Tag Archives: CEO

Stepping into the Spotlight: How your CEO’s Reputation Translates into Shareholder Value

Change in leadership is inevitable.   And all too often, it is associated with something negative:  illness, a legal issue, shareholder discontent, or the Board’s lack of confidence in a leader.    Often, as communicators, we are tasked with minimizing the disruption a leadership change causes.   Just look when Tim Cook assumed leadership roles from Steve Jobs…

Beyond the Presidency:  Will CEOs Be “Campaigning” for their Jobs?

Last night at the Republican National Convention, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proclaimed that leadership is not about reacting to poll results, but creating those poll results. I suppose I’ve found one thing that I can agree with Chris Christie about: the importance of presidential leadership. (Though, Michael Douglas also said this while playing a…

Socializing the C-Suite: Stop the Excuses, Start the Engagement

Social media is here to stay.  Yet there is one group that has been slow to acceptance – the C-Suite.  And it isn’t because they don’t get it – this IBM study of 1,700 CEOs across 64 countries demonstrates that CEOs are aware of the transformative power of social media.  Yet 70 percent of Fortune…

Say on Pay:  Will CEOs eventually be running for office?

Investor relations used to be about telling a company’s value story and managing the flow of information to shareholders. But like all communications over the last decade, what used to be one-way disclosure has turned into a two-way conversation. Lately, it has escalated into more of a screaming match. Those tasked with shepherding the reputation…