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Client Leadership Academy 2015

You All Want to Work for Edelman

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What a difference a decade makes. The Holmes Report headline from yesterday's newsletter is as stated above, with news that Edelman was chosen as the favorite place to work by a two to one margin over our nearest competitors in the U.S. and Europe.

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Breaking News

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I have been looking for an app that helps me keep up with news stories involving our clients. The one I have been using and would suggest that PR people download is called Breaking News, a unit of NBC News.

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Huntsman on China

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I went to the annual meeting of the National Committee on U.S. – China Relations on Wednesday in New York City. Steve Orlins, head of the NCUSCR, interviewed former U.S. Ambassador to China (and Republican presidential candidate) Jon Huntsman for an hour. Here are highlights of the conversation. 1) Bo Xilai—Huntsman said the willingness of […]

Google+ Hangouts

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This week I met with Bradley Horowitz, who is now in charge of Google+, in addition to his work on Google News and other brands. Google+ is trying to differentiate on the basis of integrating social with search. As noted in a recent Fast Company article, Google+ allows you to share privately.   I was […]

Note to Government Leaders: Control Won’t Work Any More

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I attended the annual dinner of the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. this week. There are significant challenges facing government leaders as a result of ease of communications, which is politicizing the world’s people. People today believe they can make a difference.   Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, said in his keynote […]

Note to Government Leaders: Control Won’t Work Any More

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I attended the annual dinner of the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. this week. There are significant challenges facing government leaders as a result of ease of communications, which is politicizing the world’s people. People today believe they can make a difference.   Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, said in his keynote […]

Note to Government Leaders: Control Won’t Work Any More

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I attended the annual dinner of the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. this week. There are significant challenges facing government leaders as a result of ease of communications, which is politicizing the world’s people. People today believe they can make a difference.   Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, said in his keynote […]

The Big 6-0

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This is not about me turning 60 (though that comes in a few years).   While it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating our 50th anniversary, we are already knee deep in planning events for our 60th this October.   In addition to a terrific, company-wide pro bono effort focused on alleviating hunger and […]

Leadership Lessons from Coach K

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I was one of forty people at a breakfast this morning in New York City with Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, alias Coach K. He was in town to see a few members of his USA Basketball team (Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul) and to do a bit of recruiting. Here are a few […]

Earning License to Lead

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I am delivering the keynote address at the Marquette University College of Communications this morning in about an hour. I had a marvelous discussion over dinner last night with Dean Lori Bergen, who has brought energy and verve to this Milwaukee-based institution. She made a profound observation about the core values of the school, the […]

Leading from the Front

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I have had a whirlwind tour of the US this week, from San Jose to Chicago to Oklahoma City and finally back to my home in New York City. Some CEOs operate best from behind their desks, focused on the numbers and proper implementation of strategy. Nothing wrong with that approach, but I prefer to […]

The Social Service Agency: Hard Choices Ahead

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I hosted a dinner at my home on Tuesday for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS), which was founded in the 1850s to help orphans and children living in poverty in New York City. Rich Buery, the inspirational CEO of the organization, was joined by former Centers for Disease Control director Julie Gerberding, former NYC Deputy […]

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