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The Edelman Trust Barometer is a highly-regarded, reliable survey that assesses the degree of trust and credibility in global organizations and government entities. The 2013 executive summary is now available.
This year’s survey, Edelman Berman‘s 13th annual barometer, shows that trust is taking a beating in our organizations.
Some “highlights” (they’re really lowlights) include only 18% of 26,000 respondents around the globe believe that business leaders tell the truth, regardless of how complex or unpopular it is.[…] Continue Reading »
How well does your team or organization operate today? Are performance targets met or exceeded regularly? And, at the same time, do leaders and staff treat each other and customers with honor and respect during every interaction?
Recently, a client asked me to help them with their corporate culture. This manufacturing facility is very successful (i.e., they’re making very good profits) from a dedicated core of long-time customers.[…] Continue Reading »
The way you treat others tells us more about your values than anything you proclaim. Your every plan, decision, and action — at home, at work, and in your community — create your leadership legacy.
Allow me a tangential path for a moment. I attended a book marketing workshop a few weeks ago. Surrounded by successful thought leaders, authors and aspiring authors, the weekend was packed with relevant, actionable marketing ideas.[…] Continue Reading »
Leaders, are you seen as “of the people” you have chosen to lead or as separate from them?
I understand that leaders have unique responsibilities. They carry a different, often greater load than employees who do not formally manage people, departments or divisions. However, that greater burden does not grant leaders freedom from connection with those they’re charged with leading.[…] Continue Reading »