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Thinking Beyond the Department of “No”

All ethics, compliance and risk management professionals deal with delivering news that recipients don’t want to hear. In cases of clear violations, there’s often no way to soften the blow or equivocate what went awry. But not always. Too many writers with enforcement authority think they need to stick to the facts and only the […]

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The Chief Revenue Officer

Despite their acclaim and notoriety, Chief Revenue Officers (CROs) are only a recent addition to the C-Suite. Charged with aligning and leading a cohesive revenue team that consists of Marketing, Sales and Customer Success members, the CRO remit is to unify silo-ed departments, create frictionless revenue generation and drive a more positive customer experience. The […]

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Say It Like You Mean It – Brand Transparency and Social Accountability

The clothing brand Everlane is well known for its minimalistic approach to fashion but mainly its promise of producing ethically sourced, manufactured and priced apparel. The practice, dubbed “radical transparency,” was trademarked by the brand in 2017, now including the brand’s ethical labor practices and sustainability efforts. The Everlane site breaks down the cost to […]

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How Symbols Shape Us

The recent Black Lives Matter movement has reignited conversation about historic statues and other symbols across the United States. The passion sparked when discussing statues of leaders who perpetuated racism and colonialism demonstrate how significant and powerful symbols can be. They represent the stories we decide to tell and become an extension of the community. […]

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Walk the Talk: A Chance to Move Beyond Virtue Signaling and Create Change Within Your Organization

The Black Lives Matter protests are the most recent example of a public asking for systematic change. This may have inspired a reckoning to pause and reflect on how your organization’s culture and actions can improve. Inevitably, brands will find something to say, offering support or sympathy, and promises and progress. But customers are becoming […]

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