacy as currency and the price of reputation

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If you want to follow an emerging issue in reputation management, the growing conflict at the intersection of business interests and privacy rights is ripe for some drama.  Those who manage the reputation of an organization, or who care about how reputations of individuals are formed, online and offline, should take note. The implications of […]

March 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment
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More children and scientists at business dinners!

by Harald Simons

“There is a mismatch between what science knows, and business does,” says Daniel Pink, former speechwriter to Al Gore and author of A Whole New Mind. At TED, he shares his insights on how motivation relates to productivity. The findings of science take a remarkable distance from how companies are run today: “As long as […]

August 28th, 2009 | Comment on this.
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Boards of Directors – blame, responsibility and reputation

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At a recent press conference in London, while responding to questions on the United States’ role in the deterioration of the capital markets, President Obama cited his former law professor’s adage: “Some are to blame, but all are responsible.” While the reference was broad, the principle also captures the perspective emerging in the political and […]

April 7th, 2009 | Comment on this.

Same as it ever was

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Watching Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner get grilled by senators on CSPAN, one word came to mind: Watergate.  Why?  Not because of nefarious doings and political intrigue.  It was the hammering away, in multiple questions from Senators of many states, on one underlying aspect about the bonuses.  It all went back to, “What did you […]

March 25th, 2009 | Comment on this.
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