Search results for: Mary Barra

Are Women Risk-Takers? – Exhibit One: Mary Barra

Leslie Grossman, Senior Fellow & Faculty, The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership When discussing the lack of gender equality in the C-Suite or on the Boards of the Fortune 500, men are sometimes heard to explain, “Women don’t have the guts to make the tough decisions.” Women are viewed as great at…

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How Do We Achieve #BalanceforBetter?

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  This year’s theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, which is a call to action for creating a gender-balanced world. So, how do we turn a slogan into a call to action for all, including women and men? I believe it starts with creating strong…

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Trending in December 2018

Editor’s Note:  We celebrate our contributors and their generosity in sharing their wisdom and insight with the CommPRO community.  Here is the list of the 10 most-read articles in December, 2018.  We’ll be back on New Year’s Eve to share the top articles, events and whitepapers of 2018. 1)  PR Trends that will Resonate in…

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GM Asked to Answer for Plant Closures

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Facebook and Google are not the only major American companies facing Congressional scrutiny and related negative headlines. Recent news cycles are revealing that General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has been called to Capitol Hill in order to “answer for the automaker’s announced plans to close four U.S. plants…”  According to Democratic…

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Andrew Faas on the ABC’s of Leadership: How Believable Are You?

Andrew Faas  “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful” – Edward R. Murrow  This is a second of a series of articles on the A-B C’s of Leadership, in which I outline the characteristics for effective leadership. I am of the view that everyone…

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INDUSTRY NEWS Trump’s Brand Story – An Unconventional Success Strategy February 19, 2017 | Industry News, Marketing, Public Relations PR Genome Webinar – How PR is Vital to the Future of Branded Video Content in 2017 February 19, 2017 | Events, Industry News, PR Council Donald Trump Rants and Raves at the Press in a Classic Example of Misdirection…

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Sponsors and Mentors Key to Career Advancement, Female Execs Say

Need for Sponsors and Mentors Major Theme in Survey By Lori R. Sackler, Financial Advisor, Global Wealth Management Division, Morgan Stanley Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, IBM. Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard. Irene Rosenfeld, Kraft Foods. Mary Barra, General Motors. Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup. All are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. This year’s Fortune 500 list boasts 24 females in the…

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10 of the Most Inspirational CEOs in the World

Charles Dearing Inspiration isn’t very hard to come by in the business world. Head over to your local bookstore, and you’ll find hundreds of business books, all doling out different bits of advice on the same topics. But the right inspiration, from the right people is a little more difficult. Whether you’re interested in running…

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8 Tips That Will Improve Your Business Writing Skills

Mary Walton, Professional Editor No matter what your job role is, you need to be able to communicate effectively through writing. Most communication is done through the written word nowadays, so it’s vital that your writing is up to scratch. Here’s 8 tips that will help you improve your business writing. 1. Keep It Short…

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GM in Hot Water for Playing Politics

By Dan Palmier, Entrepreneur and Financier Nearly every decision maker in the automotive industry agrees self-driving cars are the wave of the future. And that assumption has some automakers hoping to stack the deck in their favor. The latest reportedly making an attempt to influence legislation related to so-called autonomous cars is General Motors. According to the…

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(2015 Top Post) Brian Williams Should Throw His PR Person Under The Bus

By Mary C. Long, Chief Ghost, Digital Media Ghost The real conversation isn’t around whether Brian Williams “misremembered” (of course he didn’t) – it’s about accepting blame. And it offers some lessons anyone could benefit from in this age of online egos, particularly whoever advised Williams otherwise. When PR nightmares start to take shape, the default response…

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