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Think before you leap

Taking proactive steps to protect a brand and organisation's reputation against risk should be an integral part of the strategic planning process. After all, if no strategic plan is complete without an assessment of financial, operational, security and legal risks, why would the absence of...

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Moral authority and reputations

The world of corporate and national reputation is going through a whirlwind right now, even more so than usual. Read about two particular issues that have rather preoccupied my mind recently here One is the relationship between business and government and the other, going back to...

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Why women aren’t CEOs

When women act forcefully, research suggests, men are more likely to react badly. Read about it here. A Lean In/McKinsey & Company survey in 2016 of 132 companies and 34,000 employees found that women who negotiated for promotions were 30 percent more likely than men to be...

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Building frendships, drinking coffee

Glad to hear coffee is, after all, good for our health. Read about it here. It's always been good as staple accompaniment for chats, negotiations, intrigue. In the Arab world, it's always had a special place in the social and business culture. When I started to...

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Of introverts, extroverts and cultural norms

Read this article about show off leaders and cultural norms  I take two main thoughts from this article. The first is that rewarding show-offs favours certain personality types, assuming wrongly that having a loud voice is a key trait for a good leader. The second is...

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What leaders need to know about Brand Reputation

Read 9 things leaders should understand about brand reputation here. Leading an organisation means taking overall responsibility for its reputation, yet the dynamics of maintaining and protecting reputation aren’t always understood by CEOs. This article by one of our advisors Sue Rizzello outlines 9 facets of...

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What sets successful CEOs apart

Read what sets successful CEOs apart here From Harvard Business Review's May/June 2017 issue, interesting thoughts on the making of a successful CEO. HBR lists four key ingredients: decision-making, engaging with impact, ability to adapt proactively, and delivery. But some surprises emerge. "...

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