It’s Your Job to Tell the Hard Truths
(Harvard Business Review, 17.10.14)
What comes to mind when you think of what might constitute a “major issue” with some senior leaders? Maybe they’re in a fight? Maybe they’re making poor strategic decisions? Perhaps they’re not following through on commitments they made about the business? Maybe they’re being abusive to their employees? Maybe they’re stealing?
CMOs—Learn from the NFL Missteps to Protect and Build Your Brand
I admit it; I’m a sports junkie. And, this is usually one of my favorite times of the year — the first few weeks of the NFL season. But this year, it’s been more about how poorly the NFL is managing what happens off the field than it is the excitement of what’s happening on the field of play.
A New Euphemism: ‘Story Advertising’
(The Dish, 17.09.14)
They keep coming up with ways to camouflage the out-sourcing of journalism to advertising, don’t they? Check out this screen shot of the NRO home-page this morning.
It’s Inevitable that Good Employees Will Leave, So Plan for It
Every business owner knows the acute pain of losing a talented employee. Anticipated or abrupt, it never feels good and it can disrupt the flow and focus of the entire company. It shouldn’t though.
“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.” —Harry S. Truman