Social License in the 21st Century: Growth Predicated on Permission

by Linda Eatherton| March 13, 2019

I was recently asked to speak to a large gathering of agricultural leaders in Australia about creating social license, or earning reputation by permission, for their industry. The concept of social license is not new. The concept was born out of the movement calling for corporations and organizations to reconcile business decisions and behaviors equally […]

6 Steps Corporate America Must Take To Achieve Gender Parity

by Barri Rafferty| August 19, 2014

As seen in Forbes… Thousands of articles, research papers, leaders, and experts have attempted to tackle the issue of corporate America’s serious lack of equal or near-equal representation of women at senior leadership levels. Yet effective solutions remain untapped for many thousands of organizations here in the U.S. I remember sitting on the phone earlier […]

Of Peacocks and Feather Dusters …

by Rod Cartwright| December 23, 2013

Of Peacocks and Feather Dusters … If you consider how enduringly challenging the global economic climate remains, I’m sometimes struck by how easy it is to forget how blessed we are to be in gainful employment in an industry that can make a real difference. This was brought home to me recently when I was […]

The Death of the Hero Leader: The Opportunity and Responsibility for Public Relations

by Rod Cartwright| December 12, 2013

The World Economic Forum has recently brought out its “Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014,” including what it sees as the top-10 trends for the coming year. Particularly noteworthy was the inclusion in that list of “A lack of values in leadership.” This was striking in its own right, but is clearly also implicit in […]

“Share Value” Just Went Up!

by Jane Adamson| September 18, 2013

Over the last ten years, the processes and tools for distributing communication within organizations have completely changed. In the ‘old’ world, communication was cascaded top down and shared in a controlled manner. The informal debate took place by the water cooler or as the tea lady passed your desk. In the new world, with the […]

Everything in Moderation, Including Expectation-Setting

by Rod Cartwright| August 13, 2013

This article first appeared on The Holmes Report. Last November, following the World Economic Forum (WEF) on India in Gurgaon, I shared some thoughts from the meeting on the challenges facing ‘Brand India’. I suggested, in the same way as we tell our corporate clients that successful external communication is heavily contingent on internal engagement […]