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What the Pandemic Teaches About Crisis Management and Leadership

Helio Fred Garcia This week marks the start of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. By the end of 2021 more than a half million Americans were catching COVID-19 every day. One in every six Americans had come down with the virus; one in every four hundred had died. Much…

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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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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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Mental Readiness and Leadership in Crisis 

Editor’s Note: Are you interested in learning more about Reputation Risk Management? Register for PRSA’s Reputation Risk Management Certificate Program https://bit.ly/prsarrm Helio Fred Garcia, President, Logos Consulting Group Why do some companies — and some governments, NGOs and leaders — get through potentially catastrophic crises strong and successful, without any meaningful harm to reputation, to trust, to confidence…

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Crisis Communication Primer for PR Pros

  Read the latest guide from Crisis Communicator Guide for PR Pros from Critical Mention to discover how to address resolving a crisis and making the tough decisions about the appropriate response. Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director of the Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership, shares his insights into the fundamental elements in…

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Silence in the Face of Misinformation is Complicity

Helio Fred Garcia In May the head of the Food and Drug Administration warned that misinformation has become the leading cause of death in the United States.  The January 6 Committee hearings are making clear that misinformation is a leading cause of political division. And that it is a growing threat to American democracy.   In…

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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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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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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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Humility as an Attribute of Effective Leadership (#1 Trending Article in 2019)

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published last summer and has achieved an extraordinary readership.  It is a timely and important topic.  Appreciation to Helio Fred Garcia for sharing his wisdom with the CommPRO community. Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership One of the common patterns of mis-handled crises of…

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Personal Reflection on Being An Immigrant in Trump’s America

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership I am an immigrant, an American by choice. I choose to be an American because of all the places in the world – and I’ve been fortunate to have visited or worked in dozens of countries on six continents – this is one of…

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Is Trump Responsible for the Violence?

Helio Fred Garcia, Executive Director, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership The French philosopher and writer Voltaire warned that those who can make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities. We have seen this phenomenon play out in all parts of the world for the nearly 300 years since Voltaire first warned us. And…

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