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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."

Warren Buffett

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"CMO Today: Omnicom’s Clients Unbunde Digital Buys; Starbucks Shuts Stores For Racial-Bias Training; YouTube Addresses Creators" 

Starbucks made headlines after finding itself at the receiving end of a backlash when two black men were arrested at a downtown Philadelphia location. In response, they announced they will close all their company-owned U.S. stores for racial-bias training. "Starbucks is defining a new level of seriousness in crisis response," said Davia Temin. "It is a unique step—not one right out of some PR playbook—that both feels and appears to be honest and real." — The Wall Street Journal's CMO Today

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"How Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Do? Crisis-Management Experts Weigh In" 

"I think he gets an A-plus, considering where he started," said Davia Temin. "He took responsibility for the mistakes he made. He stood up to the criticism and he didn't deny it. What would infuriate the American people would be to deflect it, to seem holier than thou. He didn't go that route." — The Wall Street Journal

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"How Mark Zuckerberg can prep to be Congress's 'whipping boy'" 

Zuckerberg might draw lessons from previous CEO flameouts and triumphs. General Motors CEO Mary Barra survived a bruising testimony in 2014 about the ignition-switch recall, and remains in her executive role to this day. "She's the model of how to take responsibility, how to be authentic, to be real, to not shirk [the scandal]," said Davia Temin. — CBC News

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"America's Leadership Crisis: Davia Temin" 

This episode looks at how leaders can avoid the mistakes and embarrassment that could ruin their reputation, lead to their downfall and cause their employees and associates great harm. — How Do We Fix It?

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"Best Board Practices in Managing Reputational Risk" 

Davia Temin and Darcy Howe share best practices for boards who are more involved in managing reputational risk than ever before. — Risk & Compliance.

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"Zuckerberg built an instant gratification machine — but took his time addressing the trouble it’s caused" 

"The higher the stakes, the quicker you want to plant your flag," Davia Temin said. "And these stakes are arguably the highest of any crisis we’ve seen in a long time for a corporation." — Washington Post.

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"What Mark Zuckerberg Should Have Said" —

Facebook is far, far more powerful than any of us — even they, even Mark Zuckerberg — ever thought. And with such awesome power comes awesome responsibility. This week, Facebook shirked that responsibility through its terribly late and insufficient response to the Cambridge Analytica data hijacking scandal. In this article, Davia Temin shares how Mark Zuckerberg should have responded to the crisis. — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"Opinion: Facebook’s Zuckerberg had 15 minutes to respond to privacy crisis — he took four days" 

"Information and misinformation now travel at the speed of light around the world through the internet," said Davia Temin. "In this kind of environment, to address any kind of a problem, if you don’t do it, somebody else will." — MarketWatch.

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"Nike Scandal Threatens Its Image With Women at Tumultuous Time" 

Unlike some other businesses caught up in the #MeToo movement -- a push to improve treatment of women, especially in the workplace -- Nike has marketed itself as a champion of female empowerment, said Davia Temin. Anything that undercuts that image could be a brand killer. — Bloomberg.

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"Institutional investors eye gun control" 

"All of a sudden on both issues we’ve reached a tipping point on sentiment, with what’s happened on social media showing that the public’s mood is changing," says Davia Temin. "So the real exposure here is for boards to understand the values of their customer base and their core audience, and have their own set of values to live up to. The people who think they can just rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic are in denial as to how serious this public reevaluation of issues is." — IR Magazine.

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"Crisis of the Week: Harassment Claims Cost Wynn Resorts its Leader" 

"Wynn Resorts' and Steve Wynn's responses…are par for the course among organizations that choose to defend themselves and not admit wrongdoing publicly," said Davia Temin. "The exact same statements could be made by guilty and innocent alike." — The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal.

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"Investor Focus Shifts to Gender Pay Equity" 

Boards should take a strong, diagnostic look at pay structures separately from other issues, says Davia Temin. The board needs to ask for information directly from management to better understand the magnitude of any equality, cultural or harassment issues regarding gender, including pay, and come up with a firm strategy to address them. — Agenda.

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"How boards and CEOs can prevent workplace sexual harassment" 

Davia Temin, president and CEO of Temin and Company, joined BNN to discuss how companies can fix and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. — BNN.

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"A 15-Point Plan For Boards And CEOs To Eradicate Sexual Harassment In Their Organizations" 

As organizations wait for the next wave in the tsunami of sexual abuse charges that is rocking American business, board directors and C-suite executives are not only fixated on understanding their risk exposure, but on what they can do to get ahead of the issue. In this article, Davia Temin shares an actionable, easy-to-execute 15-point game plan for boards and executives. — Forbes Reputation Matters.

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"Nightmare on Investor Relations Street" 

The corporate world is at a "come to Jesus" moment. Companies that step forward and make clear what is not acceptable in the workplace demonstrate to investors that they are serious about the "s" in their environmental, social, and governance platforms. — Institutional Investor.

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"Don’t Be Weinstein Co. 2.0" 

Davia Temin shares ten simple steps for corporate executives. — Institutional Investor.

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"CEOs’ Advancing Age Forces Investors to Reckon With Succession" 

Because death is unpredictable, succession is increasingly important, said Davia Temin. First a company has to have a clear communication plan for all contingencies, including illness and death, and have a plan for the next CEO in place that is at the very least "almost ready now." — Bloomberg.

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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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"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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"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 outcry 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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"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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