Should you post views on a fast-moving international crisis?

Deciding whether to post commentary during a severe and fast-moving crisis, such as the Russia-Ukraine war, can be a conundrum. Asset managers may be reluctant to make macro calls. Wealth managers may have qualms about commenting on changes to portfolio composition. For both, hesitations boil down to these three reasons:   You don’t want to be wrong.    You don’t want to [...]

By |2022-03-22T13:48:03-06:0003/22/2022|

Crisis communication tips from Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, draws leadership lessons from her presidential subjects. Best known for the bestseller Team of Rivals focused on Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet and her Pulitzer-prize winning No Ordinary Time about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during the war years, Kearns Goodwin has spent her life studying these and other leaders. [...]

By |2021-04-02T11:21:03-06:0001/26/2021|

Dive bombed by negative news coverage? How to recover and move forward

Each spring, I like to enjoy the warmer weather by walking the many trails in my neighborhood. I'm often disturbed by dive-bombing red winged blackbirds, nature’s guerilla warriors who can strike out of the blue, totally upsetting a peaceful stroll. Being the subject of a negative article or social media post can feel the same. Your otherwise sanguine world is [...]

By |2021-04-02T11:35:36-06:0001/20/2021|

Getting beyond negative news coverage 

Oh shoot (or more likely an expletive). Nothing worse than getting an unexpected google alert with your company name connected to unflattering news.  It is frustrating to be the subject of negative media coverage. When your company is named in a lawsuit or regulatory matter, or a key executive leaves to join a competitor, the news media loves to tell these stories as much as we’d prefer to avoid them.   And even after the dust settles, it isn’t [...]

By |2020-09-15T15:30:23-06:0009/03/2020|

Beyond ‘Let’s do better’: Lessons from industry responses to America’s conversation on racial justice and inequity

This spring our inboxes were flooded with sympathetic messages and thoughts on the reckoning America is experiencing on racial inequity and justice, largely spurred by the death of George Floyd and the numerous effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some companies released public statements, others sent internal messages to employees. Still other companies didn’t chime in at all. Many of [...]

By |2020-08-27T16:30:29-06:0008/10/2020|

Dive bombed by negative news coverage? How to recover and move forward

For the fourth time this spring, I have been dive bombed by red winged blackbirds, nature’s guerilla warriors who can strike out of the blue, totally upsetting a peaceful walk. Being the subject of a negative article or social media post can feel the same. Your otherwise sanguine world is upended by what feels like a personal attack to your [...]

By |2020-07-01T12:18:10-06:0007/01/2020|

Crisis communication tips from Teddy Roosevelt

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, draws leadership lessons from her presidential subjects. Best known for the bestseller Team of Rivals focused on Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet and her Pulitzer-prize winning No Ordinary Time about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during the war years, Kearns Goodwin has spent her life studying these and other leaders. Buried in her [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:52:02-06:0004/17/2019|
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