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Remembering a Night of Violence

Violence is bad for business. That view, held by a handful of Houston’s business and political leaders in the early 1960s, contributed to the peaceful integration of Houston’s lunch counters that decade.
Violence is bad for business. That view, held by a handful of Houston’s business and political leaders in the early 1960s, contributed to the peaceful integration of Hous… http://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/remembering-a-night-of-violence/

Exemplary Leaders Know to Care

Americans have long placed a high premium on their business, political and military leaders being tough and hard-nosed, or at least appearing so. While blatantly weak leadership is obviously not virtuous, behavioral values associated with compassion don’t…
Americans have long placed a high premium on their business, political and military leaders being tough and hard-nosed, or at least appearing so.  While blatantly weak leader… http://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/exemplary-leaders-know-to-care/

Tragedy in West - Part II

After the tragic explosion at the West Fertilizer Company (WFC) in April, 2013, I wrote that it would take months for experts to conclude what went wrong at the facility in West, Texas. Now, nearly three years later, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard In…
After the tragic explosion at the West Fertilizer Company (WFC) in April, 2013, I wrote that it would take months for experts to conclude what went wrong at the facility in West, … http://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/tragedy-in-west-part-ii/

Why Crises Differ

All crises are not created equally. Some company mishaps slip quickly out of view while others linger on at high cost for months and months. Explanations for the different outcomes can sometimes be found in the actions or inactions of the afflicted compa…
All crises are not created equally. Some company mishaps slip quickly out of view while others linger on at high cost for months and months.  Explanations for the different o… http://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/why-crises-differ/

Crisis Preparedness Tips For Public Officials

The mind-numbing tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and other school shootings have educators and public officials everywhere wondering if the next crisis will involve them. As someone in charge of communications during a highly charged period in Ho…
The mind-numbing tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School  and other school shootings have educators and public officials everywhere wondering if the next crisis will involve … http://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/crisis-preparedness-tips-for-public-officials/

Quotes From Crises - Santa's Naughty & Nice List

In business and political crises, every utterance becomes magnified to the point that ill-fated word choices become forever linked to the incident and the reputation of the speaker and their company. "I'd like my life back" will likely be former CEO Ton…
In business and political crises, every utterance becomes magnified to the point that ill-fated word choices become forever linked to the incident and the reputation of the speake… http://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/quotes-from-crises-santas-naughty-nice-list/