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Model Behavior: Restructuring Orgs To Assess Risk and Manage Change

Risks abound in today’s global business climate. Shattered investor confidence, slashed consumer spending and spiraling employee morale have all forced executives to take pause and reassess their organizations’ business models and recipes for success. With … | MORE »

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Work Personality-Life Personality Balance: Is Any Town Big Enough?

First, we begin with a TREND: We will all begin to realize that “being different” outside of work, that is, trying to be one person one hour, another during another, is an implausible waste of … | MORE »

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Communicating During an Acquisition: Increase Your Profile

To maintain longstanding, fruitful relationships with consumers, advertisers and stakeholders during an acquisition, Citigate Cunningham’s executive vice president Melissa Sheridan offers these best practices on how to keep your brand relevant. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Freezing Months for Talent Management; Green Investments; Blind Eye Turned to Corporate Misconduct

The communications implication: Business is still about people, and organizations are only as strong as their weakest employee. When money is tight, the best strategy is to embrace nontraditional recruitment techniques and creative fringe benefits–two things the modern communications executive is well equipped to drive. | MORE »

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Preparing Execs for the Always-On World of Social Media Training

With the emergence of social media, executives have to be ready to face cameras and microphones at all times when they are in public. It is not enough to be prepared for a face-to-face interview … | MORE »

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Why the Murder of Old Media is PR’s Best Chance

Since the advent of the printing press, professional opinions have helped shape our own. From Hearst to Murdoch, from Cronkite to Brokaw. Huge companies that employ thousands of trained journalists have helped us understand what’s … | MORE »

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Case Study: System Reboot: How One Nonprofit’s Revamped Web Site Helped Deliver Its Message to the Masses

In a city where 37% of the adult population cannot read well enough to fill out a job application, Chicago-based Open Books executives had their work cut out for them. | MORE »

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Two Lessons On How to (Not) Use the Internet as a Usability Lab for Consumer Products

Lesson #1: Listen to your customer where they are talking about your products If you make a product or service for the consumer market—or even for the business consumer market—you’ve got an enormous usability lab … | MORE »

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Tips for Surviving the Recession

Surviving a recession doesn’t mean having irons in the fire for the future: It means making money immediately. When cash flow turns to a not-so-steady drip, fear produces damaging results. Businesses go into panic mode … | MORE »

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How to Look On Top of the World, When You’re Actually Crashing

Business is down, cash flow is tight, foot traffic is slow and morale is at an all-time low. When we are hurting, there is an inherent nature to share our pain and seek comfort. Going … | MORE »

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