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 →

Reputation Management as Change Management

You may remember my post “Reputation is Built on Behavior” in which I argued that communications has very little to do with reputation, but the way an organization behaves does. I just read an article on the MIT Sloan Management … Continue reading →

Corporate-Stakeholder Alignment; CEOs Create Win Win Scenarios

I’ve done a number of projects for CEOs who go to their heads of communications and say “We’re tripping over our messages.” In doing these projects, I’ve discovered most organizations are tripping over their policies as well. The Challenge of … Continue reading →

Effect of Recession on Relationships between Organizations and Stakeholders

The last time I reviewed the tracking data on my website, I found one person had reached it searching this question: What effect has the recession had on relationships between organizations and their stakeholders? Unfortunately, my site disappointed this web … 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 →