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Are women better leaders? HBR says yes.

There’s a new study in the Harvard Business Review of 16 characteristics of leadership  in which female leaders outpace their male counterparts.

Based on experience with hundreds of companies and organizations the categories that don’t surprise me are building relationships and developing others. Read more

OMG – Gap speaks in real English

If you think that The Gap’s clothes are hip, so is the way they treat social media with their employees.

An article from Ragan.com, describes The Gap’s social media policy as a straight and to the point approach that includes conversational language sans legalese. Read more

Lesson From the Media Side

A good line surfaced during Q and A at a forum at PR firm Powell Tate on the implications of social media for journalists and journalism.
Panelist Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post was engaged in an exchange with an audience member on ethics and accuracy in the age of Twitter. Read more

You have to say “I’m Sorry” more than once

The latest TSA story igniting the social space…a nursing mom was forced to use her breast pump in a public restroom in order to get though airport security.  According to news reports, the TSA official wasn’t convinced that the 38-year-old school vice principal with her nine month old daughter in tow was carrying a real breast pump.  “It really confuses me as to how an empty breast pump and cooler pack are a threat to national security and 20 minutes later, with milk, they no longer pose a threat to national security,” the outraged mom said. Read more

Lessons from Chardon High School

Geauga County, Ohio Sheriff Daniel McLelland – in whose county the fatal Chardon High School shooting occurred Monday – believes proactive crisis response training prevented the incident from causing more panic in the community than it already had:

“Several years ago, the Chardon school district and local law enforcement began conducting drills, training, practice, if you would, for an event just like occurred today. Read more

NEWS OF THE WEIRD


Hard to find the old fashioned police blotter items in your local newspaper these days.  They’ve gone the way of the Private Eye’s  fedora.
 Jim Romanesko, news media watchdog, says that there are so few beat reporters left, there’s no one left to go down to the roundhouse any more to pick up the noteworthy cop beat tidbits. Read more

A Tale of Two Universities

In the news this week is another campus crisis. (click here) Fifteen students including three current football players at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth were arrested and charged with drug trafficking as a result of a police sting operation. Read more

The Komen firestorm, and flip-flop

The sudden reversal by the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation will likely not end the controversy over its temporary withdrawal of funding for mammograms from Planned Parenthood. Without taking a position on the decision itself, and on the reversal, as communications consultants we at CommCore have several observations:
·    Why did they make the original announcement in the midst of a bitterly contested Presidential and Congressional election year in which Culture War issues such as abortion – which Planned Parenthood provides on-demand – are among the most divisive? Read more