Mon.Mar 30, 2020

Uncertainty Tests Your Values: Five Stories From Times of Crisis

Duarte Blog

Leading is imperfect, and when a crisis piles on, it gets extra messy. Crisis requires we become decisive about problems we’ve never faced. Good leaders get extra brave, extra calm, and extra clear in moments like this one.

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Andrew Cuomo - New York Accent Gains Cool, Blunt Becomes Acceptable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Daily Andrew Cuomo gives a presser.    Because he is doing such an amazing job managing the COVID-19 in his state, his New York accent has become cool. It's the same way in which the young dashing John F. Kennedy made the Boston accent fashionable.

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The Communication Guide For Leaders Who Aren’t Sure What’s Coming Next

Duarte Blog

Here’s an uncomfortable truth: Leaders don’t always know what changes are around the corner. Good or bad, change breeds uncertainty, and uncertainty can breed fear—especially when it will affect employees, whose jobs hang in the balance, and customers, who depend on a product or service.

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The Year of COVID-19: March 30, 2020 (Monday is cruelest day of all)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The routine for many adults in America is this: the weekend, then work on Monday. Monday then becomes the cruelest day of all when there is no work - or there is fear that employees are reporting for duty (including remotely) and will be told they are being laid off.

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COVID-19: Global PR Industry Expects Hard Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The assumption might be that during a crisis such as COVID-19, around the world PR agencies would be scaling financially. After all, such a comprehensive upheaval requires so much messaging.    Just look what's arriving in the email and by text.

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Thanks for Being Here: That's What Shopper Tells Kroger Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Kroger store on W. Alexis, Toledo, Ohio is jam-packed with merchandise. That includes toilet paper, as well as paper towels. The makings for a gigantic salad look mighty fresh. And not only premium-priced but also the low-cost house brands are on the shelves.

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Ad Industry Hit Hard - Don Draper from "Mad Men" Would Probably Get Laid Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economy is a system - that is, an interrelated entity with lots of moving parts. Right now some of those parts stopped moving because of the coronavirus. Therefore, the advertising industry is among those being hit hard by the shut-down of so many businesses in so many sectors.

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