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.
Davia Temin, The Corporate Board, May/June 2012
Someone posts a harsh item about your company on Twitter. The comment is picked up and amplified through other online venues, and the company’s stock prices take a fall—all within hours. Today’s world of social media is one where the most obscure person, company or product can overnight become a global trend, or a global villain. Is your board aware of the company’s social media strategy? For that matter, are you as a director up to speed on the new social media world?
In this age of social media, companies of all kinds find themselves at the end of the “command and control” model of leadership. Top-down communications, including those from the C-suite and the boardroom, have lost their primacy.
Today, with blogs, v-logs, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest and social media of all kinds, everyone has a voice. More to the point, anyone can move markets if his or her voice catches on with the public.
Employees have a voice—including the employee that management fired yesterday. Your “like’rs” have a voice; your dislikers have a voice too (including all of the “I hate xx company” websites, and Facebook-facilitated boycotts). Your competitors have a voice, your shareholders have a voice, and you, as board members, have a voice as well. However, amid the cacophony, it is now exponentially more difficult to make the messages you and your company wish to convey heard.
Especially for the board, knowing how to communicate in social media (and when it is or is not appropriate) is crucial. A board’s workings are historically private and confidential, and a board tends to be heard from only when announcing a new CEO or in a serious corporate crisis.
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Davia Temin, The Huffington Post, May 14, 2012
Davia relates the story of her meeting with the Dalai Lama, 2012 winner of the Templeton Prize. She shares five miracles from that day, and tells us that “…compassion for others and for oneself is the antidote – to despair, to stress, to cruelty, to evil. No matter what your religion, your spirituality, your point of view, that is a singular truth.” […read more]
Reputation Matters, Forbes, May 7, 2012
“When the truth is found to be lies”…sang Grace Slick. But, she was talking about big lies, I think, not so much the tiny lies that almost everyone on the planet surrounds themselves with, as they write and rewrite their own stories. […read more]
Davia Temin, Intangible Asset, May 4, 2012
Davia speaks about the importance of “intangible assets” such as trust and loyalty in brand building, specifically related to the financial crises and reputational crisis surrounding financial firms like Goldman Sachs.
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Reputation Matters, Forbes, May 1, 2012
If you added up the market capitalization of all the corporate boards on which the 1400+ members of WomenCorporateDirectors sit, the number would be stunning. It would easily be in the trillions. […read more]
Davia Temin, Forbes, April 18, 2012
“It is probably much easier to announce your cancer diagnosis in a press release when it is only stage 1…” writes Davia Temin on her Forbes.com blog. […read more]
Reputation Matters, Forbes, April 17, 2012
Yet again, Warren Buffett is leading the way for us all. He has acted quickly, thoroughly, and with consummate responsibility to his shareholders and investment partners in announcing his newly diagnosed prostate cancer. […read more]
Davia Temin, Forbes.com, March 29, 2012
Davia examines what the all external media stimulation we receive every day does to our inner selves in her Forbes.com article on stress taking its toll on people in 2012, specifically citing the recent, public meltdowns of the Kony 2012 producer and a JetBlue pilot. […read more]
Reputation Matters, Forbes, March 14, 2012
Davia examines another reputational nightmare for investment firm Goldman Sachs. This time it’s a rogue employee’s public resignation announced in an op-ed in The New York Times, and traveling virtually ’round and ’round the world at lightning speed. […read more]
Davia Temin, The Huffington Post, March 12, 2012
Girl Scouts has decided to think big. Think transformation. Think of the opportunities $1 billion can give to our nation’s girls – in terms of after-school programming, in terms of community service activities, in terms of learning to live more healthily, and learning how to throw away “mean girl” role models and adopt the goals of supporting, befriending, teaming up with and honoring one another. These are goals worthy of a hundred-year-old institution that is seeking to be a force for positive change for the future. […read more]