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American Exceptionalism: 2020 Didn’t Have to Be This Way

Helio Fred Garcia The first American case of COVID-19 was diagnosed on January 20, 2020.  Exactly one year later Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. What happened in the United States in between is different from what happened in other developed countries.  Twenty million Americans contracted COVID-19…

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Advice to Joe Biden from a Crisis Manager 

Helio Fred Garcia Here’s where the United States stands on the eve of the election: We have more than 9 million confirmed COVID-19 infections. We’re at nearly 100 thousand new cases daily; more than a thousand daily fatalities. We’re well on our way to be at a quarter million fatalities in a matter of weeks;…

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Perhaps the Largest Failure of Leadership in U.S. History

Helio Fred Garcia Leaders are judged based on how they deal with their most difficult challenges. Inspired leaders rise to the occasion and ignite and inspire their people to a common purpose. Ineffective or malign leaders fail to rise to the challenges before them, and almost always make matters even worse. In two of my…

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Crisis Management Lessons 15 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Helio Fred Garcia The fifteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s making landfall is upon us, with two separate hurricanes now threatening the southern Gulf states. Anniversaries are opportunities to take stock and to look back and reflect on some of the lessons learned and forgotten. And the similarities with the heck of a job the federal…

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Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership To me Memorial Day is personal. And today I’m angry. But I get ahead of myself. West Point I grew up in the 1960s and 70s at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where for 25 years my father was a civilian…

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Contrasts in Leadership: Cuomo v. Trump

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership Leaders are judged based on how they deal with their biggest challenges. In the COVID-19 crisis we see a contrast of leaders so stark that it can serve as a leadership laboratory for future generations to study.     New York Governor Andrew Cuomo…

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