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Today’s Leaders Need to Be Great Storytellers

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Ken Chenault, the former CEO of American Express, often paraphrased Napoleon in saying that leaders need to define reality and give hope. Essentially, it is up to leaders to tell their people what is happening now and inspire them by outlining the opportunities that the future holds for them both individually and institutionally.

In sum, leaders need to tell a good story. An authentic, believable and realistic one. But, one filled with promise of a better day, and how we’re going to get there.

Survey Says Aflac is Once Again a Fortune’s Most Admired Company

18 years on annual list show how Aflac isn’t a company that takes service and value for granted
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COLUMBUS, Ga., March. 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Aflac today announced that it is once again included on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2019. With this 18th year of being voted onto this prestigious list by industry peers, the supplemental insurance company has once again demonstrated that Aflac isn’t a company that takes customer service and shareholder value for granted.

Leaders Should Engage In Principled Conflict

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As widely reported, before John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, passed away recently, he shared some thoughts in his final statement to America.  One of those missives was the following:

Groundbreaking Report by Equileap Ranks General Motors No. 2 U.S. Company on Gender Equality

Citigroup, General Motors, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson gain top scores
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Equileap assessed companies in the S&P 100 Index on 21 criteria including access to healthcare:

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap.
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels - board, executive, management, workforce.
  • A vast majority (71 percent) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place.
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Equileap assessed companies in the S&P 100 Index on 21 criteria including access to healthcare:

  • General Motors is the only leading US company with no gender pay gap.
  • No company achieves gender balance at all levels - board, executive, management, workforce.
  • A vast majority (71 percent) of US companies now have an anti-sexual harassment policy in place.

5 Books That Every Leader Should Be Reading Now

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The beginning of a new year is always a good time to be reconsidering one's reading list.  With apologies to friends who have written terrific books on leadership and corporate social responsibility, the following are the five books (in alphabetical order) that I think leaders should be reading (or in some cases, re-reading) this year.  Some of them are new, some are more vintage, but all of them have lessons for leaders that are not only worthwhile, but increasing important in our highly competitive and chaotic world.

Whirlpool Corporation Named One of World’s Most Admired Companies for Ninth Consecutive Year

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Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating nearly a decade of recognition as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. FORTUNE Magazine has placed Whirlpool Corporation on its distinguished list for the ninth consecutive year.

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Nonprofit Board Service Builds More Effective Business Leaders

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Alice Korngold, President and CEO of Korngold Consulting LLC, has recently released the results of her study 2018 Nonprofit Board Leadership Study in partnership with IMPACT2030, a private sector collaboration with the United Nations, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Las Vegas Sands Named to Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” List

Company Receives Honor for the Third Consecutive Year
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LAS VEGAS, January 22, 2019 /3BL Media/–Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in Fortune’s annual list of the world’s most respected and reputable businesses, repeating 2017 and 2018 appearances on the list of global corporate leaders.  Created by industry peers, analysts and leaders, Sands has made the list a total of six times over the past seven years. 

Arrow Electronics Again Tops Industry Ranking in FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies List

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has again been named to FORTUNE’s "World’s Most Admired Companies” list, topping the “Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment” category for the sixth consecutive year.

This marks the 19th time Arrow has appeared on the list that is based on input from industry executives, directors and analysts.

Duke Energy Named One of Fortune’s "World’s Most Admired Companies" For Second Consecutive Year

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Company’s customer-centric culture continues to deliver strong value to customers and shareholders

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Company’s customer-centric culture continues to deliver strong value to customers and shareholders

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