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Private Regulation: Risk or Opportunity for Global Business?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

As trust in government rapidly declines, expectations of global business to address and, in many cases, solve social problems are sharply escalating.

The Career Lessons I'd Like To Give My 20-Something Self

Julianna Richter | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Julianna Richter

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination." I believe the same can be said for our work life so make it the best journey it can be.

Carolyn Gregoire

Here's Proof That Businesses Might Actually Be Changing For The Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

It's no secret that a lot of Americans aren't totally enamored with the corporate world. Skeptics have any number of reasons to question the motives o...

The Four Tenets of Individual Courage

Jonny Bentwood | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Jonny Bentwood

It is the duality of individual-initiated and business-led courage that creates an optimal formula for progress. The courage to identify a pivot, and the freedom to be able to see that change through, is what's required to show up differently. And if you're lucky, like I am, that is exactly the culture of the company you work for. If you have that freedom, here are my recommendations to be courageous within it.

Governance Challenge: The Board's Role in Crisis and Risk Management

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Challenging as it is, unprecedented risk creates a spur for change.

It's 2014. How Are You Going To Show Up Differently?

Matthew Harrington | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Matthew Harrington

As 2014 gets underway, something profound is afoot among some of the world's largest brands. They are doing things differently and challenging the status quo. Rather than being daunted by the prospect of change, they have the courage to embrace it, which I would argue is setting them up for a more successful future.

A Year of Critical Thinking in a Distracted World

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Harlan Loeb

With the advent and explosion of social media, most of us use this powerful tool to cocoon ourselves in our existing and unchallenged view of the world. As we catapult into 2014, perhaps the most important ballad we should play is "Where has all the critical thinking gone?"

The Fed Has a Language Challenge

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

QE is neither a quantitative nor an 'easing' term of art for the most important calibrator of the world economy to use.

When a Cup of Coffee Can Change a Life

Gail Becker | Posted 01.26.2014 | Good News
Gail Becker

When we got to the counter, the woman took our order as I waited while my father went ahead to sit down. "I'm just waiting for the coffee," I informed the barista as she looked at me rather quizzically. "Oh, no," she informed me. "We always bring Mr. Becker his coffee."

PR Flack Caught on Tape Raises Ethical Problems for Coal Exports Campaign

Gabe Elsner | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Edelman is one of many companies working to distort the facts and spin the energy debate on behalf of their fossil fuel industry clients.

The Engagement Manifesto

Alan VanderMolen | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Alan VanderMolen

To make progress, we have to move to broad-scale engagement. The Engagement Manifesto is a roadmap for more inclusive action. The business world is ready to make this kind of bold move to embed sustainability into the mainstream.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Corporate Needs

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Abhishek Seth

If people self-actualize and achieve unconditional happiness, tapping into their fullest potential by personal growth, influence and charity: Companies self-actualize by tapping into their fullest potential with Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Millennial Man Child Grows Up

Maude Standish | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Maude Standish

Sure, they want the babe and the Benz, but increasingly Millennial men are also aspiring to be great dads. For them, fatherhood is the supreme symbol of being a well-rounded achiever -- and Millennials desire nothing more than being well rounded!

Leaning In... Without Toppling Over

Gail Becker | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Gail Becker

'Leaning in' is not a constant state of being, but one that ebbs and flows with the other elements of our lives.

New Year, New CEOs: Breaking the News Is Neither the Beginning Nor the End

Matthew Harrington | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business
Matthew Harrington

While often fraught with communications challenges, CEO transitions should be considered a natural part of a company's life cycle and an important opportunity to build stakeholder trust.

What's Next For Cause Marketing?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.15.2011 | Impact

The traditional model of cause marketing has profoundly changed. Growing competition, an expectation for transparency and the influence of social netw...

Wal-Mart: Unions Love Us

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

No retailer in American history has ever had to divert so far from its corporate mission to do damage control on its image.

Davos Looks at Trust

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aron Cramer

2010's worst events, from Toyota's widespread product safety problems to the failure of the Deepwater Horizon, reinforce the notion that companies that don't get the basics right have no chance of earning public trust.

Must 'Ethical PR' Be an Oxymoron, Richard Edelman?

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wendell Potter

The reason only a handful of PR people use 'PR' in their titles these days is because PR itself has a PR problem -- and for good reason. That's a shame, because press relations is not inherently evil or manipulative.

VIDEO: No More Media Silos: Digital Content Needs to Universally Accessed, paidContent's Staci Kramer

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- For publishers to succeed in the fast changing media environment, digital content must be universally accessed, irrespective of the dev...

The Rise of the Citizen Blogger

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DeronTriff

The floodgates have been thrown open again for the pundits and the proponents to debate whether consumers fully embrace the "fifth P" (Purpose) of the "marketing mix."

BBC's Sambrook "Brands are now Storytellers"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

What's happening to journalism? Is it "over" -- or just evolving? One thing is certain -- many of the subjects of mainstream journalism are taking t...

Where Have All the Content Creators Gone?

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

In a recent study by Forrester's -- Social Technographics -- the company endeavors to gage how consumers are adopting social media. The information ...

Last Tango in Davos ... Globalism and Social Media Hook Up

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Ehrmann

Social media needs to grow up before living out its half-life like most other social experiments do or it will get co-opted by the globalist whale.

The Perino Conundrum: PR's Expert Inexperts

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Luz

Sometimes a story just sticks with you. Such is the crazy and amusing story of Dana Perino - Bush's White House House Press Secretary - who admitted she had no idea what the Cuban Missile Crisis was.