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"Best of BankThink 2014: Readers' Choice"

American Banker shares the 10 most popular BankThink posts of 2014, based on audience page views. Davia Temin's article, "Women and Power: Seven Ways Successful Women Survive," comes in at #9. — American Banker [...read more]

"American Apparel Executives Call for Charney’s Return"

Paula Schneider, American Apparel Inc.'s incoming chief executive officer, hasn't even started work yet and she's already facing a group of disgruntled managers. But, according to Davia Temin, "Bringing in a woman with a lot of experience may help repair American Apparel's public image." — Bloomberg [...read more]

"Crisis of the Week: Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut"

"Mixed messaging rarely works when issuing an institutional apology. And since, these days, perception usually trumps reality, it really doesn't matter much whether the mistake made was nuanced–the apology can not be," says Davia Temin regarding the Korean Air Lines incident. — The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal [...read more]

"Should CEOs Tweet?"

CEOs and other leaders are under increasing pressure to engage their customers and the public on social media. But should they? Find out in Temin and Company's Winter 2014 Newsletter, "Reputation Matters." [...read more]

"Women and Power: Seven Ways Successful Women Survive"

Davia Temin shares seven strategies for women to attain and remain in power regardless of industry. "Evolving research is shedding new light on power, gender differences regarding the use of power, and how powerful women can succeed in complex organizations." — American Banker [...read more]

"Leveraging Social Media to Amplify Your Professional Reputation"

Davia presented a "Master Class" on "Leveraging Social Media to Amplify Your Professional Reputation" to high-potential employees at a major money-center bank on October 6, 2014

"Crisis of the Week: How Well Did Tesco Account for Itself?"

"When companies are this troubled, new issues keep bubbling up, as this latest one seemingly did. And that is in direct conflict with crisis management rule 101–get all of the bad news out right away, don't let it trickle out–so that once it is all in the open, you can focus on the fixes.” — The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal [...read more]

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A continuation from the Temin and Company home page of articles and events that feature Temin team members.

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"In NFL Probe, Even FBI Chiefs Risk ‘Motivated Blindness’" 

The National Football League’s decision to hire former FBI Director Robert Mueller to examine its handling of a player’s domestic violence case mimics companies such as General Motors Co. and BP Plc in hiring high-profile outsiders to blunt criticism by airing their dirty laundry. Corporations are caught between the dueling risks of doing nothing and facing criticism that they are tone-deaf to the public demand for information or having even worse offenses come to light that risk the financial future of the firm. "It's always a challenge when you're trying to shine bright lights on what's going on in dark rooms," said Davia Temin, head of the New York-based crisis management firm Temin & Co. "The question always is, how far does the public blood-letting go?" — Bloomberg [...read more]

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"Roger Goodell has gone to ground" 

Roger Goodell has disappeared. In the NFL's hour of greatest need, its leader has decided to remain silent and invisible. His retreat from the public realm gives the impression of a boss who is not only inaccessible, but incapable. In times of crisis -- and make no mistake, this is a crisis -- leaders step forward. "There's nothing worse than when it looks like you are being forced to act," Temin says. "The really wise leader -- to use an overused term -- leans into it and takes what's been given." — ESPN [...read more]

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"How Entrepreneurship is Changing the Game for Women" — 

Credit Suisse Prime Services and The Americas Women's Network (AWN) hosted an exclusive breakfast panel on September 16th, in which Davia Temin was a panelist, to discuss how entrepreneurship is changing the game for women and how to leverage the Stiletto Network to gain success. The event was moderated by Pamela Ryckman, author of the nationwide acclaimed book, Stiletto Network.

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"Today’s Professional Woman Report" —

On September 10th, Davia Temin joined panelists from Citi, LinkedIn and Davis Polk to respond to the results of the recent Citi/LinkedIn national survey which explored career and financial concerns for women in the workplace. The survey revealed a "career peak paradox," which suggests that professionals believe success is a moving target. [...read more]

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"In wake of Target, Home Depot tight with info in breach response" 

Home Depot is being tight-lipped about its possible credit card breach, the opposite approach to the one Target Corp took nearly a year ago. In its minimalist communication strategy, Home Depot likely is drawing lessons from Target, avoiding an incremental approach that risks giving the impression that it does not have a complete grasp of the problem. "When you have criminal behavior, you don’t know right away what all the ramifications are," said Davia Temin. "It’s really hard when you are trying to overcommunicate not to misstate reality." — Reuters [...read more]

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"Building the Pipeline–Advancing Women in Financial Services to the Next Level" 

The Women's Bond Club hosted a panel, sponsored jointly by Citi and EY, on September 8th, moderated by Davia Temin on "Building the Pipeline–Advancing Women in Financial Services to the Next Level."

