Donate to Dress for Success by Rounding-up Your JCPenney Purchases

Women on Business

According to a press release about the program from JCPenney, its customers can also support Dress for Success through the Facebook social game, WeTopia and make donations to Dress for Success online at

Human Resources Is Less Gender Diverse Than You Think

Women on Business

In an emailed press release, Korn/Ferry International explained: “Forty years ago, HR was considered mostly an administrative function.

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Eighth Annual Hay Group Study Identifies Best Companies for Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Here is the press release from the Hay study: The 8 th annual Hay Group study ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies nurture talent and foster innovation in their ranks. They’re shifting from selling products and services to becoming integrated business partners that can help their customers solve for pressing needs.”.

(20 Steps to) Effective Media Relations

Women on Business

Because you aren’t the only one who overcome an obstacle, rose to fortune and fame, hit a home run, or any other overused euphemism you’ve typed out in a press release. The press has its own deadlines. The first step to effective media relations is shaking off the notion that editors and reporters are the enemy.

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8 Simple Merger Tips (Simple to say - tougher to do)

CEO Blog

Say it, email it, say it again, mail it, put it on the web site, press release it, post it. I was speaking to a friend who is looking at acquiring a company. I was going to send him an email with tips of how to make it go smoother (notice I do not say smoothly - there will always be little issues). I thought it would make a good blog entry. My tips for integration: 1 - Have a rolling 90 day plan. The first 30 days should be "listen and learn".

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Jeeves in Bloom at Taproot Theatre

Deep Imprints

The press release said: “Laugh away the winter blues with P.G. Wodehouse’s classic characters in Jeeves in Bloom.” ” I had to try – you know. January can be the longest month of the year, and I was about done. So, Saturday night, my husband and I kicked off February, used the tickets provided by Taproot. Read More » Reviews Taproot

The Power of Introverts

Coaching Tip

Link your writing to what''s going on in the world and create and deliver a press release. Introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths. They can use those strengths to challenge the status quo , provoke new ways of thinking, effect change, and inspire others to move forward. Quiet Influence by author Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

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The Continuum and the Marketplace

Strategy Driven

With the right focus, meeting unmet emotional needs can be much more than a token statement issued in press releases. In consumer business strategy – from branding to product development – addressing the emotional human needs continuum is crucial to success.

Build Your Brand by Promoting Yourself

Women on Business

Here are some tips you can use to promote yourself and grow your brand in 2013: Write. Press Releases. Women On Business lets you publish press releases so that other people can hear about news within your organization. Marketing – all companies do it.

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A Couple Reasons to Smile About

Women on Business

Review your investment portfolio to identify certain appreciated positions to sell now before taxes potentially increase in 2013. Medicare tax that will be imposed on certain investment income for higher income Americans beginning in 2013.

Work Smarter with Evernote in 2013

Harvard Business Review

2012 can be the last year you forget if you make 2013 the year you commit to using a digital notebook like Evernote. My short ebook, Work Smarter with Evernote , which Harvard Business Review Press released today, can show you how. What would it mean to work smarter with Evernote in 2013? How do you want to use Evernote to work smarter in 2013? Look back on 2012 and what do you remember? Probably the biggest, and most recent events.

Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It

Harvard Business Review

There is a pressing need for more businesspeople who can think quantitatively and make decisions based on data and analysis, and businesspeople who can do so will become increasingly valuable.

Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader

Harvard Business Review

We all do it: whether we''re writing a press release or a self-appraisal, we put the best spin on our success — and then conveniently forget that the reality wasn''t as flawless.

Corporate Reporting Needs a Reboot

Harvard Business Review

As a result, we have a massive glut of filings, press releases, analyst reports and articles focused on financial data.

Top Salespeople Use LinkedIn to Sell More

Harvard Business Review

Those who did used LinkedIn to send short messages that contained links to press releases, white papers, analyst reports, product announcements, and company produced videos.

Why Are Some Sectors (Ahem, Finance) So Scandal-Plagued?

Harvard Business Review

Said the head of DoJ's Criminal Division in the press release about UBS: "The scheme alleged is of epic scale, involving people who have walked the halls of some of the most powerful banks in the world.".

Give Your Customers the "True Value Test"

Harvard Business Review

Provide them with any of the organization''s communications vehicles — sales collateral, website, a press release, an investor presentation, an ad, or even a tweet — and ask two simple questions based solely on that communication: Who does this organization serve? Business leaders often express frustration with what they see as a disconnect between their company''s perceived value and its true value — a disconnect that''s impeding growth.

What the Marketing Agency of the Future Will Do Differently

Harvard Business Review

Some agencies are helping brands to create their own, authentic newsrooms within an organization while other agencies are building their own newsrooms to help brands create more relevant and original pieces of content that don't look, smell or act like a press release or advertorial. It's a murky, unclear future for the marketing agency, but one thing is for certain: things are changing at an exponential pace. An agency used to act as the executional arm of the marketing department.

Most Desired Trait by Companies Seeking Senior Executives

Great Leadership By Dan

I don''t often publish press releases, but this one from executive search firm IIC caught my attention and I thought it was worth sharing. It supports what I''ve been saying for years: It’s the Soft Stuff That’s Really the Hard Stuff and Why Do Businesses and Leaders Fail?

Do Regulators Go Easier on Socially Responsible Firms?

Harvard Business Review

Hong and Liskovich looked at violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA) from 1990 to 2013, as well as the fines that were levied. What does a for-profit company gain by investing in social or environmental responsibility? One answer is reputation.

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

Harvard Business Review

Looking to expand our reach and impact, I was quick to say “yes” to a Twitter grader … and to a Foursquare grader (yes, that was hot at the time)… and to a press release grader. And in the spring of 2013, we opened our European headquarters in Dublin. Hayon Thapaliya. When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done.

50 Companies That Get Twitter – and 50 That Don’t

Harvard Business Review

A witty comment or botched response on Twitter can travel to Facebook and even news websites in minutes (think of the Oreo tweet during the Superbowl blackout of 2013 ).

Get Your Pitch Noticed by a Major Publisher

Harvard Business Review

In an effort to raise awareness, I conducted an exclusive survey with more than 500 leading digital publishers to find out what we can do to improve the noise-to-value ratio for people who desire press. And 26,000 of those emails are sent from people trying to get press coverage.