Page Turner Blog

Aug 24

Character is What You Do, Not What You Say

Roger Bolton

From a crisis response standpoint, Amazon gets good marks for its quick reaction to the New York Times workplace culture story last week. CEO Jeff Bezos responded immediately with a well-constructed message to employees, and CCO Jay Carney...

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Aug 11

The Gathering Storm

Gary Sheffer

Communications has never been more exciting. The digital world means information is shareable instantly, globally, and sometimes painfully, for corporations, governments and individuals. Within the enterprise, in a climate of scrutiny, where...

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Jul 02

‘Sunny side greed’? Business is good at general good

Bruce Harrison

It’s almost a ho-hum axiom: social responsibility is a win-win deal. Enterprise interest action can be purposed as social benefit action. That was the case charted in my two books on corporate greening.  My point (way back in the 1990s) was that...

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Jun 16

Isn’t Stakeholder Risk a CCO Responsibility?

Bruce Harrison

Truth and trust.  Two words, Jack Welch told Page members, sum up the role of enterprise leadership communication.  His comment at Page’s 2015 Spring Seminar echoes a post-Depression era speech of Arthur W. Page. The chief communicator of the...

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Jun 15

Coffee & Courage: Starbucks Shows Why Corporate Character Matters

Gary Sheffer

The Page Model tells us that the CCO’s role begins with defining, curating and instilling corporate character – the beliefs, the values, the culture, the purpose and the actions that define an enterprise. At the 2014 Page Society Annual...

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May 19

Does Your Company Live Its Values?

Roger Bolton

There are many reasons companies ignore their own values. Many leaders don’t really believe the stated values and instead live by an unstated set of principles that are much more expedient – often driven by short-term financial gain. Others...

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