The Charter of the Executive Communication Council
The Executive Communication Council (ECC) is a working group of organizations that share a likeminded commitment to strategic, dynamic and disciplined leadership communication. We believe what our CEOs and other top execs say and do can make a fundamental difference in the reputations, contributions and fortunes of an organization.
Represented by their executive communication professionals, these organizations strive to do more than achieve “best-practice” executive communication.
They wish to redefine it.
The ECC exists to meet three essential needs in a fast-evolving professional discipline:
- To define excellence in executive communication, and share modern leadership communication philosophy and practices with the broader exec comms community.
- To thoughtfully and continuously adapt executive communication strategies and tactics to meet the ever-changing needs of organizations’ leaders and their stakeholders.
- To showcase to the business community and to society at large, what great leadership communication is, and the profound impact it can make.
What Success Will Look Like
- Executive communication will be the intellectual mainspring of corporate communication, with communication executives partnering directly with the CEO and senior leadership.
- Executive communication professionals will draw on their personal strengths and particular expertise to influence business-critical initiatives both internally and externally.
- Leadership communication will be demonstrably more proactive and strategically disciplined, with measurable results.
- Leadership communication will expand internally, beyond the C-suite—including leaders from all levels of the organization—as part of a compelling human communication choir.
- Executive communication professionals will advise and coach their leaders on virtually aspect of the style, substance and symbolism of leadership communication.
- Successful executive communicators will have the opportunity to build long, potentially lucrative careers within the executive communication discipline.
- Ultimately, the leaders of corporations, nonprofits, universities and other institutions will be more expressive and candid, and the institutions they run will be more humane, socially sensible and effective.