An Academic Perspective on Reputation

By Professor Paul A Argenti

By |2017-01-15T20:43:18+00:00May 8th, 2015|Ethisphere Magazine, Reputation|

Because reputation is the most valuable asset that any organization has, we focus on that topic in the first term of the MBA program in my required general management class at the Tuck School; we get back to it again as part of my Corporate Communication elective for second-year students.

Industry Wide Scandal

By |2017-01-15T20:43:21+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Ethisphere Magazine, Reputation, RSS BELA Member|

As the carnage from the Libor scandal mounts, the deeper meaning of the scandal is being missed. We are in search of the “usual suspects,” e.g., poor compliance, poor leadership, and lax government regulation, even as a more subtle and darker problem lurks in the background.

Continuing With a Legacy of Trust

By |2017-01-15T20:43:26+00:00June 4th, 2013|Reputation|

In the years since ITT’s founding in 1920, the company has continually sought to enhance our ability to create value for our stakeholders. Our journey has transformed the nature of our company many times – taking us from what originally was a telecommunications business in 1920, to one of the world’s most well-known conglomerates in the 1970s, to a leader in defense, water and industrial markets over the last decade.

Building Trust Into Your Business

By |2017-01-15T20:43:26+00:00June 4th, 2013|Reputation|

Benjamin Franklin said it well: “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” His observation reflects not only the critical importance of trust as both a guiding and operating principle, but the reality of its fragility.

Earning Your Reputation

By |2017-01-15T20:43:27+00:00June 4th, 2013|Reputation|

General Electric is deeply honored to participate in Ethisphere’s first-ever Trust Isssue. We are honored because a vital asset for good companies is the trust of customers, investors, governments and employees. Simply put, trust is to GE as air is to breathing.

For Whom the Law Tolls

By |2017-01-15T20:43:27+00:00June 4th, 2013|Reputation|

It is a question asked by all parties in a matter with potential criminal consequences. The prosecutor -- considering whether to invest time in an enforcement investigation or, later, seek an indictment -- must assess whether a prosecution of the target’s offense conduct would be time-barred under the statute of limitations.

Tests of Leadership and the Value of Reputation

By |2017-01-15T20:43:27+00:00June 4th, 2013|Reputation|

A Keynote by Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright On the first evening of the 2012 Global Ethics Summit, Ethisphere hosted the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies awards dinner, honoring the companies that received this year’s award.  Keynoting the dinner was former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  The following are her comments after Read More

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