“It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.” — Leon C. Megginson The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a crash course on adaptability. Our ability to […]
Leaders are judged based on how they deal with their biggest challenges. In the COVID-19 crisis we see a contrast of leaders so stark that it can serve as a leadership laboratory for future generations to study. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shows a steady, compassionate, and urgent tone as he informs New Yorkers and […]
Written by: Maida K. Zheng and Raleigh Mayer When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. – Winston Churchill I salute the United States Navy. The Navy – and the other branches of the U.S. military – serve the nation every day, protecting every American’s right to freedom, a privilege […]
As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to grow, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership has been advising clients and carefully studying communication by leaders across a range of sectors and forms of organization.
We have reviewed thousands of communications by CEOs, university presidents, NGO executive directors and secretaries general, and public officials. And we have identified patterns that help leaders and their organizations make smart choices and avoid inadvertent self-inflicted harm.
To be a CEO in this day and age means to be expert – or adept, at minimum – in managing uncertainty. Considering that as of today the average tenure for a CEO is a mere five years alludes to the uncertainty inherent to the role, now more than ever. Uncertainty is arguably our greatest […]
On March 4, 2020, Logos Institute fellow Yinnan Shen launched a new elective, Elevate Multicultural Competence, for graduate students at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, also known as Columbia Engineering.
Words on Fire: The Power of Incendiary Language and How to Confront It is about the power of communication to do great harm, and how civic leaders and engaged citizens can hold leaders accountable to prevent such harm. Garcia focuses on the forms of communication that condition an audience to accept, condone, and commit violence against a targeted group, rival, or critic.
On Thursday November 14, Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership hosted roughly 20 graduate students from New York University’s Public Relations League for a session on the work of the Institute and a featured workshop led by Logos Institute fellow Yinnan Shen, on how international students can turn their backgrounds into a competitive edge.
A core principle of effective crisis response is the ability to learn from others’ mistakes without having to experience the pain of those mistakes directly to learn the lesson. The National Basketball Association (NBA)’s (mis)handling of a recent dispute with the Chinese government is a reminder of two valuable evergreen lessons in effective crisis management. […]
Logos Senior Fellow Anthony Ewing convened the eighth Teaching Business and Human Rights Workshop earlier this month at the University of Essex in Colchester, England. The seventy Workshop participants included individuals teaching “business and human rights” at universities in Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, […]