Tag Archives: Yahoo

Will 2016 Be The Year Of The Woman (Again)?

2015 was heralded the “Year of the Woman”  as General Motors’ Mary Barra, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Xerox’s Ursula Burns guided their respective companies through corporate transformations. Meanwhile, two of the Big Four accounting firms now have female CEOs (including MWW’s client Deloitte, led by Cathy Englebert). And two women are running for President –…

Corporate Reputations to Watch in 2016

The 2016 election campaign has focused the nation’s attention on the future of the President of the United States as the commander-in-chief and both leader of the free world and keeper of the flame on the nation’s reputation. There is a definitive link between the reputation and profile of a leader/CEO and the reputation of…

Who is right:  Marissa Mayer or Sheryl Sandberg?  Leadership Lessons from Working Moms

It isn’t every day that the newly appointed CEO of a mega-company says “My maternity leave will be a few weeks long.  And I will work throughout it.” It’s great to see companies appointing leaders who aren’t middle-aged white males.  And it is great to see a Board of Directors recognize that someone’s vision, talent…

Reputation Losers of 2011

Trust and relevance, in combination, is the key to building reputation.  What happens when you are relevant for the wrong reasons?  When relevance comes without trust, the result is negative for reputations.  Here are my thoughts on the biggest reputation losers of 2011: Rupert Murdoch – Murdoch was never a beacon of honesty, but a…