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Influence Abuse: Trust, Truth and Games of Gotcha

Alan Kelly | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media
Alan Kelly

Is it time for the spin police?  Sitting in the theaters of entertainment, politics and business, one wonders if practitioners of influence are abusing their tradecraft and the trust of their markets.  One wonders then if they'll self-correct or be market-corrected.

Don't Panic! Using Social Media in a Crisis

Jimmy Leach | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Jimmy Leach

Social media engagement is, still, often not the default approach for many companies, organisations and governments, but by having robust processes and networks in place early and the social-by-default instincts ready, they can maintain their place in the conversations that otherwise go on around them.

Trust Me... I've Got a Barometer

Alan Kelly | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

The answer to trust is to re-double a commitment to operational excellence, not communications. Attend to the business of the business by replacing expressions of trust with actions and follow-through.

When Being 'The Good One' Isn't So Great

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
TueNight

The hardest part was to rewrite the narrative of who I was based on what I had internalized from other people's expectations. As if it was some immutable, narrow thing, rather than choices and work.

The University of Virginia and the Risky Illusion of Validity

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Harlan Loeb

As events continue to unfold at the University of Virginia, we are seeing a common element form in the actions and response from each of the major players involved: the illusion of validity.

A Love Letter to Tony Romo

Daniel Hill | Posted 02.08.2015 | Sports
Daniel Hill

Not a single "Romo hater" has a legitimate reason for their position in my opinion. Sure, you haven't won a Super Bowl, but I highly doubt than any other quarterback would have won a ring on those teams.

Does Your Self-Description Really Serve You?

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Interestingness is the instigator, the hardy carrier pigeon that can carry your message most anywhere. Interestingness makes a message get heard above...

Hungry for Culture? 11 Business Lessons Inspired by Restaurant Royalty

Andrew J. Levine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Andrew J. Levine

As you strive to build the best workplace and culture for your business, keep in mind these these tips from the Union Square Hospitality Group brain trust.

Reputation Recovery and Management

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Leading a "perfect" life -- very low-profile, never breaking any laws, never participating in any form of social media, never doing anything that might draw negative attention -- does not ensure a clean personal reputation in 2014 or beyond, unfortunately.

What Signal Are You Sending Out?

Linda Ford | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

I often tell my clients that they are not so unlike a radio transmitter that is sending out a signal into the world picking up other similar signals. It's based on the law of attraction theory, that like attracts like.

5 Ways to Let Go of Perfectionism and Still Excel at Anything

Vee Somphon | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.

BP and the Cost of Reputational Debt

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Harlan Loeb

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected BP's attempt to halt payments to affected businesses while the oil giant appeals its 2010 Gulf of Mexico di...

They're Not Buying It -- Because They're Not Buying It

John Friedman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
John Friedman

It is a familiar lament of companies wishing to find a market for environmentally and socially responsible (such as fair trade) goods -- the majority of consumers simply will not pay a premium for these items.

Corporate Reputation and Brand Are Two Very Different Things

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

Judging from how CEOs and other executives talk about how strong their brand is, one gets the impression that they equate having a strong brand with having a good reputation.

Digital Voices and Corporate Reputation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

In just one click and a nanosecond, social media have a lot to say about corporations, their behavior and, ultimately, their reputations.

The Power of Questions to Fix Political Reputation

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Disappointingly, though perhaps not surprisingly, voter turnout in Portugal has collapsed from 91.5 percent in 1975, the year of the first democratic elections, to 58.1 percent in the 2011 parliamentary elections.

Pace and Productivity: When Faster and More Isn't Always Better

Sara Canaday | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

What's your personal workday pace? Maybe it's slow and steady or blazingly fast. For you, it's normal. Perhaps the bigger question is: what's normal for your team?

Companies With The Best (And Worst) Reputations

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business

American consumers have a higher opinion of Amazon.com than any other company. For the second year in a row, the online retailer held the top slot, be...

The NBA: Values and Public Opinion Will Prevail

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

The NBA took a very strong position, with a principled view toward what is right in the long run. There is no place in the NBA for racism -- unacceptable by any measure.

The 'Front Page Rule'

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Despite an organization's best efforts at reputation management, a nasty (or worse yet, entertaining) anecdote about leadership can go viral in an instant.

EURO 2020 Set to Polish Turkey's Tarnished Image

James Dorsey | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Turkey, eager to polish its image tarnished by a politicized match-fixing scandal, a massive corruption scandal, hard-handed police tactics against anti-government demonstrators and a bruising domestic power struggle, has emerged as a favorite to host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final.

Pennywise, Pound Foolish

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

It might be easy just to do the numbers and compare the pennywise decision of a decade ago to the pound-foolish impact today.

Rule-Breakers: Reputation Ramificaticatications

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

If you might suffer from Don't Fence Me In syndrome, the challenge is finding a way to function within the organization so that you don't extinguish your independent spark or burn your bridges. Think before you speak.

The Road to Redemption for Self Magazine

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Organizations should take note of Self's experience as they contemplate ways to engage consumers. Humor is a great way to stimulate curiosity, but it has its pitfalls.

Everything You Need to Know About Business Reputation

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

Keeping a clean business reputation is crucial to your success. This is how you gain trust and the confidence of your customers. Due to do the internet growth, in the last ten years, the importance of reputation has increased.