NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE

The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: A major opportunity to transform your business and reinvent all your processes.

Never let a good crisis go to waste. It could be a great opportunity.

No one can predict when a crisis will occur.

Most people, corporations and brands will experience a potential crisis about every two years and not all public relations firms are fully equipped to handle events disrupting your business operations, threatens to harm people, damages your reputation, and negatively impacts your finances.

Most crisis management companies are communication experts with backgrounds in public relations, social media, and reputation marketing. While those strategies alone may have worked in the past, they will not be enough in 2020 and beyond.

Crisis management planning begins long before an issue arises. It can be tempting to put off risk management when things are going well. However, inadequate preparation can have serious operational, legal, and public relations consequences.

Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l., ll.m.

Systemic Strategic Planning, Crisis & Reputation Management

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JMD Systemics

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Michel Ouellette / Joseph Michael Dennis, is a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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CRISIS & REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

How you Respond to a Crisis Will Affect Your Reputation for Years to Come.

The evidence is irrefutable.

Without proper preparation, individuals, public and private organizations of any size can be blindsided by a long list of possible crises.

How an organization responds to a crisis can dramatically affect your reputation, revenues and even your share price. How you communicate to media and key audiences following a crisis situation is as important as how you respond to the crisis.

Knowing when and how to respond to requests for media comments, acting quickly and prudently is key to maintain or restoring your reputation.

Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l., ll.m.

Systemic Strategic Planning, Crisis & Reputation Management

https://www.bunkumless.com/

JMD Systemics

 A division of King Global Earth and Environmental sciences Corporation

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Michel Ouellette / Joseph Michael Dennis, is a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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Are You Prepared for a Crisis?

All smart businesses and individuals plan ahead; prevention is better than cure.

Fully auditing the risks of a potential crisis and having a plan in place should the worst happen is key to crisis and reputation management.


It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation; it can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. Make sure you and your business are crisis ready.


Contact me today for a conversation about how I can help you.

Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l., ll.m.
Systemic Strategic Planning / Crisis & Reputation Management

JMD SYSTEMICS, a division of King Global Earth and Environmental Sciences Corporation

Systemic Strategic Planning / Crisis & Reputation Management

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Michel Ouellette /  J. Michael Dennis, is a Former Attorney, a Trial Scientist, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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Fence-Sitting Is No Longer an Option

Lead or Get Out of the Way. Simply Managing the Status Quo Is No Longer Acceptable.

People who play defense and avoid offense are nothing else than “leader-caretakers.” True leaders, despite the tumultuous times and forces swirling around them in this global age of disruption, constantly position themselves to boldly guide their organizations into the headwinds of change.

Outpacing change.

Leader-accelerators are the exceptional leaders of the 21st century. They think big and make great things happen in almost any circumstance. They are the “force-multipliers” and “architects” behind exceptional results.

The ability to survive, thrive and accelerate results, both individually and organizationally, is tied directly to the ability to outpace change in the external environment.

This truth is captured in two operating principles strongly at play in the modern marketplace.

  • The Today’s Age of Disruption principle: To win today, individuals and organizations must be able to change internally faster and more dynamically than the speed and magnitude of external change.
  • The Tomorrow’s Age of Disruption principle: To win tomorrow, individuals and organizations must create internal change capacity and capability faster than the rate of change projected to happen externally.

When the rate of change outside is more than what it is inside, be sure that the end is near. Irrelevance, and even extinction, is inevitable when leaders fail to heed age of disruption principles.

Thinking bigger.

As the world continues to spin at a faster rate, it is throwing off problems and opportunities at a higher rate in every days of our life. It is the leader-accelerators who can identify these problems and opportunities surrounding themselves and move forward with disruptive visions that can completely alter the landscape.

Today, simply managing the status quo is no longer acceptable for anyone. Whatever you are planning, whatever you are thinking, think faster and think bigger.

Choosing your strategy.

Today’s business leaders would be wise to disrupt rather than be disrupted. For these leader-accelerators, the “Change Before You Have To” approach is a better strategy than the “Change Because You Need To” response. By being proactive, by taking control of whatever could be thrown at them or happened in the future help them to avoid playing the game of business as accidental victim.

In this world of constant global disruption, being a “Caretaking Leader”, “Fence sitting” no longer is a viable option. Simply managing the status quo is no longer acceptable. Lead or Get Out of the Way. Simply managing the status quo is no longer acceptable. in today’s global economy, waiting for the winds to change or blow over, leaving everything the same as before is a recipe for disaster.

Lead or get out of the way.

Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l, ll.m

Michel Ouellette JMD ll.l., ll.m.

Systemic Strategic Planning / Crisis & Reputation Management

Michel  is a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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The 90 days “Extreme You” Challenge

Today is my second day of my 90 days “Extreme Me” Challenge.

“Why are you Doing this Challenge?” would you ask.

Let’s say that Christmas is 84 days away and the new year 89 days away.

The end of the year is always a really tough time for me personally. While I love the holiday season it can also be a really stressful and chaotic time especially this year.

The last three years have been very tough and stressful and demanding.

In 2016, shortly after being laid off, West Corporation shutting down its Omnipod division after losing the customer to the competition, I was diagnosed with advanced phase 3 colon cancer and was given 3 months to live if nothing was to be immediately done about it.

Accordingly, my knee surgery replacement was delayed and I immediately started radiation and chemotherapy. Then, this was surgery, removal of a major part of my rectum, wearing a bag and removal of the bag. While all prognostics were favorable for the next 6 months, having lost control of my anal sphincter, I was shitting in my pants and shitting the sheets on a regular basis.

