Measurement Lessons Learned from Cisco, Southwest, and Exeter Hospital
November 15 | Katie Paine, Founder and CEO, Paine Publishing | Comments (0)
Last month, Paine Publishing hosted the Summit on the Future of Communications Measurement. Here, we present three case studies from the summit that highlight the three major themes that ran through every conversation.
For Funders and Nonprofits: Excellent Nonprofit Management is Mission Critical
November 15 | Jennifer Swayne, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Brooklyn Community Services | Comments (0)
Nonprofit missions help us rally around various societal challenges. However, while nonprofit missions garner attention from funders, the management of the organization is where attention is critical. The challenge is that some funders may make their funding decisions based on nonprofit missions and nonprofits may direct more of their attention to mission rather than management.
On Governance: CEO Pay Ratio Planning: 10 Consensuses from Thought Leading Companies
November 14 | James D. C. Barrall, Senior Fellow in Residence, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law | Comments (0)
Based on conversations with about 20 thought-leading companies, here are 10 consensuses on how leading companies are planning to comply with the new CEO pay ratio rules in 2018.
Work Like an Artist: An Artist’s Guide to Success as An Entrepreneur
November 13 | Alexandra Phillips, Personal Business Coach, Alexandra Phillips Consulting | Comments (0)
Artists are fantastic at overcoming obstacles in their work. Why? Because, to artists, obstacles are a necessary ingredient in the recipe that will lead them to success. They’re waiting for the bumps in the road, and when those bumps arrive, artists have the tools necessary to surmount those rough patches sometimes even turning them into gold.
What’s new in the US labor market – November 2017 edition
November 13 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (3)
Update on the current situation of the US labor market.
Higher Highs and Lower Lows: Don’t Be a CSR Novice
November 09 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
New research published in the Strategic Management Journal has made some waves (air waves, at least) with its key finding that “past investments in CSR appear to a) greatly increase the likelihood of CEO dismissal when financial performance is poor, and b) somewhat reduce the likelihood of CEO dismissal when financial performance is good. Thus, striving to deliver profits in a socially responsible manner may have both positive and negative personal consequences.” So, that clears things up.
What do ISS’ 2018 draft policy changes mean?
November 08 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Here are descriptions and comments on Institutional Shareholder Services proposed policy changes on gender pay gap, poison pills, and non-employee director compensation from Governance Center member law firms that have issued related client memos.
The Branded Content S-Q-U-E-E-Z-E
November 08 | Susan Getgood, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Insights, SheKnows Media | Comments (0)
The struggle, it is real. Digital publishers finally have solid proof that branded content works, and boom, a whole raft of new competitors surface, all looking for that same advertiser dollar. Digiday covers the problem quite nicely in this piece: As branded content pivots to video, publishers face new challenges. The article focuses on the competition offered by video production houses and entertainment studios, with a passing mention for influencers who approach a brand directly.
New Study Shows Value of Nonprofit Board Experience in Developing Human Capital for Innovation
November 08 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Businesses that find new solutions to address social, economic, and environmental problems can mitigate risks, reduce costs, and grow profits and value. Unfortunately, many companies lack effective ways to stimulate leadership, creativity, and innovation among their workforces. Better World Leaders: The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study, released last week, reveals that by engaging employees in board service, companies develop their human capital for leadership in innovation.
How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows
November 05 | David Niu | Comments (0)
When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an esprit de corps that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing. However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for about 70% of startups in years three to four, regardless of how happy the team was before. We call this the “cultural chasm.”