3 ways to calm the PR storm after an executive departs

If a senior leader has acted out and caused damage to your organization’s reputation, you must act quickly to relay news of the departure and/or next steps. Consider these insights.

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A crisis can quickly befall any organization, especially if an executive slips up or announces a resignation.

Papa John’s PR team has been scrambling in the wake of its former chief executive and founder leaving (after using a racial slur). Elon Musk has been both championed and criticized for his bold tweets, which has affected both his organizations, SpaceX and Tesla. Starbucks is saying goodbye to its chief of nearly 40 years, Howard Schultz—and Uber is still facing pressure, even after former Expedia chief Dara Khosrowshahi took over after the startup ousted its co-founder and former chief, Travis Kalanick.

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