Feb 21, 2017
What if you could provide nuanced, objective, personal feedback and improvement for every leader in your organization, from VPs to directors to high-potential managers?
Feb 08, 2017
Since his election, Donald Trump has singled out several U.S. companies for criticism. Considering the immediate effect of his condemnations on those companies’ stock prices, we turned to executive communication expert Briar Goldberg for insights on how organizations and their leaders should prepare to respond any time they get called out — in the business arena or on the political stage.
Jan 12, 2017
by Noah Zandan and Mark McKinnon
The most important asset in the news business is trust. When viewers are seeking information, they want to know that it is reliable, especially in the new era of fake news. And if a newscaster loses trust with his or her audience, it’s not long before they see the exits or are reassigned. Just ask Dan Rather or Brian Williams.
Jan 03, 2017
We’ve measured hundreds of thousands of communication samples from leaders across the globe and identified five major trends shaping leadership communications.
Jan 03, 2017
One of our greatest assets here at QC is our global communication database, which contains millions of data points on communications from leaders and professionals around the world, enabling us to build customized benchmarks to show our clients how their communication compares to competitors, peers, and best-in-class communicators.
Dec 16, 2016BY Sarah Weber
Think about your favorite movie. What was the name of the main character? What did you like about him or her? What happened to the character throughout the movie? You can probably recall the plot in great detail.
Now think back to the last quarterly update your organization’s leadership sent around internally. Maybe you can recall a statistic or two, but I’ll bet you’d be hard pressed to recount any significant portion of the report to your colleague who hasn’t read it yet.
That’s because there’s no story to tell. No narrative arc, no emotional moments, no suspense, no climax. Just the facts. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Dec 01, 2016BY Sarah Weber
We analyzed the communication patterns of the global leaders on Fortune’s 2016 list to uncover the keys to their influence and success.
Nov 21, 2016
Imagine you’re an MBA student. You’re 28 years old and learning the foundations of finance, marketing, operations, and people management. The goal? To become a leader at an American corporation that employs thousands of people, makes something people use every day, pays taxes to fund government improvements to everyday life, and donates a percentage of profits, time, and resources to making the world better.
Mar 01, 2016
On Saturday, Warren Buffett released his much anticipated 2015 letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders. After the release, Fortune noted with some surprise that, despite the market’s rocky year and Buffett’s history of offering reassuring communication in such times, the CEO remained “silent on stocks” in this year’s letter.
Jan 13, 2016BY QC Press
This post was originally published on Bloomberg Politics on January 13, 2016.
Seven years ago, newly elected President Barack Obama addressed lawmakers in the shadow of a devastating economic crisis but buoyed by the promise of change he'd campaigned on. On Tuesday night, Obama returned to the same podium for his final State of the Union address, with an economy in much better shape but other worries clouding the horizon. He reprised that same “change” theme as his presidential swan song.