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The Dangers of Sending Contradictory Messages in a Crisis; Choosing Between Principles and Protests

July 28th, 2020
The following appears as a commentary by Edward Segal in his weekly “Crisis Ahead” podcast. Watch previous episodes and subscribe to his podcast at this link: An important aspect of…

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When You Should Respond to a Crisis

July 14th, 2020
The following originally appeared as a commentary by Edward Segal in his weekly “Crisis Ahead” podcast. Watch previous episodes and subscribe to his podcast at this link. A best practice for responding to a crisis is that as soon as you see…

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Risky business: states that reopen economies during pandemic provide nine crisis management lessons for corporations and organizations

April 27th, 2020
Crisis management expert and author Edward Segal, writing in an article posted on, said decisions by state governments about reopening their economies in the middle of the pandemic provide nine important lessons on the best and worst…

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Preparing a Coronavirus Crisis Plan for Employees: Crisis communication best practices

April 2nd, 2020
My new article with advice for preparing coronavirus crisis communication plans for the employees of companies and organizations is now online at As I note in the story, “If you don’t have a plan for communicating with employees about…

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Lessons Learned from the Pandemic; Getting Ready for the Next Crisis

March 20th, 2020
We’ve had to deal with several health crisis situations over the past 100+ years, such as the Spanish flu in 1918, polio, AIDs, etc. In general terms, the response by federal governments to these and other public health emergencies has often…

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Why Trump Gets Failing Grades for Managing the Coronavirus Crisis

March 13th, 2020
I give President Donald Trump failing grades for his handling of the coronavirus crisis. The President of the United States is going against important and proven best practices for responding to and managing a crisis, disaster, or other emergency….

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Crisis Management Advice on Resignations, Managing Expectations, and Avoiding Fiascos

February 17th, 2020
Here’s crisis management expert and author Edward Segal’s latest advice, insights, and perspectives about how companies, organizations, and individuals in the news are responding to and managing their crisis situations. Resignations Can Often…

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The Coronavirus and 7 Reasons Why You Should React Quickly to a Crisis

February 7th, 2020
WASHINGTON — One of the most important things you can do when you learn about a crisis that affects your company or organization is to move quickly to address it. Depending on the nature of the crisis, moving quickly can: 1. Show you know about…

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