CEOs Choose ‘Strategic Silence’ Amid Growing Polarization

June 20, 2024

We’re excited to see David Astorino, senior partner at RHR International, featured in Agenda Week (backed by the Financial Times).

The article discusses how companies have made a wave of statements related to social issues in the last few years, driven by overwhelming pressure to wade into public debate. Now, in the midst of divisive geopolitical conflict, CEOs are largely staying mum.

David notes how CEOs don’t exert the same control over employees the way they used to. However, leaders know they must be consistent with their messages, but should still be able to change their minds on certain issues because of how rapidly things are evolving.

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