Murphy's Law offers the insight, but only the best managers act in anticipation to mitigate its effects. Here's how.
Make More Happen
Digital disasters such as bad reviews, unfavorable news coverage or public embarrassments can be very damaging to your bottom line and business vitality.
Bad vibes are intangible but you can feel them. Changing the mood can change the course of your business.
No business is immune to experiencing a crisis, but how a company responds determines if it can weather the storm or not.
If you've dropped a big chunk of your savings on an expensive car, had an affair and left your family or quit your job and ran off to a tropical island, you should have listened to your inner child.
Like BP's executives, we are all susceptible to an overly optimistic view of ourselves and our companies.
You aren't who you think you are. Maybe you never were.
That would include versions of the Jetta sedan, the Golf compact and the Audi A3 sold since 2009.
Honesty and transparency are vital for success. Don't let your customers hear from somebody else that you've sold them a work in progress.
Branding experts -- and the coffee giant itself -- weigh in on the embarrassing customer dis-service that brewed bitter brand damage and fast.
When things are off track at work, be ready to take aggressive and extraordinary action.
Inspiring Your Team
Hiring strategies, like setting up a festival, include bringing in people you like to be around.
Dan Richards tells Joe De Sena of Spartan UP! podcast that the adventurous types tend to underestimate the severity of the environments they're exploring.
The surest way to turn a problem into a crisis is to pretend there is no problem.