Top of Mind Thursday October 19, 2017: If You See Something, Say Something

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Perhaps the most alarming thing about the tidal wave of allegations against famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is how most people in the know were not shocked.

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Weinstein was fired from his eponymous production company after a string of women came forward and accused him of sexual assault or rape. This was followed by scores of Hollywood insiders, including many famous actors, saying they had been accosted or knew someone who was. Even Weinstein’s brother said this didn’t surprise him. So if so many people knew about this why wasn’t anything said till now?

Probably because many of these women didn’t feel like they would be believed. They felt when it came down to their word vs. that of a man with the power to make or break their careers, they had better go away quietly and not cause trouble. It appears Weinstein’s firm actually budgeted hush money to make these problems go away. And the problem is not unique to Weinstein, or to Hollywood.

Most of us know better than to ignore a strange lump or chest pains–we know the consequences to our health can be dire if we don’t take action. Yet, how many times in our organizations do we turn away from a sign that something is not quite right? How often do we choose not to pay attention to that we really don’t want to see?

The security people tell us, if you see something, say something. That’s a value we need to instill in our organizations as well–for the good of all of us.

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Just a Moment for Marketing: The Hidden Cost of Too Much Collaboration

Linda recommends: Encourage constructive disagreement.

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Top of Mind Thursday October 12, 2017: Up in Smoke

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It started Sunday evening with a few sparks. High winds knocked down power poles, and the live wires sparked brush fires. Within a few hours, whole swatches of land were on fire.

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Four days later, the firestorms in California’s wine country continue to rage unchecked. More than 25 people are dead, over 3000 structures destroyed, nearly 200,000 acres burned, tens of thousands of people displaced, and whole towns evacuated.

Over 8000 firefighters are battling the worst fire in California history. The combination of ongoing high winds and low humidity, combined with very dry conditions, makes this an incredibly frustrating task for first responders.

In just an instant, a lifetime worth of possessions can be destroyed. Yet, the people who have escaped are thankful they escaped with their lives, and that their families are safe.

Thousands of others are on watch–waiting to see if they’ll need to leave their homes. They, too, know that the possessions they leave behind can be replaced if necessary, but lives cannot.

The outpouring of response from the community to this latest in a string of disasters has been amazing. Belongings may have gone up in smoke, but concern for our fellow man remains strong. And once the fires are out, we will all rebound together.

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Just a Moment for Marketing: Friction Gets a Bad Rap

Linda advises: Use friction effectively.

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