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"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you will do things differently."

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"Liberty Tax Sex Scandal Draws Investor Suit Targeting Hewitt" 

The Liberty case involving Founder John Hewitt is just the latest in a string of firings of prominent men as sexual harassment accusations shake public figures. Company boards are increasingly being drawn into the fray. "This is opening up a whole new area of liability for corporations," said Davia Temin. "They have to seriously look at the risks this behavior poses to the company." — Bloomberg.

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"Crisis of the Week: NBC News Faces Questions After Lauer Firing" 

"NBC’s handling of the Matt Lauer affair is a fascinating example of the almost-triumph of alt-fact and spin. In the end, though, it turned out to be a serious breach of public trust," said Davia Temin. — The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal.

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"Getting Intelligent About Artificial Intelligence: 6 Ways Executives Can Start" 

AI is on the lips of almost every global CEO and Board of Directors. But apart from the Big 8 technology companies business leaders may feel they don't know enough about AI to make informed decisions. This article shares 6 suggestions on how board members and C-suite executives can begin to understand this brave new world of AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"Forget The Hype: What Every Business Leader Needs To Know About Artificial Intelligence Now" 

Artificial Intelligence – it’s on the lips of the leaders, and on the 2018 agendas of the board meetings, of almost every global company today. Directors and operating executives alike know, or think they know, that this “new electricity” is going to be the next transformative force of our world. To ignore it now could be fatal to their long-term competitive position, not to mention survival. — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"Met Opera Grapples With Sex Accusations Amid Financial Challenges" 

"The right road is to get ahead of it," said Davia Temin. "You have to demonstrate, from the time you start hearing of a report…that you are taking the moral high ground." — The Wall Street Journal.

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"NBC Fires Top Morning Show Host" 

U.S. TV anchor, Matt Lauer, was fired by NBC news after a complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."It's about time," says Davia Temin. "Finally, finally, through some conglomeration of social media, more women around, finally it is being taken seriously, and not a wink, wink, nod, nod." — CNN Money | Quest Means Business.

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"Halperin Scandal Adds to List of Harassment Concerns" 

Weinstein. O'Reilly. Halperin. How should companies change after these harassment scandals? Richard Quest sits down with crisis advisor Davia Temin. — CNN Money | Quest Means Business.

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"DisruptDC Spotlight: Davia Temin on Crisis Management" 

DisruptDC's monthly call brings you topics in government and the economy relevant to today's business leaders. This edition features Davia Temin on crisis management. — DisruptDC.

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"How Boards Should Handle a CEO Scandal" 

"It used to be that a founding CEO could be excused all manner of misbehavior by his or her board, as long as it was kept quiet and the bottom line was not negatively impacted," says Davia Temin. "More recently, however, given the outsized attention to serious CEO misbehavior, boards really have little choice—they must react, and act, quickly and decisively." — Chief Executive.

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"Johnson Makes Rare Speech as Fidelity Deals With Harassment" 

The allegations of sexual harassment at Fidelity may make it harder for Johnson to accomplish one of her key goals: recruiting more female employees. Fidelity and other money managers may face a flood of complaints "now that the lid is off," said Davia Temin. — Bloomberg Markets.

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"Faber, Weinstein Put Boards on Notice: You’re the Adults Now" 

Corporate directors should now be on notice: bad behavior isn’t so easily swept under the rug. "Previously, they might have been able to excuse, ignore it, or they might not have known about it," says Davia Temin. "Today, everybody is living in an echo chamber. Social media has created reverberations of quotes that might have otherwise been buried." — Lifehacker.

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"Crisis of the Week: Equifax Hit With Massive Reputation Breach" 

The hack of personal information of around 143 million people has put credit-monitoring service Equifax Inc. in the crisis bullseye. "[Equifax] made pretty much every crisis communications gaffe in the book, systematically destroying public trust with every move," said Davia Temin. — The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal.

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"How to Handle a PR Crisis a Lot Better Than Equifax" 

"It was a model of the worst case imaginable," says Davia Temin. "You have to think about the victims, and let that guide you. Hopefully you have a good crisis manager, because the crisis manager is also representing the voice of victims." — Lifehacker.

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"Equifax: A Category 5 Cybersecurity Crisis Storm. Chances Are It Will Hit You" 

"You would really think that by now companies in crisis could get it right the first time," said Davia Temin. "Whenever you come out of the gate wrong in a crisis — either minimizing the problem, putting forth a totally tone-deaf message, trying to pull a fast one on your consumers by limiting your liability, or retaining some of your breezy marketing messages in the face of category 5 devastation — you court the fury of your customers, the public, regulators and investors." — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"CEOs Rethink Alliances With White House" 

"This is one of the toughest times for the consciences of corporate boards and corporate CEOs," said Davia Temin [who] said she expects more leaders to resign their advisory posts. — The Wall Street Journal.

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"Davia Temin Says Trump Had No Choice But to End Councils" 

In today's "Walk the Talk," Davia Temin reacts to President Donald Trump's decision to disband two advisory groups of U.S. business leaders. She speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets." — Bloomberg.

