What Makes A Good CEO In A Crisis?

We have all seen CEOs perform in times of a crisis for their organisation. But what are the main traits that help them to perform well? What makes a good CEO in a crisis? The type of pressure faced in times of a crisis is different from other forms. The time available to think and …

Please CEOs, do not create your own crises

Reputations take careful crating and building. Too often though it is the words or actions of senior team members that rapidly undo all the hard work. But do not assume they will know how they can inflict damage themselves. Help them avoid mistakes by telling them! Communications may be considered seriously by senior teams in …

The Uber problems of fast-growth startups

By Jacqueline Purcell Chart.PR Uber’s CEO just took an indefinite leave of absence after a long string of scandals. When a company is constantly in trouble, look at the leadership. Founder and co-founder companies seem to be especially prone to instability. Many get it right and become a shining example of innovation muddling through exponential growth …

Top 5 CEO public affairs mistakes

Leaders do not often suffer from a lack of self-confidence. Important in some leadership settings, that same trait can often lead to political and public affairs mistakes. Even very recent history is littered with the mistakes made by leaders whether that is off-the-cuff comments, arrogance in the face of political or media scrutiny, a failure …

The CEO’s guide to public affairs

Public affairs is not just about politics or Parliament.  It should be seen as an integral part of decision-making in all organisations. But the challenge is to ensure that CEOs recognise this value and we all have a role to play in that. Fully understood, public affairs offers organisations a range of tangible benefits from …