The Virus that Contaminates Your Communications

News reporters are spewing out COVID-19 crisis stories around the clock. There is another virus worthy of your full attention as you help lead your organization through this time of testing. It is a communication virus that our team at Benchmark Communications calls a Thought Virus. This virus contaminates your daily messaging and communications. It …

Media Attacks: Crisis Lessons from CBS News’ Kobe Bryant Interview

What should you do when the media attacks or a reporter misquotes you? What should you do when they take your comments out of context? Corporate spokespersons deal with these dilemmas all the time. So, it is ironic that CBS News anchor Gayle King is now asking this very question of her own network. CBS …

RISK ASSESSMENTS – The Eruption of #MeToo Crises

2018 will be remembered as the year when the #MeToo movement hit the accelerator and began outing toxic corporate cultures lurking in the heart of many high-powered organizations. The movement is shaking up Corporate America, and waking up leaders to the new #MeToo crisis reality. CEOs, HR, Legal, PR and other leaders can use the …

CRISIS MANAGEMENT LESSONS – From The Crisis Judge

Crisis Management Judgments Effective crisis management and leadership is about making the best judgments possible in the midst of chaos. Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett, has been in the hot seat many times as the crisis leader for the nation’s third most populous county. Judge Emmett was at the helm last year when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas …