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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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"Woman Compiling MeToo Names Says They're the 'Tip of the Iceberg'" 

"We're in MeToo 2.0," said Davia Temin. "We're getting more sophisticated in terms of making accusations and investigating accusations, and we understand the need to become more sophisticated in acting on the results." — Bloomberg

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Forbes Chaos Rules 4-1-20

"Chaos Rules: 8 Ways To Navigate Through The Fog Of Crisis" 

"In wartime they call it the fog of war. In crisis I call it the fog of crisis — but what it really amounts to is chaos. It's murky, dense and difficult to navigate. And it probably will exceed most of our abilities to cope at one time or another." Davia Temin shares 8 ways that might help you get through it. — Forbes Reputation Matters

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Forbes Chaos Leadership 3-27-20

"Chaos Leadership: When Does Global Crisis Turn Into Chaos And How Do We Survive It?" 

"When crisis management fails, chaos ensues," says Davia Temin. "As we balance on the cusp between global crisis and total chaos it is time to explore the difference between the two." — Forbes Reputation Matters

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Forbes 3-18-20 Reputation Matters

"Expert Advice From Front-Line Physician On Leadership Needed To Combat COVID-19" 

Davia Temin reached out to Dr. Jacqueline Jones, one of the country’s leading ENT specialists, currently on the front-lines of fighting COVID-19 especially in children, for her expert advice. She shared it, both for patients, and for leaders in business, insurance, and medicine — and it is excellent. — Forbes Reputation Matters

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The Financial Brand 3-19-20

"Managing Your Bank's COVID-19 Communications in Social Media" 

"Banking institutions need to better communicate strength in uncertainty," says Davia Temin. "My suggestion is to channel Elizabeth Warren and 'have a plan for that.' Institutions might do well to showcase how much contingency planning they have done and how thorough it is. If the populace, the markets and the regulators believe them, life can be far less panic-driven." — The Financial Brand

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3-16-20 Forbes Communicating In Crisis

"Communicating In Crisis: How To Build Trust In An Untrustworthy World" 

As we enter the first full week of the global pandemic and crashing financial markets, we are all looking for who to listen to, and who to believe. We're looking for a trusted voice in the storm to help guide us, one that can steer us toward the truth as it unfolds, and away from lies and misstatements, be they well-meaning or malicious. This is the leaders's task — to provide that "True North" to employees, community, customers, investors, and stakeholders. — Forbes Reputation Matters

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"Is your board risk-ready?" 

It's essential to understand and improve a board's risk reaction dynamics during times of calm, said Davia Temin. "It's better to fix the fissures on a board ahead of time because every fissure will explode in a crisis." — Strategy + Business

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Forbes 3-4-20

"Crisis Leadership In Real Time: 8 Best Practices For Public Healthcare Emergencies" 

We now have a public healthcare crisis in front of us that is already disrupting global markets, businesses, and lives, and has the potential to do much more damage. Or not, depending upon who you are, and what and who you believe. So, it's probably a good time to begin recasting more generic crisis management rules into a specific set of rules for our current challenge. In this article, Davia Temin sets forth a new set of 8 pandemic 'best practices,' for your consideration. — Forbes Reputation Matters

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"#MeToo and the Weinstein verdict: What now for working women?" 

"#MeToo 2.0" should at least give women the tools to deal with abuse," said Davia Temin. "Women, when it happens, document it, tell your friends, or a lawyer because when allegations come to light you are going to be asked for proof." — Al Jazeera

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Bloomberg 2-24-20

"Harvey Weinstein Is Convicted of Rape in Case That Sparked #MeToo" 

Since the allegations against Weinstein were first widely reported, some 1,400 powerful people have been publicly accused of harassment, abuse or assault, according to Temin & Co., the crisis consultants. Many suffered professional consequences of one kind or another. Temin puts the current number of Weinstein accusers at 111. — Bloomberg

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"Wells Fargo Quashes Hope That Its Scandals Are Nearly Resolved" 

"There's this sort of free-floating anger and fury that's out there in the populace, and anything that sticks its head up that's a problem that isn't resolved in the right way, it coalesces," said Davia Temin. "That fury is magnificent — it is stunning in its destructive power." — Bloomberg

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"Davia Temin on Reputation, Crisis Rules and the New Normal"  

Davia Temin runs a successful crisis and reputation management firm in New York City. Learn the story behind this woman-owned company and the different tools firms and people can use when faced with catastrophe.  — Voice of America Connect

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"Old Board Structures ‘Won’t Work Tomorrow’" 

"All in all, this is a swiftly evolving governance issue, just as it is a swiftly evolving societal issue," says Davia Temin. "Investors and the public are expecting corporate boards to step up to oversight of sexual harassment and abuse quickly, thoroughly, and authoritatively. I find that a playbook of best practices is emerging—and we are helping to formulate that playbook." — Agenda

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"Have We Reached the Point of #MeToo Malaise?" 

