My Apology: It Was Hard, But Worth It
I recently apologized to several people and it was not easy. It never is, but the effort is always worth it not only for those you’ve wronged, but for you too.
As a top crisis public relations consultant, known as The Reputation Doctor®, I spend a lot of time counseling companies and leaders of all types. I often work very closely with very powerful men and women, but women tend to have much stronger habits regarding emotional intelligence (EQ). EQ is a very powerful tool for both sexes in leadership and in life.
I spend a great deal of time each day counseling leaders in how to best apologize for their bad decisions and behavior. Yes, my job includes damage control, crisis communications, reputation management and I’m a global fixer.… Read the rest
Top 10 List Of The Worst Reputations In Crisis For 2014
Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor®’s Top 10 List of The Worst Reputations In Crisis for 2014
This year, in 2014, we celebrate my 20th Annual Top 10 List of the Worst Reputations In Crisis! Yes, the Originator, not the Imitators! 🙂
As always, this Top 10 List of Worst Reputations In Crisis for 2014 is solely the opinion of Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor®.
Mike Brown laid dead in Ferguson street for hours after police officer shot him several times.
1. CITY (HAMLET) OF FERGUSON – The shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, became the defining moment of 2014 for the worse reputation in crisis. As a result, the City of Ferguson, (more a small hamlet with major racial issues and a part-time inexperienced mayor versus a true city) became a lightning rod symbol of alleged racism, as well as police and government injustice not only in the U.S., but worldwide.… Read the rest
The Reputation Doctor® talks to networks about ‘Scandal’-style TV show
By Steve Barrett, PRWeek
Mike Paul’s real-life crisis and reputation show could be on air by next year.
NEW YORK: Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor, has linked up with a TV agent and law firm with a view to producing a real-life TV show focusing on crisis PR and reputation issues.
The proposed docu-series would comprise 60-minute shows featuring Paul as a fixer who works with high-profile fallen heroes of all types, including A-list celebrities, sports stars, businesspeople, politicians, nonprofits, or rich and powerful individuals. He is working with a production company to shop the format to TV networks, some of which have already run similar shows.
“There hasn’t been a Scandal-type show of any kind since it became a big hit,” said Paul.… Read the rest
Wolfeboro Police Chief Robert Copeland Resigned Due To Power Of The Court Of Public Opinion
Former Wolfeboro New Hampshire Police Commissioner Robert Copeland resigned his post in shame today. Copeland had called the President of the United States, Barack Obama, a NIGGER. And he did so with pride. His hubris was so great he thought he could get away with it as an elected official himself. He obviously did not understand how reputation works. He truly underestimated the power of the court of public opinion versus the court of law, including election law.
Robert Copeland was not tried in legal court nor did he lose in a re-election campaign. He was forced out by a town concerned for its own reputation combined with the pressure of others, including myself, asking for a boycott of Wolfeboro until he resigned.… Read the rest
Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor®, Goes to Oklahoma
Mike Paul , The Reputation Doctor®, praying at the Oklahoma Memorial
I entered the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (officially called the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum) the morning of May 15, 2013 with a very heavy heart. There are many segments to the Memorial and each touched my heart and spirit deeply. I always planned to tour the Memorial before my keynote speech on reputation and ethics that afternoon for the 2013 Compass Awards sponsored by the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) and the Oklahoma Quality Foundation. But what I did not expect at the Oklahoma Memorial, was to experience a flood of emotions tied to my experience with NYC’s 9/11 tragedy.
It became a tale of two cities in both my head and heart and for a few minutes I was overwhelmed with emotion.… Read the rest