Welcome to the Logos Institute blog! As a learning organization, Logos Institute is committed to continuous development: of our own perspectives, skills, and aptitudes, and of our clients’, friends’ and the community’s as well. We hope that this blog provokes discussion, deliberation, and some fresh ideas.
Each of the Logos Institute Fellows who post here has a particular set of interests, expertise, and passions. We hope to share them with you, and to encourage you to share your interests, expertise, and passion. Sometimes the posts will be evergreen, on important but timeless topics. Other times they will seize on breaking news to find teachable (dare I say, learnable?) moments that help us better make sense of what’s going on around us. And sometimes we’ll just exercise whimsy.
We invite you to join us on this journey.
The Logos Team
Logos Institute Press Publishes Its Third Title: ‘The Power of Genuine Leadership’
Helio Fred Garcia on How Leaders Can Prepare for the US Election
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.
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.
The Next 18 Years
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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...read more
Crises reveal what organizations value. Whether a business demonstrates corporate responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, or fails to do so, can determine if the company and its leaders emerge from this crisis with the trust and confidence of their stakeholders...read more
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” ~ George Washington Carver So: You’re wearing a mask and keeping a socially responsible distance. You’re staying safe but taking long daily walks in the nearly...read more