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General Leadership

John Michel , former commanding general of the NATO Air Training Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, feels that after well over a decade of continuous combat operations, veterans and the general public want to connect more than ever. Press Release Media michel Military Times News Pawlyk

How to be Decisive: 9 Ways to Make a Decision You Won’t Regret

RapidStart Leadership

In making his fateful D-Day invasion decision in World War II, General Eisenhower thought through the worst case scenario, then wrote out a press release acknowledging the failure of the invasion and taking full responsibility for it.

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Four Ways to Control How Your Business is Perceived

Strategy Driven

The flexibility of the format means your folders can contain anything from price lists and press releases to sales brochures or vouchers for special officers. Always keep tabs on the competition and any key developments in the field in which you operate.

Leading From Within: Shifting Ego, Ceding Control, and Rising Empathy

Great Leadership By Dan

Previously, they could control most of what was presented to the public about the company, whether through advertising, press releases, newsletters and other corporate communications. Guest post from Sophie Wade: Leadership is in the midst of a major makeover.

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7 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Business Attorney

Strategy Driven

When you’re operating based on a panicked need instead of patiently and thoroughly comparing prospective attorneys, that’s when you’re prone to making rash decisions.

“No idea” Means I Have One :: Women on Business

Women on Business

The choice to stay in a very black and white world of facts and figures is important for keeping the trust of all team members—and is particularly relevant when you’re operating at one remove.

How “Strategically Aligned” is your Leadership Development Program?

Great Leadership By Dan

If needed, do your homework by reading your company’s latest annual report, press releases, and listen to the latest recorded earnings call.

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.”.

Cast the Net Wide – Make the Most of Your Promotional Time and.

Women on Business

Include a press release approach both to business planning and communication. Then, use the press release to stay in touch with media contacts, from local newspapers to alumni associations to membership publications.

The flaw with managing ideas

Bernd Geropp

Top management reports about the terrific results in press releases, and how many millions of Euros the idea management system is bringing in – this result being inclusive of the additional compensation for employees and the costs for the central department. Tweet.

Smart Marketing for Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

” Marketing can sometimes slip through the cracks given the constant and pressing demands of sales, client service, and internal operations. Press. Interacting with the press is another key pillar of marketing. What keeps small business owners up at night?

Culture Trumps Strategy – Not | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I thought perhaps I was misunderstanding what was being said, so I decided to Google the phrase “Culture Trumps Strategy&# and found that Stanford offered an Entrepreneurship Lecture by this title, I found several CEOs using the phrase in speeches, press releases, etc.,

The Big Picture of Business: Corporate Communications – Correctly Positioning Your Company

Strategy Driven

This holds for corporate operating units and departments. You must always educate corporate opinion makers on how you function… and the skill with which you operate. Operating units and departments must schedule and follow a program to market their worth to their companies.

Twitter for Non-Profits: An Interview with Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Ron Edmondson

Claire holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford, and is the co-founder of Hope Runs , a non-profit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya. Social media is not press release media. Recently I had the opportunity to meet and later interview Claire Diaz-Ortiz. Claire leads social innovation at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009.

New Ways to Collaborate for Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

Suggestions ranged from streamlining operational processes, saving thousands of hours annually, to simplifying financial and sales processes across business units. Collaborative innovation models require you to trust the creativity and intelligence of your employees, your clients and other members of your innovation network," said Sam Palmisano, IBM's CEO, in a press release. Collaboration OperationsThis post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work.

Women in the LEAD: 3 LEADERSHIP LESSONS for WOMEN

Women in the LEAD

Great leaders put a high value on each and every person that makes the team operate. From the press release.

How to Tell If a Company Is Good at Innovating or Just Good at PR

Harvard Business Review

Finally, they nurture it carefully , recognizing that organizations are wired to operate today’s business more efficiently, not to experiment and discover tomorrow’s business. The video was beautiful.

Case Study: Time to Play Hardball?

Harvard Business Review

Bennett, an operations manager, spoke up from the back of the room. That would require building an operation from the ground up — not to mention changing our name," she said. I think that depends on how the press covers this," he said. "We A Press Release.

Is OpenAI Solving the Wrong Problem?

Harvard Business Review

” Implicit in this: You can do more good operating outside the bounds of capitalism than within them.

Study: Customers Really Do Trust Family Businesses More

Harvard Business Review

“They advised us to retain that as a strong part of who we are,” said Paul Choquette, a fifth-generation Gilbane who runs the Mid-Atlantic operation. billion, operated in an average of 15 countries, and had an average of 12,000 employees.

