Just as he made headlines upon his conviction on 24 of 30 counts of public corruption back in March of 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick was back on the front page this week with reports that he may soon be freed from federal prison. If it happens it will not be through appeal nor acquittal but, rather, … Continued
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This isn’t just PR shoptalk. Crisis communication is actually what every one of us needs and wants right now. We need information to help us make decisions about our lives. We want leadership from the officials we have elected, who we expect to be closest to the experts and have access to decision-making tools that … Continued
It’s times like these you learn to live again It’s times like these you give and give again It’s times like these you learn to love again It’s times like these time and time again. -Foo Fighters In times of crisis, true leaders distinguish themselves. In how they interact and guide their colleagues. In how … Continued
During tough times, the words of a classic philosopher can help put things in perspective. For those who have been long familiar with his works, the great Ferris Bueller comes to mind: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” As you sit dressed … Continued
It was only a matter of time. This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, flanked by public health and safety officials took to the airwaves and social media to inform our region of the first two coronavirus cases in Michigan. How did she do? And how are public officials and entities doing in general in our region … Continued
As Major League Baseball officially begins full-squad spring training it was painfully apparent today that the Houston Astros could use more media training and, more importantly, contrition and sincerity as they officially addressed their sign stealing cheating scandal in front of the media. The league, meanwhile, is not doing much better. Led by team owner … Continued