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The Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership stands at the intersection of scholarship and practice, providing both rigorous analysis and practical application of key leadership principles. We illuminate best practices, current trends, emerging issues, and leadership skills.

The Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership also produces written material through our publishing branch, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership Press, to help clients and students build their own capacity for leadership and effective communication. The Agony of Decision, the first book published under the Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership Press imprint, was recognized as one of the “51 Best Crisis Management Books of All Time” in 2018 by Book Authority, the leading resource for nonfiction book recommendations.

Here, you’ll find our latest blog and news posts, videos, books, and best practice guides.

Logos Institute Press Publishes Its Third Title: ‘The Power of Genuine Leadership’

On November 4, the Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership Press published the third title in its Best Practices Series, The Power of Genuine Leadership: How Authentic Leaders Earn Trust by Patrick Donahue, PhD. The Power of Genuine Leadership...
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Helio Fred Garcia on How Leaders Can Prepare for the US Election

Many crises are not foreseeable, but civil unrest after the election is and leaders and organization should prepare for this. On Monday, October 19, Logos president Helio Fred Garcia presented a pre-conference briefing on how to foresee the foreseeable and be ready...
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How Exxon Mobil Controlled the Narrative Masterfully

This was an important and timely move on Exxon’s part. They named it a hypothetical call, thereby defining the nature of the crisis. And they made clear that the call never happened. If they hadn’t acted as quickly and clearly, they would have lost control of the narrative, leading to negative consequences.

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A Teachable Moment in Trump’s Testing Positive for COVID-19

Overnight the world learned that President Trump and the First Lady both tested positive for COVID-19. If this is true, I wish them a full recovery. But our challenge isn’t whether Trump has COVID-19; it’s that the nation does. And it didn’t have to be this way.

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The Next 18 Years

This past Friday marked the 18th anniversary of Logos Consulting Group. On this anniversary, I am excited to share with you not only where the firm has been, but also where we are going. We were founded in 2002 during a recession (granted, not as dire as now). We...
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Crisis Management Lessons 15 Years After Hurricane Katrina

The column was also featured in CommPro.biz. 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...
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Worth Reading – Crisis Counsel: Navigating Legal and Communication Conflict, by Tony Jaques, PhD

Tony Jaques has written a masterful guide to managing the natural tension between lawyers and communicators. Crisis Counsel: Navigating Legal and Communication Conflict is a highly readable guide to effective and respectful interaction among lawyers, communicators, and business leaders.

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Privilege and Persecution

I began to appreciate the reality of white privilege several years ago at about 2:30 am, on a long, straight stretch of interstate. I saw behind me the flashing lights of a state trooper. I pulled over. The trooper asked for my license and registration. He said, “You...
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Helio Fred Garcia on How Leaders Can Prepare for the US Election

Many crises are not foreseeable, but civil unrest after the election is and leaders and organization should prepare for this. On Monday, October 19,...
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GUEST COLUMN: Trump Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation, Says Cornell Alliance for Science

President Trump likes to label anything he doesn’t agree with Fake News. But it turns out that he’s the largest disseminator of misinformation about coronavirus, according to Cornell University’s Alliance for Science.

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GUEST COLUMN: Perhaps the Largest Failure of Leadership in U.S. History

With two hundred thousand American fatalities so far, three quarters of which could have been prevented through decisive and consistent leadership, Trump’s handling of COVID-19 may be more than the failure of a leadership test of a lifetime. It may well be the worst handled crisis, and the most significant failure of leadership, in United States history.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Edition of Reputation Management Published

New York, NY (July 30, 2020) – Last week, the fourth edition of Reputation Management: The Key to Successful Public Relations and Corporate...
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