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Preparing for the Global Impact of the Incoming Trump Administration

by KayAnn Schoeneman | December 22, 2016

Since his electoral victory last month, the “new normal” in day-to-day business operations includes wondering how the incoming Trump Administration will govern, and what impact the governance will have on corporations, c-suites and general counsels as well as stock price, reputation and ability to operate.

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 […]

Commemorating Our Nation’s Presidents

by Nick Ragone | February 18, 2013

Presidents Day is ostensibly a time to celebrate the great men who helped shape the nation. It’s an oddly named holiday, if for no other reason than few would hold the presidents with equal reverence.  Once upon a time, we celebrated the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln separately, an honor befitting their outsized legacies. It’s […]

Health Care & the Election: Opportunities for Thought Leadership

by Katie Conover | November 5, 2012

As the election draws very near, one of the greatest questions on the minds of most is the future of health care reform, which Congress passed a little over two years ago. Since its passage, the bill, known as the Affordable Care Act, has been implemented in phases, with the bulk of reform set to […]

The Politics of U.S. Energy Policy: Revolution or Status Quo?

by Matthew Simmons | October 31, 2012

The energy policy discussion has changed significantly since the 2008 election. Two major points of discussion that year – promoting nuclear energy and climate change legislation – fell victim to a major natural disaster and the lingering economic pain caused by the financial crisis. In place of those policy options, the landscape has been remade […]

The Presidential Debates, Empathy and the Wisdom of Mister Rogers

by Tom Barritt | October 4, 2012

We all want to be loved. That’s a universal truth and something that presidential candidates and all communicators need to consider. It’s a simple, human desire to hope that somebody out there cares about us. If Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s now infamous “47 percent” quote has any impact on the 2012 election it is this.  […]