Specialists in marketing through ideas, information, and insight, Temin and Company turns clients' intellectual capital into true thought leadership.
We also seek to practice what we preach.
Temin and Company's own thought leadership includes white papers, yearly client letters and podcasts, published articles, a Forbes.com column - Reputation Matters, Huffington Post and American Banker articles, and appearances in other news articles and broadcasts.
Further, Davia Temin is a frequent public speaker and moderator – for clients, their own client events, and their "high potential" training programs. She also presents regularly at CEO conferences, and has developed a range of "Crisis Game" role play simulations to prepare CEOs, Boards, and client companies for real-life crisis situations.
Leadership, "Reputation Matters" Forbes, May 13, 2013
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: an incredibly ill-advised interview that A&F CEO Mike Jeffries granted to Salon Magazine in 2006 has just found new life on the internet. And if his comments – including that he only wants the young, beautiful and thin to wear his clothes – were insensitive and politically incorrect THEN, today they are practically an invitation to riot. Certainly, they are causing a boycott in real time. [...read more]
Suzanne Oaks, Corporate Board Member, May 9, 2013
Resilience and the boardroom: what does it take to think long-term in a world focused on quarterly results? WomenCorporateDirectors Global Institute challenges director thinking on earnings reports, consumer behavior, innovation, crisis management, and a host of global issues facing companies today. [...read more]
Leadership, "Reputation Matters" Forbes, April 15, 2013
Virality is the Holy Grail of Both Corporate and Personal Social Media.
We all want to fashion that one perfect tweet or post that will circumnavigate the globe in minutes or days, and will boost our number of followers and “klout” score to the stratosphere. We want to build our brand and reputation. But the public is fickle, and what captures its imagination, much less goes viral, one day might not the next. [...read more]
Leadership, "Reputation Matters" Forbes, March 11, 2013
The UN is putting its muscle behind changing the game for global women, and is asking companies around the world to follow suit.
There has been so much talk, but so little action – around women’s leadership, gender equality, and curtailing violence against women. This year, however, efforts seem to be more serious, possibly fueled on the humanitarian front by such horrendous examples of violence around the world, and on the business front by Catalyst’s latest report detailing just how badly women’s progress in business has stalled (for at least 7 years, on boards, in top leadership, and in the highest paying corporate jobs.) [...read more]
Leadership, "Reputation Matters" Forbes, February 8, 2013
Snowstorms and other natural disasters have been the undoing of mayors and governors for decades.
From Michael Dukakis, governor of Massachusetts in the '70s and '80s, to Michael Bloomberg's absence in a December 2011 snowstorm, when municipal leaders don't anticipate, lead through, and follow up immediately after storm crises, their reputations can take severe hits.
Responsibility without authority is one of the worst situations a leader can face, they say in the military. And, if you think about it, snowstorms and other acts of God are the epitome of responsibility without authority. The leader has responsibility, but a lot of the authority is in the hands of nature.
How can leaders prove their mettle – or salt – as Blizzard Nemo hits today, and over the weekend? Here are eight suggestions, culled from years of crisis (man-made and God-made) advisory work. [...read more]
Reputation Matters, Forbes, January 2, 2013
After a year of such spectacular reputation failures, it’s about time that we all paid some concerted attention to our own reputations, both personal and corporate.
Whether it was Joe Paterno, Apple Maps, or Congress acting irresponsibly in the face of a "fiscal cliff," when a person or organization acts inconsistently with their established "brand," what they have promised, or how the world sees them, that tarnish doesn't wear off quickly. In fact it can redefine them because today as always, reputation trumps all. [...read more]
Reputation Matters, Forbes, October 31, 2012
11 Rules for Communication in the Aftermath of Crisis -- Davia's latest Forbes piece for her column, Reputation Matters.
How you recover, and how you communicate during recovery – yours and others' – can set the stage for business continuity, future growth, and customer and employee loyalty, or the exact opposite.
If you don't mention it, you appear heartless; if you give in to it, you appear weak. That is the fine line that each one of us faces in communicating with colleagues, customers, bosses, vendors, friends and family, in the aftermath of historic hurricane Sandy – and after every major national disaster. Here are 11 suggestions that can help. [...read more]
Reputation Matters, Forbes, October 29, 2012
In the face of natural disaster, denial is the enemy of the solution. Denial is the enemy of crisis preparation. Resilience and action will be the two qualities crucial to survival during Hurricane Sandy, and to a return to normalcy. Here are three tips on how to face, prepare for, and survive the damage. [...read more]
Temin White Paper
Corporate reputation has become one of the biggest, albeit intangible, assets or liabilities a company has. We believe that corporate boards are an important engine of reputation, not just its monitors.
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