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"Malala's Wisdom: 14 Quotes From This Inspiring 17-Year-Old Leader" 

Malala Yousafzai, a role model for girls, women, boys and men, shared her inspirational story at the Hudson Union Society in August. "We must help girls fight all the obstacles in their lives, and stand up and speak bravely and overcome the fear they have in their hearts," she said. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Greek Recovery Spurred by Innovation and Entrepreneurship" 

Davia Temin shares her thoughts on Greece's economic recovery. "Greece was the cradle of civilization once – today, I see that it's on its way to becoming the cradle of entrepreneurship." — ThinkAdvisor [...read more]

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"Target CEO Ouster Shows New Board Focus on Cyber Attacks" 

"This is a sea change, right here, right now," said Davia Temin. "The risk now goes right smack to the CEO and to the board." — Bloomberg [...read more]

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"U.S. Department of State Announces New York City Marketing and Reputation Strategist Davia Temin as Delegate to Greece" 

Davia Temin has been tapped by the U.S. Department of State to serve as a Delegate in the GEP's Entrepreneurship Delegation to Greece." — Press Release on Reuters [...read more]

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"GM Faces More Tests as Documents Show Culture of Denial" 

"Barra has to be ready for a marathon crisis and shouldn't expect any relief, soon. What the CEO has to learn in a crisis of this magnitude is that it just keeps on coming, barrage after barrage. The best analogy is probably to war. People do win wars, but they also get battle fatigue." — Bloomberg [...read more]

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"Barra's review, from those who've been on hot seat" 

Davia Temin shares her thoughts on GM CEO Mary Barra's handling of the crisis: "Unless you've been in front of Congress, you don't now how grueling it can be... The most seasoned CEOs quake at something like this. In that light, I think she did a spectacular job." — Crain's Detroit Business [...read more]

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"Mary Barra's Defining Moment: Can GM Become The Next Tylenol?" 

Only three months into her CEO stint at General Motors, Maria Barra's defining issue has found her; and it is a crisis that she most certainly did not choose. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Barra Seeks to Distance GM From Old Cost-First Culture" 

"It wasn't surprising that lawmakers wanted to know how Barra was unaware of the safety issues. And that it's the $1 billion question. Who did know? Who didn't know?" — Bloomberg [...read more]

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"GM’s Barra Saying Sorry Seeks to Limit Fallout on Recall" 

"She doesn't have to take the blame -- she can be the fixer," said Davia Temin. "Saying you're sorry is the first 5 percent of it. She will be judged on how she handles the next 95 percent of it." — Bloomberg [...read more]

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"The Crisis of Trust and Rebuilding Trust After Crisis" 

In this live broadcast, Davia Temin and Charlie Green discussed reputation and trust, disaster recovery and disaster prevention, crisis response and the crisis of trust.  — Trust Across America [...read more]

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"Target CEO opens up about data breach" 

Davia Temin weighs in on Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel's interview with CNBC in which he discusses the massive security breach that happened last December. "He stayed on message, he took responsibility, he said he was sorry, he said they would make it right, he lauded his team, he repeated his message over and over and over again. That's the playbook." — The Washington Post [...read more]

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"Target's Worst PR Nightmare: 7 Lessons From Target's Well-Meant But Flawed Crisis Response" 

Target has become the newest case of how not to respond in a crisis. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Don't Kill Off Your Website -- Use It As The Hub For Your Social Media Presence: #6 Of '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'" 

There aren’t many places left where organizations can have total control over what is said about them. But corporate websites can still provide a center of control, continuity and clarity of message. — Forbes Reputation Matters. [...read more]

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"Corporate Social Media Savvy: Temin And Company Launches Series Of '10 MORE Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media' On Forbes.com" 

"All corporations, organizations, CEOs and boards I know are struggling to define their optimal presence on social media," says Davia Temin. Each article in this series answers the question, "How do organizations think about communicating to the public now that the public communicates back?" from a different focus. [...read more]

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"Don't Think You're Anonymous - Unless You're Really Anonymous: #4 Of '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'" 

We all suspect that there is almost no such thing as privacy anymore, or real anonymity on the Internet. What does this mean for corporations and other organizations? — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Don't Waste Your Time(line) - Maximizing Your Own Viral Potential For Thought Leadership: #3 Of '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'" 

Social media's increasing influence is changing the entire game, compelling profound changes in content and sharing. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Don't Confuse 'Thought Leadership' With 'Branded Content' or 'Native Advertising': #2 Of '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'" 

