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Thought Leadership

Managing Risk by Role-Playing

Chandler Harris, American Banker, February 1, 2011

On CEO Davia Temin's 'crisis games.' In times of crisis, the coolest head often prevails. Davia has devised 'crisis games' which help the executives she works with know exactly what to do when the real thing happens. [ more]

The reputation ripple effect

Sean Kilcarr, Fleet Owner, January 13, 2011

Last year was remarkable for its series of public gaffes made by CEOs and other leaders that shattered organizations, share price, job tenure, coastlines, and even religious tolerance. This year, we can learn from their mistakes in order to protect our own reputations. In this spirit, Davia gives us a reputation-focused to-do list. [ more]

The Case of the Missing Talent

Davia Temin, Talent Management, January 8, 2011

The article above considers a fictitious crisis case that could help CEOs focus on the impact a shrinking talent pool could have on their company's performance, share price and survivability. [ more]

Reputation and Leadership...You Are What You Say

Jack McCalmon, The McCalmon Group, January 6, 2011

This article from the McCalmon Group Uses CEO Davia Temin's 10 ways for leaders to protect their reputation. [ more]

10 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Reputations in 2011

Davia Temin, TLNT, January 4, 2011

2010 was a year of turmoil for CEOs. Public gaffes were commonplace and shattered organizations, coastlines, share price, job tenure and even religious tolerance. Culled from her 25 years of work in reputation and crisis management, Davia offers her top "10 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Reputations in 2011." [ more]

The Carrot…or the Stick: Keep the Debate over Quotas Going So That the End Goal Becomes More Believable

Davia Temin, Directors & Boards, December 27, 2010

Are quotas necessary to raise the percentage of women on corporate boards? Norway, France, Germany, and more believe so...what about in the United States? Davia says while she believes quotas will never be legislated in the US, both the carrot and the stick are needed to keep the debate over quotas going, so that the end goal becomes more believable.

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Kindness At The Office

Davia Temin, Forbes, December 9, 2010

'Kindness' and 'office' are words not often associated with one another. We often associate tough-minded, driving, aggressive, etc. with office behavior. Kindness, in many ways seems the 'loser's preoccupation.' Davia offers a different perspective – her firm belief that kindness can still infuse winning, tough-minded, smart, highly competitive and driven organizations. [ more]

The Sociopath In The Office Next Door

Davia Temin, Forbes, November 19, 2010

Davia talks about 'evil in the office,' and about what to do and how to deal with a situation in which a well-running company becomes dysfunctional and toxic because of an individual sociopath. [ more]

Making The Business Case For Gender Equality

Davia Temin, Forbes, November 9, 2010

Women are not crazy. There is irrefutable, verifiable evidence that women in greater than token proportions improve decision-making, improve shareholder value and lower risk-taking. It's not just opinion, and it's not just desire. It's not just our American goal of fair play at work. It is fact! [ more]

Recipe For Resilience In Tough Times

Davia Temin, Forbes, September 23, 2010

Why do some fold in the face of crisis and hard times, while others rise from the ashes? Davia writes on resilience, and takes three principles of resilience from Diane Coutu: A staunch acceptance of reality, the ability to make meaning of terrible times, and an uncanny ability to improvise. [ more]

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