New data from crisis consulting firm Temin and Company finds that last month saw 12 high-profile allegations. That's the lowest monthly total since claims against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein ignited the #MeToo movement in the fall of 2017 and a dramatic drop from a peak of 143 last October. — Fortune, The Broadsheet

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"The Cost of MeToo Claims" 

Since MeToo received a platform in recent years, 285 companies have been hit with claims. "Instead of putting their head in the sand not wanting to know, the best boards are saying, 'We do want to know. We want to know before any problem arises.'" — Agenda

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"Want to Date a Colleague? Think Carefully" 

Some companies have had longstanding policies around relationships at work, but they often weren’t well-enforced rules. That is changing. Avoiding mixing love and work is the safer choice today," said Davia Temin. "There is a magnifying glass that is on this kind of behavior right now within the organization, and you have to be smart about that." — The Wall Street Journal

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Bloomberg 12-11-19 Weinstein Settlement

"Harvey Weinstein Sex Abuse Settlement Is Not an ‘Oh, Wow’ Number" 

"I think it's just on the margin of being seen as serious, but it certainly does not deliver the message that $100 million would deliver, or $200 million would deliver," said Davia Temin. "This isn't some 'oh, wow' number." — Bloomberg

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"Sexual Harassment Reports in Steep Decline After #MeToo Peak" 

"There are lots of reasons the pace of allegations has slowed," said Davia Temin. "The initial outpouring included decades worth of historical revelations, clearing a kind of backlog. The news cycle has also moved on, and companies have gotten more sophisticated in the way they manage both bad behavior and negative PR." — Bloomberg

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6-26-19 Bloomberg

"Wayfair Employees Protest in Boston Over Border Camp Sales" 

Wayfair is just the latest company to face intense public scrutiny from its employee base over political issues, according to Davia Temin. "Once you are in that spotlight, it will have an impact," Temin said ahead of the protest. "It puts them on the wrong side of their customer base who are generally young and probably a little bit more activist." — Bloomberg

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6-19-19 CBS News

"Sexual harassment allegations are down sharply since Harvey Weinstein first accused" 

Good news, perhaps, for victims of harassment in the workplace. "Organizations have become more savvy, so when they hear complaints they are quicker to investigate, address and handle them in some way, as opposed to ignore them," Davia Temin said. — CBS News

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"Marketing Lessons From Chase Bank’s Twitter Blowup" 

"This was a case of a big bank being targeted and used to make a political point. Politicians pounced on a Chase marketing tweet that was a little Millennial, but essentially harmless," said Davia Temin. "One lesson to keep in mind: Anything can be vilified today, especially on Twitter, and especially in the run-up to a highly contested Presidential election. When you're in a firestorm, do the right thing, and keep your head down!" — The Financial Brand

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"'A new era': Trump and 2020 hopefuls are singling out more American companies by name" 

Communications experts advised companies not to get into Twitter wars, to be responsive but not respond in kind. "Don't escalate, don't shoot back," said Davia Temin. "The last thing an awful lot of people want is a one-upmanship match between the president or presidential candidates and an individual company." — The Washington Post

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"Temps at the Top’" 

Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer talks to Davia Temin and other experts on the thriving temp culture at the top of the corporate ladder. — Marketplace

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4-8-19 Forbes Reputation Matters

"Great Crisis Management is Counter-Intuitive: That's Why Boeing, Wells Fargo Are Getting It So Wrong" 

It’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, especially for huge companies facing huge problems. But too many companies, like Wells Fargo and Boeing, are getting it all wrong time and time again. The stakes for their failure – doing the wrong things in crisis and not understanding why – are too high. And consumers, investors, partners, and stakeholders are suffering the consequences. — Forbes Reputation Matters

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"Is Wells Fargo stuck in the denial stage of recovery?" 

"Denial is one of the hardest issues for a company to address after a crisis," said Davia Temin. "It’s not over just because Wells is ready for it to be over." — American Banker

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"'A Tremendous Insult:' Boardroom Leaks Irk Directors" 

Most boardrooms, like a therapist's office or a confessional, are considered "sacrosanct," says Davia Temin. However, that confidentiality can break down in certain situations. In frustration, a director might turn to the press to put external pressure on the board to get directors to vote a certain way. Activist investors may feel an allegiance to their firm or other outside parties, or founders could disagree with other board members and leak information to try to sway investors to their side. Confidentiality can also break down in a crisis. — Agenda

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"What Would Bezos Do?" 

