The Tour De France not Immune to Reputation Risk

Just read an interesting piece in the Sunday Independent that the popularity of the Tour de France among French people has fallen dramatically, according to a survey. The survey claims that only 44% of French people said they like the Tour, which is down eight percentage pints from 2007 and  five points from 2008. It […]

Powerlines Number 90 – The newsletter for Reputation & Stakeholder Managers available for download

The 90th edition of Powerlines is now available for download. This newsletter aims to provide you with timely, accurate and useful information to help you build, sustain and protect your organisation’s reputation. Powerlines currently serves more than 8500 international and local readers! It is an opt-in newsletter list and comes at one cost – the […]

No organization can state that they have no stakeholders!

Last week I sent out my Powerlines newsletter Number 90 – a newsletter for Reputation Managers and those involved in stakeholder management. Like any newsletter it always gets its own fair amount of subscriptions and unsubscriptions. However what got me this time was an e-mail from someone that stated the following:’’Your newsletter would be inappropriate […]

A Damaged Reputation leaves Scars

The danger of damaging your reputation is immense. It can destroy people’s trust in you, it can destroy relationships and ultimately shut doors in your face. Yet, many people believe that time is the healer, and that with time knowledge of the incident or scandal will fade. Interestingly, organizational research on the topic varies. Some […]

Best Practices for Managing & Protecting Business Reputation

According to Wikipedia, “Best practices can also be defined as the most efficient (least amount of effort) and effective (best results) way of accomplishing a task, based on repeatable procedures that have proven themselves over time for large numbers of people.” There are best practices for identifying and mitigating reputation risk in different types of […]

Reputation permeates everything a Company does

What is the purpose of Corporate Governance? Compliance? Enterprise Wide Risk Management? Corporate Responsibility? Positive Company Actions and Behaviours? In the book, the 7 Habits of Highly Successful people, Stephen Covey writes that a person should always start with the end purpose in mind. So what is the end purpose of the questions that […]