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What Uber Can Teach Every Business About Culture Change

In today’s highly transparent world, company culture matters more than ever. No longer can executives hide behind closed doors. Strategic leadership is critical because employees’ behavior greatly affects a company’s reputation and brand. There is much that we can learn from one of the most successful startups ever — Uber, valued around $70 billion —…

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DuPont Wins Award of Excellence at 2017 PRSA Silver Anvil Awards

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has honored DuPont with an Award of Excellence as part of the 2017 Silver Anvil Awards. A Silver Anvil recognizes excellence in public relations and communications. According to PRSA, the award “symbolizes the breadth of talent among industry practitioners while recognizing outstanding individual professional achievement.” DuPont’s “Journey to…

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Creating an Intranet That Drives Employee Engagement

Hate your intranet? You’re not alone. Many organizations are facing outdated, ineffective intranets that drive high levels of dissatisfaction among employees. Making matters even more frustrating for users, companies often invest in additional platforms, apps and channels as workarounds to meet needs the intranet does not. We believe intranets are the digital nucleus of your…

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Franziska Weber Joins CLE Board of Directors

Gagen consultant Franziska Weber has recently joined the Communication Leadership Exchange’s (CLE) Board of Directors. Among other duties, Franziska will help shape the CLE 2017 annual conference, scheduled for October 26-27, 2017, which will bring together some of the industry’s best minds to exchange ideas and drive thought leadership in today’s hyperkinetic business world. The…

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Guardian Life Insurance, DuPont and Gagen MacDonald Are 2017 North America SABRE Award Finalists

The Holmes Report has named Guardian Life Insurance, DuPont and Gagen MacDonald finalists for the 2017 North America SABRE Awards. The SABRE Awards celebrate excellence in public relations and recognize superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement. This year, more than 2,000 entrants are competing for the prestigious honors. Employee Communications Guardian Life Insurance and…

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DuPont, Lundbeck and Guardian Life Insurance Receive IABC Gold Quill Awards

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has honored DuPont with three Merit Awards, Lundbeck U.S. with an Excellence Award and Guardian Life Insurance with a Merit Award, as part of the 2017 Gold Quill Awards. A Gold Quill recognizes excellence in business communication globally and is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. According…

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Top Skills IT Leaders Need to Succeed as Business Drivers

Technology trends such as the “Internet of things,” smart machines and cloud architecture are driving transformational change across the business world. Leading this charge is a company’s CIO. Today, the role requires a lot more than technical and operational knowledge. CIOs need to connect internal and external ecosystems, identify aligned technologies for pilot projects, improve…

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4 Reasons You Need a Leadership Portal

As the business world continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, leaders face new and mounting pressures and challenges. Today’s executives and managers, faced with a constant barrage of information, find it harder than ever to identify the information, tools and resources they require in order to lead. To cut through the clutter, leaders need a fresh…

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The Chicago Cubs: A Case Study in Aligning Strategy, Structure and Culture

No one is more excited about baseball’s 2017 Opening Day than the people of Chicago. After ending a 108-year-long championship drought and staging one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, the once “loveable-loser” Cubs are entering the new season as a championship team. To many, it may seem like the stars had magically aligned…

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Sherry Scott Named Among PRWeek’s “Champions of PR”

PRWeek has named Gagen MacDonald’s Sherry Scott to its 2017 “Champions of PR” list. The esteemed designation honors women in public relations—from senior leaders to account executives—who continually set the bar high. Forty winners were selected from more than 200 nominees. The candidates were judged on their work in public relations, as well as their philanthropic…

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