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Why Startups Shouldn’t Chase Media Buzz

Harvard Business Review

Successful companies had more articles and headlines written about them, were covered by more publications, and put out more press releases than failing ventures. This doesn’t mean that “All press is good press,” but that press is a good sign your company is successful enough to attract newsworthy, skeptical coverage that goes beyond PR puff pieces.

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What’s Wrong with the FAA’s New Drone Rules

Harvard Business Review

In 2012, Congress gave the FAA until 2015 to develop rules for military, commercial, and privately-owned drones to operate in U.S. Drone operators will be regularly required, for example, to pass a written test, but won’t, as rumored, need to obtain a pilot’s license.

The Stage Where Most Innovation Projects Fail

Harvard Business Review

Operators in the business units love hitting goals and finding new efficiencies. And CEOs need to foster constructive connectivity between the two groups if they intend for innovation to deliver real impact after the initial press release. When a CEO announces a major initiative to foster innovation, mark your calendar. Three years later, many of these ambitious ventures will have quietly expired without an obituary.

Beware the Truthiness of Charts

Harvard Business Review

The information given was minimal, akin to what might appear in a company’s press release or advertising.) We found the same to be true for chemical formulas (and other research has shown that brain scans and scientific jargon operate in a similar way). HBR STAFF.

What Microsoft Should Have Done Instead of Discounting Windows

Harvard Business Review

This discount is directly targeted to tablet makers (to be more competitive against iPads) as well as notebook manufacturers (to take on rivals that use Google’s Chrome operating system). If you were the CEO of a company that is paying $50 a license and now see that Microsoft is charging $15 for the same operating system to select customers, what would you do? What Microsoft should have done is rolled out a “fighter product” – a less functional operating system (say, Windows 8.1

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Social Media Is Making You a Smarter Leader

Harvard Business Review

Others had dipped their toes in the water, using the service as a PR message board, blasting out links to press releases and favorable news coverage. Any tool is only as good as the person operating it.

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It's Not a Job Search, It's a Permanent Campaign

Harvard Business Review

Most people — even former political operatives, like me — can agree this is bad for democracy. Politicians have learned that if they don't put out material to fill the airways (press releases, pitches, and miscellaneous storylines), the newsmedia — or their rivals — will do it for them, and that's not going to be pretty.

A Deep Look Inside Apple Pay’s Matchmaker Economics

Harvard Business Review

An Apple press release claimed the new service would “transform mobile payments.” The tech press called Apple Pay a revolution.

Improve Your Resume by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

Harvard Business Review

I established the marketing function at Axion, creating the brand identities and consistently communicating them across all channels—corporate website; digital and print ads, brochures, technical specs; trade show displays and association presentations; press releases and media placements.

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The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make

Harvard Business Review

During that time, define interim measures for how to operate without key positions and create a process for submitting requests for potential exceptions, like a set of criteria to present to the C-suite to make the case for a new hire in a specific role, if you’re unable to wait. With press releases about your new role, it’s natural for people outside the company to want to connect with you.

When to Stop and When to Keep Going with Your Social Media Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Your social media "pain" is similar: it's caused by knots in your customer service, operations, HR or other area. You will feel discomfort when you talk in a personal voice on your company blog, rather than The Official Voice found in press releases, and when you let your customer publicly declare their dissatisfaction with you.

The Avoidable Mistakes Executives Continue to Make After a Data Breach

Harvard Business Review

Executives today must operate under the assumption that they will experience a cyber incident that will require them to notify their customers, investors, and regulators. In addition to distributing a press release and posting a video to their site on Sept. Tom Knight/Getty Images. The past few years have taught us that companies will be breached and consumer data will be stolen.

Shantou's Workshop: The Company Behind 2010's Hottest Toy

Harvard Business Review

Even with Google, I couldn't turn up much: no press releases, no feature stories in the media. But almost all of these are family businesses, operated by a husband and wife and several hired hands. For me, a forty-something woman without children, the most pathetic thing is not loneliness. In China? Never. It's my utter lack of knowledge when it comes to gift-giving for the other people's kids I feel a deep affection for.

What the Marketing Agency of the Future Will Do Differently

Harvard Business Review

While it may be hard to transition to a truly real-time way of operating (aka consumers know best), starting with models of leanness will force agencies to be more nimble, more sensitive to how the brand's budget is allocated and force a spirit of partnership with the brands they represent. 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.

Can JP Morgan Transparently Police Itself?

Harvard Business Review

For members of the Operating Committee, all SARs and half of RSUs granted in 2012 are subject to possible cancellation or deferral in scheduled vesting or exercisability in the event the CEO determines that the performance of the executive in relation to the priorities for such executive's position, or the Firm's performance in relation to the priorities for which the executive shares responsibility as a member of the Operating Committee, have been unsatisfactory for a sustained period of time.