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"Three More CEOs Turn Backs on Trump as Merck, Intel Quit Council" 

Who’s next? That’s the big debate, said Davia Temin. "This conversation is viral in boardrooms right now." — Bloomberg.

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"More CEOs may ditch Trump" 

Merck & Co.'s Kenneth Frazier, then Under Armour Inc.'s Kevin Plank and Intel Corp.'s Brian Krzanich stepped down from a White House business group. Who's next? Davia Temin, head of the New York-based crisis-management firm Temin & Co: "This conversation is viral in boardrooms right now." — Axios.

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"CEO Health: Shareholders Want to Know More" 

"[When boards are considering disclosing], they are caught in this world between privacy and HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996] and material information," says Davia Temin. "Clearly shareholders and analysts want the information immediately, and very often CEOs who are ill want more time [before disclosing]. Different companies have threaded the needle differently and walked that thin line differently..." — Agenda.

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"2017 Women of Power & Influence Awards" 

Davia Temin was recognized by the National Organization of Women (NOW) at NOW-NYC's "Women of Power & Influence Awards" annual gala on June 13, 2017. The event honors exemplary women who have boldly forged their way to the top of their industries, breaking barriers along the way, and earning the title of pioneer and role model.

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"Navigating the United PR crisis" 

Media and reputation strategist Davia Temin urges United to "do some deep examination" following outrcry over removal of passenger from flight. — CNN.

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"Trust Across America Announces 2017 Top Thought Leaders and Lifetime Achievement Honorees" 

Davia Temin has been honored with Trust Across America-Trust Around the World's Lifetime Achievement Award and for the fifth consecutive year has been named one of 2017's "Top Thought Leaders in Trust." 

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"10 Leadership Blind Spots That Can Trigger Business Crises In 2017" 

"When you look closely at what triggers crises in organizations, you often see that there is a major leadership oversight or blind spot that has allowed the crisis to exist in the first place – and then grow, unrecognized, until it’s too late," says Davia Temin. "As businesses look toward the coming year, here is a deeper dive into common crisis triggers, so that management teams and boards can recognize hidden risks and danger zones within their organizations." — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"CWLC 2016: This is What Leadership Looks Like" 

Davia Temin spoke at Columbia University's third annual Women's Leadership Conference on October 29, 2016, where they examined the changing face of leadership and explored how each woman can be empowered to lead in her own way.

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"The Morning Risk Report: A Crisis Plan Only Takes You So Far" 

Every organization needs a crisis-response plan, but those plans won’t address every situation "You need a crisis plan, but it would be a huge mistake to think you will follow it," says Davia Temin. — The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal.

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On May 11th, Davia Temin moderated the opening session

"The Board’s Role in a Crisis"

at The Private Company Governance Summit in Washington, DC. This session focused on the board and its role in crisis communications and actions for the privately held company—establishing a crisis plan, communicating with shareholders, employees, community and customers, and overseeing the company’s path to putting the crisis behind before permanent damage is done.

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"What They're Saying About You When You're Not In The Room -- And What You Can Do To Influence It" 

"The biggest decisions about your career are often made when you're not in the room. Whether it's a decision about if you'll be hired, promoted, or fired; whether you are put forth by a headhunter to a selection committee and then asked to join a corporate board or become a university trustee; whether you make Managing Director or are passed over; are awarded tenure; or offered the CEO slot, your professional fate is often determined in closed rooms where people are talking about – and evaluating – you, without the benefit of your input." — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"Crisis Management in Food Retail" 

"Anticipated or not, when a crisis strikes a company, CEOs must be prepared to respond immediately in order to lead their organizations through a potentially catastrophic event. Within the last 5 years alone, the food industry has been at risk for a wide spectrum of crises. While there are certainly aspects of a crisis response that can be planned in advance, each incident inevitably requires a unique approach." — Boardroom.

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"Resilience -- New Research Helps Us Bounce Back Quicker, Better From Life's Trials And Tragedies" 

"Resilience has been the Holy Grail for those individuals or organizations that have gone through crisis and adversity and want, literally, to 'get their lives back.' But while it has always been known that some people, and some organizations, recover better than others, new brain and behavioral research is now shedding some light on why." — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"You Have 15 Minutes To Respond To A Crisis: A Checklist of Do's And Don'ts" 

"When a crisis hits, how you respond in the first 15 minutes can make or break your organization – and your reputation." Read Davia Temin's list for leaders of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” in the first 15 minutes of any crisis. — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"The Role Of Boards In Crisis: 10 Steps For Directors Before, During And After Crisis" 

"We see it every day in our headlines: as crisis has become a new global norm, the board’s responsibility in crisis is changing rapidly.” — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"What Boards Must Know About Social Media" 

Is your board aware of the company's social media strategy? Davia Temin discusses what boards need to know about the new social media world.  — The Corporate Board.

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"Resource List for Corporate and Personal Branding on Social Media" 

Download a copy of our Resource List, HERE.

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"Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets" 

This chapter by Davia Temin in Trust Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most Valuable Asset contains a prescription for how to rebuild trust in the financial markets, even after five years.

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