What the founder of Amazon, and the richest man in the world, did was show us how the head of a public company could put it all on the line to stand up to bullies. "Courage comes first," he essentially told us, no matter what the personal or professional cost. And apparently his prestigious board agreed. — Directors & Boards

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"Jeff Bezos Shows Us A Thing Or Two - 6 Ways To Face Down Crisis With Courage" 

Phoenix-like, Jeff Bezos has risen from the ashes of bad decisions to make a great one. He is showing us — individuals, CEOs, Board Members, and other leaders — how to stand up to bullying and extortion — when he has everything to lose by doing it. — Forbes Reputation Matters

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"Fearing future #MeToo allegations, a growing number of companies are turning to reputation management firms" 

"Sexual harassment has not been one of our biggest areas of inquiry, up until now," says Davia Temin. But with the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies are finding themselves unprepared and facing huge legal liabilities. — CNBC's Make It

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"When the CEO Has To Go" 

"Every allegation puts a huge burden on the board to conduct a full, fair, independent investigation swiftly, and then take appropriate and fair action, depending upon the results" said Davia Temin. "But when the evidence shows that the CEO must be terminated, the pressure is extraordinary, plus all eyes — internally and externally — turn to the board, to judge how dispassionate and equitable they will be." — Directors & Boards

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"The Right Way To 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," said 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." — Corporate Board Member

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"Business Ethics Through Movies: A Case Study Approach" 

"Mostly what organizations do in these kinds of moments is duck," says Davia Temin. "They do not come forward. They do not put their CEO forward. And they do not work out of the playbook of good crisis management, probably because they don't have anything good to say." — excerpted from The Washington Post

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"When Masters Of The Universe Fall - How Facebook Committed The 7 Deadly Sins Of Crisis Management" 

"Every industry and every generation feels invulnerable as long as everything is going their way. And the behemoth that Mark Zuckerberg built has led the pack. But when a fall from grace comes, as it has come for Facebook, it shakes the world." — Forbes Reputation Matters

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"Leading in a 'MeToo' Era" 

In the era of #MeToo, less and less silence surrounds cases of sexual harassment. Davia Temin joins Wanda Wallace on "Out of the Comfort Zone" to discuss what companies and leaders need to know in order to prevent the problem in the first place as well as how to respond to accusations whether the case can be proven or not. — Voice America

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"From Pot Podcasts to Taboo Tesla Tweets, Musk’s Antics Continue" 

"There have always been "force-of-nature" CEOs," says Davia Temin. "As a society, we tend to revere them, as much for their sins as for their sainthood. But, as directors, we are plunged into a conundrum. How much leeway do we give them, and when do we need to pull in the reigns?" — Directors & Boards.

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"Hundreds of Business Leaders Face Accusations in #MeToo Movement" 

A new reports finds the #MeToo movement over the last 18 months has opened the door to allegations against 417 high-profile employees and corporate executives. And while the rate of accusations has slowed recently, the percentage of individuals fired has increased. “I think it’s settled into a new plateau, but it is certainly higher than we’ve ever had before,” said Davia Temin. — NACD Weekend Reader.

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"BankThink How to save a bank's reputation" 

From #MeToo to lending to gunmakers, from compliance issues to cyberhacks, from questionable marketing practices to persistent gender inequality — political, economic, and social issues are all directly impacting bank operations and reputations like never before. In this article, Davia Temin shares five ways to assess your exposure. — American Banker.

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"Companies Caught Up in Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy See Big Risks" 

Actions matter rather than words in an issue fraught with such emotion, said Davia Temin. "Anyone associated with this government action is at risk of reputational damage, serious reputational damage."" — The Wall Street Journal.

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"Uber’s Founder/CEO Got Too Much Deference From the Board, Says Former A.G." 

"It used to be that the board might either tolerate bad behavior, or publicly support a CEO while privately chastising him relentlessly. Regardless, he or she would stay," said 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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"Leadership in AI Space — Davia Temin & Bruce Molloy" 

Davia Temin and Bruce Molloy share insights into linear regression and neural nets in machine learning, near future predictions for AI growth, AI and the job market, tips for entrepreneurs, advantages for early adoption, and more. — The Accessible AI Podcast.

To listen to the podcast, CLICK HERE.

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"You Can Eradicate Sexual Harassment in Your Organization" 

Dean Rotbart invited back one of his most popular all-time guests, Davia Temin, to talk about a very hot button issue in America at the moment: Sexual harassment. — Monday Morning Radio

To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE.

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"Why You Should Serve on a Board Now" 

Women board members and executives are the best assurance against a "wink-wink, nod-nod" culture, as Davia Temin puts it. Boards also need women because "some of the smartest and most thoughtful governance is being done by companies that have more women on their boards." — Robb Report's Muse

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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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"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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"Managing Crisis in an Era of Disruption" 

Crisis Strategist Davia Temin discussed topics ranging from global politics and instability, to corporate board and C-suite priorities and intrigue, to the crises faced by our nation's top colleges and universities and answered questions about how to lead with integrity and efficacy through whatever crisis comes your way. — Business for America.

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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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To read the chapter, CLICK HERE.

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