How to Be a Sound Leader During Difficult Times

As I approach four decades of leading organizations under challenging circumstances in numerous leadership positions, in both the private and public sector, I can assure you that challenges, obstacles, and difficult times are inevitable.  Being a good leader during times of ‘smooth sailing’ is easy, but when a crisis occurs, that’s when your leadership skillsets […]

8 Qualities All Crisis Leaders Share

Fallston Group | 8 Qualities All Crisis Leaders Share

When designating or hiring an employee to be your business’s crisis manager, there is a lot at stake. When selecting, consider one that shares these 8 characteristics.

5 Strategies for Successful Crisis Leadership

Fallston Group | Five Strategies for Successful Crisis Leadership

by Rob Weinhold, Chief Executive of Fallston Group When it comes to crisis, it isn’t a matter of if but of when. Having an effective crisis management strategy in place is critical not only for weathering the storm but for rebuilding as quickly as possible afterward. These five strategies will help you minimize damage and […]

Why Do You Need a Crisis Communications Plan?


Crisis Communications Plans are designed to provide guidance and easy-to-follow steps to support clients in preparation for, management of and after-effects of proper crisis communications. Reputation leads to trust, trust leads to valuation. Effective crisis prevention, identification and communication rely heavily on education, training, professional judgment and experience of an internally formed Crisis Management Team […]

The Coxswain Metaphor – A Lesson from the Ultimate Team Sport

In the stern of every 4- and 8-oared rowing shell sits a person called the coxswain.  This person is the brains behind the brawn; the on-water coach; the decision-maker; the leader. This person is responsible for race strategy, the safety of the crew and equipment, and ultimately, for ensuring that every single rower knows exactly […]

School Year Decisions Offer Perspectives We Can All Learn From

The start of the new school year … it’s here, and it sure is showing us how important it is to remain flexible and open-minded as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 on our world. Many school systems – from K-12 through colleges and universities – announced a few weeks back that they […]

Ousting Leadership, A Good Start…

Fallston Group | Ousting Leadership, A Good Start...

Reports this week of three top producers being ousted from The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a good start. It seems the allegations of sexual misconduct, racial insensitivity and other issues that may, in some minds, create a hostile work environment is being taken seriously by Warner Bros. As with any investigation, once an accurate command […]

Be Kind to One Another: Did Ellen Practice What She Preached?

A year ago, if you asked me to name a celebrity who has been successful in building a strong and positive reputation, Ellen DeGeneres would have come to mind fairly quickly. In her rise to fame, she has sung, she has danced, and she has made many people belly laugh with her quick-punch jokes and […]

The Power of Crisis Leadership (Part Three)

Fallston Group | The Part of Crisis Leadership (Part Three)

The following is the last of three excerpts from a feature article, written by Rob Weinhold, Fallston Group Chief Executive, and published by “Captive International” in July 2020. Read part one here and part two here. Looking for ways to ensure your reputational piggy bank continues to overflow? Fallston Group offers the following guidance, based […]