Is the content your company produces, and posts on social media, thought leadership, branded content, content marketing or native advertising? It is getting awfully hard for the public – and even some marketers – to tell the difference. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Don't Ignore Your Best Co-Branding Opportunity - Your Employees: #1 Of '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'" 

We all know employees can be both brand ambassadors and brand detractors. But what we haven’t wrapped our heads around is that they are also our most important co-branding opportunity. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Introducing '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'" 

In this new series by Davia Temin and Ian Anderson on what not to do in order to make the very best of corporate social media, they tackle a whole new set of issues – from co-branding to content, from anonymity to advertising, and from websites to worlds full of many Davids taking aim at the Goliaths. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"The $8 Trillion Voice of WomenCorporateDirectors" 

This infographic demonstrates the powerful influence of WCD as the organization attracts new members each day and opens new chapters around the world each month. — WCD Infographic [...read more]

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"Should Hedge Funds Advertise?" 

New Law Lifts 80-Year Ad Ban for Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Venture Capital Funds - But Will It Help Repair Public Image/Reputations? — HedgeWeek [...read more]

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"How NOT To Handle A Crisis: XO Communications' Monumental Fail" 

How XO Communications is breaking every crisis management rule in the book. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Getting Out Of The Heat: 10 Ways For Leaders To Deal With An Angry Public" 

Ten crisis tips on how to deal with an angry public. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Your Foundation in Crisis: Will You Be Ready?" 

Davia Temin writes about the recent "crisis case" seminar she led for foundation executives. — Philanthropy New York [...read more]

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"Boards Coming Up Short on Crisis Management" 

Corporate boards are facing crises of a magnitude never before seen, with even the most experienced board directors finding themselves ill-prepared for crisis. Davia Temin – along with co-author Marcy Syms, former CEO of Syms Corporation – outline several steps boards can take to set the right tone for management and help mitigate risk when crisis hits. — Financial Times' Agenda [...read more]

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"The IRS Crisis"   

Davia Temin speaks about the damage to the IRS' reputation, and what it can do to repair its image over time on Federal News Radio's The Federal Drive hosted by Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. — Federal News Radio [...read more]

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"How A CEO Can Wreck A Brand In One Interview: Lessons From Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Dove" 

The power of a CEO to make – or break – a brand can never be overestimated – even in an interview that took place 7 years ago. That is just what has happened in the case of Abercrombie & Fitch. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"Trust Across America Names Top 100 Thought Leaders"

Trust Across America named Davia Temin a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior for "an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business." — Trust Across America Press Release [...read more]

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"Reputation Trumps All -- Define Your Brand and Live It in the New Year, and Beyond"

Suggestions for how to start the New Year off right. — Forbes Reputation Matters [...read more]

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"10 Tips to Manage Crisis"

In this interview, Davia Temin shares 10 tips to manage crisis. — WCBS Radio [...read more]

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"What Directors Need to Know About Reputational Risk" 

How should directors and boards approach the touchy topic of reputational risk, what should they look out for, and how they should handle its aftermath, if necessary? Boards can’t prevent outright fraud in every case, but are there processes or actions directors can rely on to minimize damage to reputational risk? In this webinar, Bob Holland, Sarah Stewart and Davia Temin discuss these questions for board members and more. — Directors & Boards [...read more]

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"How CEOs and Boards Should Handle Crisis"

Davia Temin offered her thoughts in this interview on how boards should handle crisis. — WCBS Radio [...read more]

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"In NFL Probe, Even FBI Chiefs Risk ‘Motivated Blindness’"

The National Football League’s decision to hire former FBI Director Robert Mueller to examine its handling of a player’s domestic violence case mimics companies such as General Motors Co. and BP Plc in hiring high-profile outsiders to blunt criticism by airing their dirty laundry. Corporations are caught between the dueling risks of doing nothing and facing criticism that they are tone-deaf to the public demand for information or having even worse offenses come to light that risk the financial future of the firm. "It's always a challenge when you're trying to shine bright lights on what's going on in dark rooms," said Davia Temin, head of the New York-based crisis management firm Temin & Co. "The question always is, how far does the public blood-letting go?" — Bloomberg [...read more]

"Roger Goodell has gone to ground"

Roger Goodell has disappeared. In the NFL's hour of greatest need, its leader has decided to remain silent and invisible. His retreat from the public realm gives the impression of a boss who is not only inaccessible, but incapable. In times of crisis -- and make no mistake, this is a crisis -- leaders step forward. "There's nothing worse than when it looks like you are being forced to act," Temin says. "The really wise leader -- to use an overused term -- leans into it and takes what's been given." — ESPN [...read more]

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