|Jack Leslie on Morning Live|
Jack Leslie began his career as an aide to Senator Edward Kennedy, serving as his political director and as executive director of the Fund for a Democratic Majority. He joined the Sawyer Miller Group, a prominent political consulting firm, in 1983 and became the president of the company in 1985. He has provided political counsel to dozens of Presidential and state wide campaigns in the United States of America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Leslie was appointed by President Obama in 2009 to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. African Development Foundation.
Currently Jack Leslie, is the Chairman of a leading global Public Relations agency Weber Shandwick, and was interviewed by Morning Live this morning.
|Taking the ‘What’ and ‘How’ out of South African communication|
By Tom Manner, Managing Director of Clockwork Media
‘What do you do for a living?’
This is a question I’m often asked and yet sometimes find awkward to answer in a simple format.
The public relations and communication industry almost defies definition. It is as though a sleeping beast, comfortably having settled itself in the mid 20th century, has been shaken awake by shifting trends and now seems unable to make sense of the new hyper connected world it finds itself forced to navigate.
|When leaders lie|
By Cynthia Schoeman, Managing Director Ethics Monitoring & Management Services
Telling a lie is arguably something that everyone does from time to time. This can amount to a small exaggeration or a “white” lie that is apparently harmless. A lie can even be shaped by good intentions, for example to avoid hurting someone. (“Of course you look good in that new dress.” / "No, you have definitely not gained weight.”) But the “slippery slope” argument maintains that a relatively small first step can develop gradually until it amounts to something much more significant, when the lie is no longer harmless.
The other factor that exacerbates the impact of lying is when leaders lie. This stems from the fact that leaders exert the greatest influence on the conduct of others. But the ideal of being a good role model who influences his/her followers positively is, unfortunately, not always the case.