The World Public Relations Forum takes place in Toronto from May 29 to May 31 of this year. I’ve been honored to do three episodes of my C-Suite Podcast about the event. Embedded above is Episode 17, which you can also find here. Episode 17 features Stephen Waddington, Partner and Chief Engagement Officer, Ketchum and […]
Leamington, a little town in the province of Ontario, is the tomato capital of Canada. The town earned that honor by farming vast acreages of tomatoes in fields and greenhouses. Their tomato expertise caught the attention of the H. J. Heinz Company who erected a factory in Leamington in 1908. And for more than 100 […]
For years we’ve promoted and prioritized business cultures around hard-charging, expertise-laden, take-no-prisoners, results-oriented, step-on-their-necks-if-we-must ideology. But wait … what if being nice works just as well?
When it comes to disruption, it can feel like we’re talking about Uber and AirBNB all the time. Here’s a new example that disrupted another time-honored tradition: shopping for men’s clothes. How is Alton Lane chasing this dream?
OK, OK — there’s no such thing as a perfect employee. That’s probably true. But if you want to design a really good one, there are a couple of things to take into account — or so says Cushman Wakefield CIO Adam Stanley.
Death by meeting is an extremely real, very brutal thing. How do we fix it, though?
I write a lot about the whole notion of people who run around screaming about how busy they are all the time; here are a few samples: You’re probably not nearly as busy as you think Being busy is a drug for most people Only about 10 percent of Americans know how to balance ‘being […]
Augusta National, home to The Masters, is one of the most iconic and hollowed sports grounds in the world. With no Tiger Woods in the tournament this year, will it be Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, or Phil Mickelson that steals the show and hearts of millions across the world? I’m not sure what player will […]
As Baby Boomers gradually retire, you’re beginning to see CEOs from Generation X — and thanks to tech startups around the world, you’re even seeing some Generation Y/millennial CEOs as well. This is going to be a pretty big shift in terms of top leadership at companies: Baby Boomer CEOs developed their career arcs in […]
We’ve talked before on this blog about the need to be a customer-focused CEO. But since CEOs are often the major decision-maker within an organization, it’s important to understand the decision-making styles of customer-focused CEOs. Because the C-Suite as a whole tends to make dozens (if not hundreds) of decisions in a given week, having […]