Reputation, Risk and Crisis

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Series: Mistakes Made in Reputation Crisis: Anger and Lack of Humility

August 12th, 2019

This series talks about what mistakes add length and misery to our reputation crisis. Today, in part two, we talk about anger and a lack of humility.

Series: Mistakes Made in Reputation Crisis: Conflict/Crisis Avoidance

August 1st, 2019

When in disputes, adversity and especially reputation crisis, we make mistakes that lengthen the misery and add additional costs. This series begins today by discussing the mistake of conflict/crisis avoidance. Choose that and you escalate problems as people assume you don't care and ate of weak character. That can go viral.

What Lance Armstrong still doesn’t understand

May 29th, 2019

Lance Armstrong's public relations and ongoing crisis communications is failing him. In his recent comments, it's clear he is still not understanding the severity of his actions and the negative impact. Here's what he's missing and what we can learn from him.

Don’t water the weeds in your life

May 24th, 2019

Why do we do it? Give strength to those things in our business, at work or our personal lives that bring us costs and pain? What if we could learn how to stop watering those "weeds" and live better lives, with more peace and less trauma? Want some of that good stuff? I do. Learn the power of questions, honesty with yourself and choosing a healthier, happier path.

You can stop and learn before the point of no return

May 24th, 2019

Reputation misery. Financial costs. Loss of freedom and autonomy. Loss of trust. Damaged relationships or ruined ones. It doesn't have to happen. We can stop and learn, protect ourselves all that is healthy and meaningful, before the point of no return.

Consequences coming due more often for CEOs

May 23rd, 2019

Enabling still happens in corporate America, it just beginning to be less lengthy than years past. Here is a short podcast on findings, quotes and observations, ending with some questions.

Power and two barriers to apology

May 17th, 2019

With people of power, what gets in the way of them apologizing? Art Markman, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin says there are two barriers.

Power and two barriers to apology

May 17th, 2019

With people of power, what gets in the way of them apologizing? Art Markman, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin says there are two barriers.

Who else has Elon Musk-type dangerous habits

May 6th, 2019

Elon Musk has brilliant business accomplishments, is a visionary and will accomplish more success, prove doubters wrong yet he is not with weakness, blind spots and poor risk management. Do you share similarities with him?

Wow, do I do that? Breakthrough illumination

May 6th, 2019

We can often hold on to thinking, beliefs and attitudes that do our companies, our people, our loved ones and ourselves little to no good. But if and when we learn to "see" more clearly and wisely, progress and breakthrough can happen.