Monthly Archives: December 2011

Why there is a crisis a week

Are we, as a society, “worse” than our parents’ or grandparents’ generations? In terms of civility, partisanship and events that spin out of control and become crises? Hard to say definitively, but we sure talk, text, email, video, photograph, record … Continue reading

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When will your crisis arrive?

Expect, anticipate, assume, plan. When will crisis strike? When you find out your CFO embezzled money to cover her child’s medical bills. When the U.S. Attorney holds a news conference to announce indictments of three vice-presidents following a six-month undercover investigation … Continue reading

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What Syracuse University did right

On the heels of Penn State’s molestation crisis came revelations and accusations involving Bernie Fine, a long-time assistant coach to college basketball legend Jim Boeheim at Syracuse. Allegations that Fine molested young boys when they worked for the basketball program — one … Continue reading

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Penn State six months earlier, in the still Happy Valley calm

In the billions of words written and spoken about the Penn State tragedy, few focused on what university leaders should have done to manage the impending — that is to say, inevitable — crisis. And why is a niche view … Continue reading

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