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7 Behaviors Top Business Leaders Share That Turn Up the Accountability Dial Inside Their Companies

David Finkel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Great businesses are built on teams that take full ownership of individual responsibilities. Too many businesses let people slide by partially doing ...

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

How To Attract Important People On Your Side And Get Their Full Support

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

Nobody in this world is unapproachable but in order to attract important people on your side, you need to do two important things: go above the line of super-credibility with your idea and create a great context to invite them in.

Brian Willams and the Flip Wilson Defense

Jim Moret | Posted 06.21.2015 | Media
Jim Moret

I watched Brian Williams' interview with Matt Lauer hoping to hear, once and for all, a contrite admission that Williams lied to us all. Repeatedly. And that he was deeply sorry for losing our trust. Expectations were high to say the least.

Marilyn Mosby: America's Newest Rosa Parks

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

She's the voice of a generation, my generation who desperately needs to be heard. My generation is excited to see Marilyn Mosby front and center because she helps dispel the myth that Millennials don't recognize the importance of fighting for civil justice.

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Does Your Body Language Create Trust?

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

To make sure your body language reflects trust or to increase trust with clients and coworkers, keep these tips in mind.

The Difference Between Brian Williams and Obama: We Can't Suspend Obama

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

The reaction to Brian Williams's misstatements is striking considering the relatively muted response to the recent revelation that President Obama lied during the 2008 campaign regarding his position on same-sex marriage.

Where Are You Walter Cronkite?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.

Brian Williams, NBC, Social Media, PR and Branding

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

I am not ready to conclude, as some have, that the new media age offers a free pass on traditional media ethics and credibility. If anything, our social media age demands higher standards of transparency, authenticity and believability.

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

Why Joni Ernst's Credibility Is Out of Loop

Peter Paskale | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

When politicians claim to hold two contradictory positions at once, electorates should be on their guard. One of those positions has got to be false. Newly selected Republican senate nominee for Iowa, Joni Ernst, is having just such a problem.

Success of Afghan Election Hinges on Credibility Among Afghans

Sam Schneider | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Sam Schneider

The candidates must accept the final results of the runoff, and remain open to working together in the next government. If the loser feeds a frenzy of public opposition, it could lay the groundwork for something like the civil war that tore the country apart and opened the door to Taliban rule in the 1990s.

Four Reasons I Hate Lists

Ted Harro | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

Lists are great for some things: buying groceries, packing for a vacation. But if lists really had impact, we'd see an explosion of positive change every two minutes as people read the latest listy advice.

The Russians are coming

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Shortly after the vote in the British parliament to oppose a strike on Syria, an American newspaper reported the decision of the House of Commons in a...

Social Media Trust, Credibility and Reputation Management

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Communication researchers traditionally measure media trust by considering source and message credibility. The idea that poor performers would be "poisoning the wells" for the rest of us on one social media platform, much less across all, would seem conceptually flawed.

Instructing Zimmerman Jury Not to Think About a Pink Elephant

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Instructing a jury to disregard something they've already heard has been assailed as a fiction, a judicial fraud, and tantamount to telling a jury to "un-ring a bell."

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Fixing Twitter's Breaking News Problem

Dean Jayson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Dean Jayson

In a newsroom there is an innate tug of war between speed and accuracy. Yet that balance has been disrupted by a strong external force: social media. The problem is that social media, specifically Twitter, has given news organizations a powerful incentive to break news quickly, yet fails to punish them for inaccuracy.

Why You Don't Get Invited to Funerals

Brian Tolle | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Brian Tolle

If you want to be able to influence others to get things done, you need to be at the top of your game when it comes to credibility and trust. And if you're not aware of the impact your behavior has on others, you're probably shooting yourself in the foot.

How Blogging For HuffPost is Like College

Katherine von Jan | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Katherine von Jan

Getting in isn't the end; it's the beginning. It's an accomplishment to get in, but that's just an invitation to be at the party. We've got to make the most of it while we're there.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Duped

Bella DePaulo | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Maybe you are confident that you are a terrific lie detector -- you are sure you can separate the trustworthy from the slime. Surprise! More than a dozen studies have shown that there is no link between confidence and skill.

Just Like in Baseball, Business Coaching Can Build Trust, Credibly and Change Lives

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

A skilled business mentor can help you succeed. The late George Barley was mine. In 1930, the New York Yankees tried to recruit the talented pitcher...

The Importance of Testimonials and How to Get Them

Peggy McColl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peggy McColl

For the most part people think of testimonials as icing on the cake of a good client experience. But don't underestimate their ability to demonstrate...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

How will news editors and government officials translate the lessons from the Sherrod case into better ethical decision making?