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Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

In the early days of my 40 year business career, I was lucky to work under two gentlemen who instilled several critical success factors that guided me from Brand Manager to CEO. At the risk of this blog appearing as an advertorial for Harvard, I’ll gladly admit that Harvard Business Review was my favorite management resource. Human Resources Leadership Gary Hamel Harvard John Kotter Mentoring Michael Porter Rosabeth Kanter Strategy

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Xerox's CMO on Leading by Example in Social Media

Harvard Business Review

I wanted to show our teams at Xerox how a social program could help change perceptions of our brand. Another issue: Our executive team is proud of the Xerox brand presence in the social space, but we have a team-oriented, humble culture. I didn''t want to be seen as a chest-thumping "celebrity" executive who uses social media as a megaphone and whose personal brand can outshine their professional one. Branding Communication Social media