Sign at protest after the death of George Floyd

5 June, 2020

Black Lives Matter: US corporates speak out

As protests continue against the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, corporate America has felt unable to remain quiet. A slew of companies have made their views heard through ...
covid-19 leadership flattening the curve

26 May, 2020

What Covid-19 data can—and can’t—tell us about leadership

By now you will have seen, perhaps on a daily basis, statistics and charts tracing the state of the Covid-19 outbreak. Confirmed cases, recovered cases, active cases, deaths, the infection curve… th...
chair, boardroom

21 May, 2020

‘Chairman contagion’ highlighted as growing reputational risk

“Chairman contagion”—the process of trouble afflicting a shared chair spreading from one portfolio company to another—is among the key reputational risks identified by chief executives and com...
Jacinda Ardern

12 May, 2020

Ardern and Cuomo lead the way on crisis communications

A leader’s key weapon in battling any crisis is exceptional communication. The Mandarin word for crisis, "Wei Ji", combines two characters (危 机): danger and opportunity. How a business leader ma...
social media, hashtag, reputation

28 May, 2019

Social media: when personal beliefs clash with corporate values

By its very nature, social media blurs our professional and private selves. When we put a disclaimer in our Twitter bio stating “Views my own, and do not reflect those of my employer”, we may feel...

8 March, 2017

A happy engagement: The path to good investor relations

Once, chairmen regarded an annual letter offering their availability for meetings as sufficient to discharge their engagement obligations with major investors. More is now expected—but what is best ...

15 June, 2016

Specialist deficit on boards

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