Peloton’s Lack of Planning: Part II

Earlier in the year, Peloton experienced troubles related to its leadership decisions during the coronavirus pandemic to expand well beyond its means. As part of their earlier strategic solution stable, Peloton decided to reduce the cost of its products. Those steps have not materially helped valuation so now, ironically, it is shifting to raise the […]

What is Earned Media?

Kathleen Carins, EMMY Award-winning Television Journalist, who now uses her expertise as a Fallston Group Media Coach and Communications Strategist, shares her insights on “earned media” and some of the nuances involved.

Best Practices for Crisis Management in Corporations

As we all learned from Covid-19, everything changes when a crisis occurs. In the case of Covid-19, the unexpected and immense changes that erupted as a direct result of the pandemic impacted the course of history forever. Some might say that the change was for the good (remote work and blended models are now widespread […]

Peloton’s Lack of Planning

Amid the height of COVID in 2020, Peloton’s stocks skyrocketed and increased by almost 440%. While many consumers were investing strongly in at-home workout machines, Peloton continued to advance its business goals by producing more, creating a wider variety of product, and making business decisions for 2021 and the years so come. Ah, the power […]

The Inner Journey of Authenticity in The Age of Resignation

During the course of my executive coaching, I assign my clients a book by Parker J. Palmer Ph.D, entitled “Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. The significance of this reading assignment is that the author captures introspective insights that are very applicable in connecting with one’s self-awareness and authenticity, which is […]

The Most Important Message is the Message Received

Most public speakers and performers work relentlessly to ensure they use the perfect words at the precise time and in the proper sequence to make people think, feel and act differently. Whether a media interview, keynote address, board meeting or sensitive family matter, we all find ourselves ‘on stage’ with the opportunity to impact. Most […]

Smoldering Vs. Sudden

Bottom line – Protecting your company’s valuation depends on how well you are prepared to face the court of public opinion. Crisis happens to everyone. The difference is those who are prepared to address smoldering issues proactively can prevent them from erupting.  When done well, you can turn short-term adversity into long-term advantage.

Reputation leads to Trust and Trust leads to Valuation… And, Not All Currency is Financial.

            Successful leaders and organizations understand the value of building, strengthening, and defending their reputation. Reputation is defined as: the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. If we take a broader look at society, we believe that consumers are morally aligned with the brands they invest in and purchase from, […]

Turning Adversity into Advantage, Hon!

A Fallston Group Case Study. Cafe Hon has been a popular fixture on the 36th Street main drag in Baltimore’s kitschy Hampden neighborhood since its 1992 opening. With a two-story tall pink flamingo perched over its doorway, the restaurant is a local landmark. Owner Denise Whiting sells “Hon” t-shirts and other merchandise and founded an […]

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.