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13 Jan Presidential Apologies

Lately, it seems to me that every day brings a different teachable moment to those of us worrying about reputations and communications. Recently I had been following the heartfelt tweets of CEO Tony Fernandes of AirAsia. Yesterday's acknowledgement by President Obama about not sending someone more senior to the...

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08 Jul Fighting Reputation Smears

An article in PRWeek alerted me to a new and maybe not so new tactic in reputation defense. BlackBerry, the mobile smartphone company, described on its blog its decision to strike back at misleading and misinformed rumors and facts about the company.  The site – Blackberry Fact Check (#BBFactCheck) --  was introduced...

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22 May The Three Strike Reputation Rule

I think bad news comes in threes. Thinking about President Obama and the recent bad news he has received regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, the IRS targeting of conservative groups and the secretly snatched AP reporters' phone records, it has to be true. It...

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15 Jun Incivility rears its head

I guess I knew it would happen quickly but I did not expect it to happen so soon and so disturbingly. Our survey on Civility in America was released just this week. Many Americans (55%) believe that incivility is only getting worse and 81% believe...

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