New Book on Leadership Is a Communications Survival Guide for Executives in Crisis
Watershed Press Publishes The Communicators: Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Levick and Charles Slack Foreword by Steve Forbes
WASHINGTON — LEVICK, a global leader in high-stakes crisis, litigation, and public affairs communications, today announced the release of The Communicators: Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard S. Levick and Charles Slack.
With a foreword authored by Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, The Communicators: Leadership in the Age of Crisis redefines the leadership strategies with which top corporate managers confront reputational challenge and instantaneous bottom-line risk in an age of digital media and intensified regulatory pressure.
The book is a survival guide for executives in boardrooms, in courtrooms, and in the corridors of political power, with powerful narratives that dramatize the best practices of professionals who successfully respond to the conflicting demands of multiple audiences and stakeholders.
As Steve Forbes points out in his foreword, “leadership today is tied as never before to effective communications and to how we respond to crisis. By setting the tone at the top, today’s leaders are the stewards of capitalism.”
“The Communicators is more than a great business book. It is a moral document – a compelling and necessary roadmap for leadership in the ongoing aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis,” said Anastasia Kelly, Of Counsel, DLA Piper, and former General Counsel, AIG.
According to David Kennedy, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy of Harvard Law School, The Communicators is “an important book stressing the ways crisis can bring out our best leadership instincts – to trust, to risk, to act, and to communicate. LEVICK distills a lifetime of advising corporate leaders facing crisis into compelling lessons about the nature of communication” as global markets and cultural complexities raise the stakes exponentially.”
“We are very pleased and proud to be publishing this book, said Richard S. Levick. “It was our goal to show what leadership means in a variety of settings and in the face of multiple adversities. We are very grateful to the men and women who shared their stories with us. They are truly leaders.”
Copies of the book are now available, electronically, as well as in hard-copy. It can be purchased on Amazon.com and Watershed Press.com. Electronic versions of the book can be found at the web addresses below:
I-PAD and Sony E-Reader: www.watershed-press.com/communicators.epub
About Richard S. Levick
Richard S. Levick, Esq., CEO and President of LEVICK Strategic Communications, represents countries and companies on the highest-stakes global crises and litigation. His firm has directed the media on the spinach, pet food, and toy recalls; Guantanamo Bay; the Catholic Church scandals; and the largest international regulatory matters and multinational mergers. Mr. Levick and his firm have published acclaimed books, including Stop the Presses: The Crisis and Litigation PR Desk Reference (now in its second edition); Inside/Outside: How Businesses Buy Legal Services; and 365 Marketing Meditations. He is a regular contributor to The Street.com, Forbes.com and LEVICK Daily. Mr. Levick was honored in two consecutive years (2009-2010) on the prestigious list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom” by the NACD and Directorship Magazine.
LEVICK safeguards brands and reputations worldwide. The firm has been honored with multiple awards for its work ensuring public trust when it matters most, including top honors in crisis, litigation, public affairs, and investor relations, among others. LEVICK's award-winning blog, LEVICK Daily, provides daily updates on the breaking events affecting companies, countries, and brands worldwide. Find a complete arsenal of communications tools on the firm’s website.
For additional information please contact Derede McAlpin at 202-973-1314 or dmcalpin@LEVICK.com.