Then, it was 2017 when I ended up to the Kingston General Hospital Intensive Care Unit on two occasions. The first one when I ended up fully dehydrated and the doctors had to perform what they did call “Dehydration Resuscitation” and a second time where surgery had to be urgently performed due to a severe cholangitis.

2018 was not a better year.

All year long I had to go to the hospital for follow ups and I was running out of money. Above everything else, I had to deal with a very chagrined and depressed life partner.

2019 was even worse.

On January 17th 2019, due to negligence and incompetence of my so-called surgeon, following a failed laparoscopic gallbladder removal, once again, between life and death, I was ending up in the Kingston General Hospital Intensive Care Unit only to be released from the hospital on April 27.

Yes, indeed, the last few years of my life were not the best of my life.

Following my release from the hospital last April, I had to deal with a major loss of income. Being physically impaired, no longer being able to manage dockings, I had to resign myself to sell my boat. I then had to deal with an N12 Notice and move from a very big house to a very small house. And, all of this while still having to deal with a still very chagrined and depressed life partner.

You are Still Wondering Why I’m Doing the Challenge?

Let’s say that I do not give up very easily. I am a huge fan of positivism and setting new big scary goals and I need, to turn my life around now.

Desperate times call for desperate solutions.

They say it takes 30 days to build a new habit. So, in times where things are getting very chaotic, giving myself 90 full days to reinvent myself can really help me stay on track and take me into the new year prepared to chase down my dreams.

The “Extreme Me” 90 days challenge is all about finishing the last 90 days of this year strong and starting a new life.

Tomorrow Starts Today

Tell me, what is your challenge?

JMD

 

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Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l, ll.m

JMD Systemics

Systemic Strategic Planning / Crisis & Reputation Management

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Michel Ouellette /  Joseph Michael Dennis, is a former attorney, a Trial Scientist, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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Stop Dreaming!

Always guard your reputation, even with your life

In your quest for success and power, when you are first establishing it or restoring it, a good reputation, especially one of honesty, is a treasure to be carefully collected and protected. You must strictly defend and protect it; anticipating all eventual possible attacks, either from your rivals or enemies, safeguarding your reputation shall become your main priority.

Once your reputation is established and solid, just make sure not to let yourself get angry or defensive at any possible slanderous comments of your rivals or enemies. That would only reveal your insecurity, not confidence in your reputation. Instead, take the high road, maintain your position, ignore the slanderous and malicious attack and whatever you do, always make sure to never appear desperate in your self-defense.

On the other hand, while displaying self-confidence by taking the high road, this does not mean that you cannot retaliate. An attack on another man’s reputation will always prove to be an effective and potent weapon, particularly when you have less power than your enemy or rival does. Such a more powerful rival or enemy will always have much more to lose than you in a reputation battle. Your own thus-far-small reputation gives your rival or enemy a very small target when he tries to return the fire.

Before going after a more powerful rival or enemy, just make sure to understand and remember this: If you decide to retaliate, this approach must be practiced with skill; you must not seem to engage in petty vengeance. If you do not break your rival’s or enemy’s reputation cleverly, more than often, you may inadvertently ruin your own. Never go too far in attacks like these, for that will draw more attention to your own vengefulness than to the person or business you are slandering.

When your own reputation is firmly established, never use retaliation as a weapon or an answer to the slanderous or libelous attacks of your rivals and enemies. Instead, take the high road and use subtler tactics, such as satire and ridicule, to weaken your opponent, disperse the slanderous and defamatory, while making you out as a charming rogue.

Understand and always remember this: Today, whatever you do or intend to do, a good reputation is critical; appearances are critical and by not caring about how you are perceived, you let others decide this for you. Today more than ever, since we must live in society and must depend on the opinions of others and there is nothing to be gained by neglecting your reputation.

Whatever the situation or the circumstances, whatever you do or intend to do, be the master of your own fate: always make sure to maintain and guard your reputation with your life.

JMD

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Michel Ouellette / Joseph Michael Dennis, is a former attorney, a Trial Scientist, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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Fightback, Protect Your Reputation

 

Fightback. Join the revolution now

Lately, our right to privacy and maintaining our reputation seems to be an uphill battle.

The general disregard towards our right to protect our privacy and reputation is challenge as never before compared to any of the past generations.

Safeguarding our privacy and reputation is nothing about having something to hide. Privacy is about something to protect. Today, our reputation is who we are. That is what we believe in, what people believe in and who you want to become.

Privacy is the right to one self. It is what gives us the ability to share with the world who we are, on our own terms, for people to understand what we are trying to be. Without privacy, without a good reputation, we lose the ability to be ourselves.

The right to privacy is the source, the quintessence of all other rights.

Freedom of speech doesn’t have a lot of meaning if it is depriving us or anyone of a quiet space to decide what it is that you actually want to say or do and this last year was an unfathomable blow to the case of personal and public privacy.

People and Institutions are falling from the skies like dead flies. This is the result of a broken legal system, using the internet to destroy lives and reputations. Phones at sexual assault hotlines all over the world are ringing off the hooks, organizations are scrambling for help and media love it.

With the aggressive and increasing rapid demise of our basic rights to privacy in plain sight, it would be careless for anyone to only rely on businesses or governments to protect oneself. It is now up to each one of us to do whatever is necessary to protect our way of life and prevent anonymity in public to become a thing of the past.

JMD

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 J. Michael Dennis is a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense & Free Speech, The Ultimate Fixer helping you achieve greatness.

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