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The Compelling Link Between Women, Communications and Leadership

by Barri Rafferty| October 29, 2014

“It’s better to be trusted than liked,” is a leadership mantra that I live by every day. Throughout my twenty-year career at Ketchum, I have worked hard to focus on modeling the expectations I have of others and inspiring team members to deliver “break through” results. Demonstrating my trust in others and empowering them to […]

Six Lessons For the Leaders of Tomorrow

by Rod Cartwright| October 29, 2014

As Seen in The World Economic Forum’s Blog… Picture the scene: It’s your annual appraisal and your boss has said she wants the discussion to focus mainly on your leadership. She opens by telling you that just over one in five of your colleagues actually think you’re a good leader (ouch). She goes on to […]

I Am Woman, Hear Me Board

by Barri Rafferty| October 13, 2014

Is your name William, Robert or James? According to Gerri Elliot (Director, Whirlpool, Bed Bath & Beyond, Charlotte Russe) men with these three names hold more board positions in total than all women combined, but they were not invited to the Fortune Most Powerful Women’s Conference. When you put 400 powerful women in the same […]

Judging Our Leaders Should Be Unbiased

by Barri Rafferty| October 7, 2014

As I was preparing to head to Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Conference, I happened to read Maureen Dowd’s column entitled, “Too Many Secrets, Not Enough Service.” It reminded me that, as businesswomen, we have made progress on one hand and, on the other, we are still moving slowly.