A Conversation with Dave Ulrich
April 15 | Human Capital Watch Podcast | Comments (0)
Join this podcast series from The Conference Board called Conversations with …..- lively discussions around the role of Human Capital practitioners today. In this first episode, Dr. Rebecca Ray speaks with HR Management expert David Ullrich of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business about disruption in this profession.
The Philosophy Behind Patagonia, the Outspoken Outdoor Brand
April 11 | JP Kuehlwein, Marketing Institute Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How does an active wear brand become an activist icon? Deliberately or despite itself? Can product, purpose, profit, and politics mesh—or do they risk unraveling? And what’s the story behind the unconventional Patagonia beer? These questions and more will be answered in The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center's April Monthly Chat.
10 Ways for Your Communications Team to Respond to Sensationalized News Stories and Maintain Your Organization’s Reputation
April 10 | Sheri Rothman, Senior Writer, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How do you respond when someone publishes a story about you that isn’t true? Here’s how Mayo Clinic handled such a situation in August 2018 when CNN ran this: “Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of ‘medical kidnapping.’”
On Governance: The Public Company Governance Model – In Dire Need of Radical Change
April 09 | Henry D. Wolfe | Comments (0)
What is needed is a radically new governance model aligned with the high-performance requirements of the current hyper-competitive business environment.
New Research Analyzes Standardized Social Outcomes
April 04 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Do you have a firm grasp of the outcomes your societal investments are achieving, or are you still counting inputs and outputs? New research from The Conference Board, in collaboration with the Impact Genome Project and supported by Moody's, uses standardized metrics to measure social outcomes, enabling companies to more effectively report and benchmark the performance of their societal investments. Being able to compare social outcomes helps companies make smarter societal investments.
On Governance: Science & Sentiment – A Quantitative Analysis of Warren Buffett's CEO Letters
April 03 | Krista Bennatti-Roberts, Data Scientist, Hansell McLaughlin Advisory | Carol Hansell, Founding Partner, Hansell LLP, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Shareholders and other stakeholders develop a sense for the chief executive's leadership style through the tone and content of the annual CEO letters. In the case of Warren Buffett, the tone and content is unique and effective.
Latest Research from the Governance Center
April 02 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
The latest research from the Governance Center covers the independent auditor and regulator perspectives on the director’s job description, and a theory about outsourcing public company board functions to a board service provider. We also released two more installments in our "Director Notes" series.
Indications 2.8: Debt, Denial, and Modern Monetary Theory
April 02 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
According to the IMF, total debt worldwide—including government, consumer, financial, and non-financial sources—now amounts to $185 trillion, or some 2.25 times the size of global GDP. A generation ago, the ratio stood at just 1:1. But despite this rapid rise in leverage, the traditional dangers of government debt in particular—soaring inflation and interest rates—have yet to materialize.
Linking Internal Communication to Business Results
April 02 | Lise Michaud, Founder, IC Kollectif | Comments (0)
Is your organization evaluating its internal communication in a way that makes business sense? Measures of internal communications often focus on intranet usage or employee satisfaction or engagement. Companies rarely measure employee attitude or behavior change, understanding of key messages, or internal communication’s impact on strategic and financial objectives. These and a range of other metrics will give more insight into the effectiveness of internal communication on business results.