Dave Samson on Organizing to Use Data and Analytics at Chevron

Here is the third (and for the time being, final) of my Blog posts with Dave Samson, General Manager, Public Affairs, at Chevron and current Chairman of The Arthur W. Page Society, answering questions about data, analytics and digital PR. To … Continue reading →

Dave Samson on Data, Analytics and Digital PR at Chevron

Dave Samson, General Manager, Public Affairs, at Chevron and current Chairman of The Arthur W. Page Society, is one of the PR industry’s leaders in using big data and analytics. He’s also at the leading edge of digital PR. Dave agreed … Continue reading →

The Continuing Threat to PR/Communications from Management Consultants: McKinsey & Company on Reinventing External Affairs

I get e-mails from McKinsey & Company, including one that linked to this article on “Reinventing External Affairs.” The article notes in a bold headline: “A rising role for stakeholder engagement—and the business value at stake” as a finding after … Continue reading →

Three Ways Research Can Help in a Crisis

Most organizations have a crisis of some sort at one time or another.  Here are three ideas regarding how research can help you manage those crises better. 1.  Assess the CrisisThe first thing you want to do when your management … Continue reading →

Helping Your Organization Succeed in a Complex Environment

I recently had the good fortune to attend a short presentation by Sally Blount, the new Dean of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She spoke of the changing environment, new trends and issues that business schools and all organizations … Continue reading →

Helping Your Organization Avoid its Demise

Yesterday was Sunday, and I could no longer stand the clutter in my office. So, I sorted and filed. Inevitably, I came across a number of items that called for some kind of action. One of these was the December, … Continue reading →