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They found out. It’s not working . They won’t listen. It’s all over. Now what ?

Whether the problem is debt, infidelity, indiscretion, or merely an embarrassing email sent to the wrong reader, we have all found ourselves in bad situations of our own making. And whether that puts you in a delicate position or a full-blown crisis, it can sometimes feel as if there is no way out. Enter Judy Smith. America’s number one crisis management expert, Judy Smith is on speed dial for some of the highest-profile celebrities, politicians, and corporations in the world. But though her business is helping her clients recover from widely publicized personal and professional setbacks, her expertise is applicable to us all. In Good Self, Bad Self, Smith shares her methods, gleaned from years of professional experience, for smoothing over a bad situation while providing the tools to prevent similar incidents from ever happening again.

The way to get through a personal or professional rough spot is by understanding the traits that can lead to our wildest successes and most painful failures. Smith has learned to identify high-risk situations that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence; her ability to anticipate potential personal disasters has allowed her to coach people prior to, as well as in the wake of, crisis.

She has identified seven traits that are often found at the root of a crisis. These traits can be positive and extremely useful but can cause problems when they fall out of balance. Drawing on more than twenty years of professional experience, Smith explains how to prevent these characteristics from interfering with your life. They are:

· Ego

· Denial

· Fear

· Ambition

· Accommodation

· Patience

· Indulgence

Smith uses examples from high-profile cases to illustrate how celebrities, businesses, and individuals have become victims of their own bad behavior when they let one of these traits fall out of balance. Exploring the underlying factors of some very public and often unpleasant scandals, Smith shows how different situations could have been prevented by recalibrating one (or more) of those seven vital characteristics. As she shares her method of repairing the damage that these situations can cause, Smith also explains what we can all be doing in our own lives to prevent a crisis from getting started. Nobody’s perfect, and the same character traits that bring us success can lead to our downfall. It is the way each of us deals with personal character flaws that dictates whether we’re going to succeed or fail. In Good Self, Bad Self, Judy Smith distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.

Review:

"A prominent professional crisis manager who has helped numerous CEOs, politicos, and celebrities cope with their messy lives, Smith believes that the same traits that make people successful in their personal and business lives also get them into trouble. The root causes of most crises often lie in an imbalance in one of seven traits that make up the good self/bad self: ego, denial, fear, ambition, accommodation, patience, and indulgence. To make sure your defining traits work to your advantage, Smith tells readers to employ her mnemonic device, the POWER Approach: Pinpoint which trait is in play; Own that the trait can be good and bad; Work it through and process the role the trait has played in your life; Explore how the trait could play out in the future; and Rein in the trait to achieve balance and control. Smith applies her technique to such scenarios as how Johnson & Johnson's successfully handled its tainted-drug crisis and actor Rob Lowe's patience when a sex tape derailed his career. Although her case studies are instructive and much of Smith's advice is sound, albeit familiar, her POWER Approach feels unwieldy and better suited to accompany her services as a crisis manager than as a do-it-yourself program. Agent: Rebecca Gradinger, Fletcher & Co." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

From the real-life crisis expert who inspired ABC’s Scandal.

Everyone must learn to live with personal missteps. Whether you’ve put yourself in an awkward situation, or you find that you’ve unwittingly created a full-blown crisis, Judy Smith is here to teach you how to look within to diffuse, mitigate, and resolve issues at their root.

Good Self, Bad Self will teach you how to face and overcome potential problems before they send your life spinning out of control. Using the straightforward and incredibly effective POWER model—which incorporates the same strategies Judy uses with her high-profile clients—you can learn to master and expertly handle any sticky situation in your own life. Smith distills years of experience, sharing tools we all need to face our mistakes and overcome them.

Synopsis:

They found out. It's not working . They won't listen. It's all over. Now what ?

Whether the problem is debt, infidelity, indiscretion, or merely an embarrassing email sent to the wrong reader, we have all found ourselves in bad situations of our own making. And whether that puts you in a delicate position or a full-blown crisis, it can sometimes feel as if there is no way out. Enter Judy Smith. America's number one crisis management expert, Judy Smith is on speed dial for some of the highest-profile celebrities, politicians, and corporations in the world. But though her business is helping her clients recover from widely publicized personal and professional setbacks, her expertise is applicable to us all. In Good Self, Bad Self, Smith shares her methods, gleaned from years of professional experience, for smoothing over a bad situation while providing the tools to prevent similar incidents from ever happening again.

The way to get through a personal or professional rough spot is by understanding the traits that can lead to our wildest successes and most painful failures. Smith has learned to identify high-risk situations that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence; her ability to anticipate potential personal disasters has allowed her to coach people prior to, as well as in the wake of, crisis.

She has identified seven traits that are often found at the root of a crisis. These traits can be positive and extremely useful but can cause problems when they fall out of balance. Drawing on more than twenty years of professional experience, Smith explains how to prevent these characteristics from interfering with your life. They are:

· Ego

· Denial

· Fear

· Ambition

· Accommodation

· Patience

· Indulgence

Smith uses examples from high-profile cases to illustrate how celebrities, businesses, and individuals have become victims of their own bad behavior when they let one of these traits fall out of balance. Exploring the underlying factors of some very public and often unpleasant scandals, Smith shows how different situations could have been prevented by recalibrating one (or more) of those seven vital characteristics. As she shares her method of repairing the damage that these situations can cause, Smith also explains what we can all be doing in our own lives to prevent a crisis from getting started. Nobody's perfect, and the same character traits that bring us success can lead to our downfall. It is the way each of us deals with personal character flaws that dictates whether we're going to succeed or fail. In Good Self, Bad Self, Judy Smith distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.

About the Author

In a career spanning nearly 25 years, Judy Smith’s unique combination of communication, legal and political skills have served a wide range of clients facing some of the most high profile challenges of our times. Having established herself of as one of the premier crisis management experts in the world, Smith has become the go-to person for corporations, politicians, and celebrities seeking counsel in times of crisis. She has worked on: the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, the impeachment process of President Clinton, the Chandra Levy investigation, as well as the Enron Congressional inquiry. She also serves as a counselor to BellSouth, Union Pacific, Starwood Hotels, Nextel, Federated Department Stores, United Healthcare, Americhoice, Wal-Mart, Radio-One, Waste Management Corporation, Deloitte & Touche and AIG, among other companies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451649994
Author:
Smith, Judy
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
scandal, scandal abc, scandal tv show, kerry washington, judy smith crisis management, good self bad self transforming, judy smith book, good self bad self,
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.965 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A prominent professional crisis manager who has helped numerous CEOs, politicos, and celebrities cope with their messy lives, Smith believes that the same traits that make people successful in their personal and business lives also get them into trouble. The root causes of most crises often lie in an imbalance in one of seven traits that make up the good self/bad self: ego, denial, fear, ambition, accommodation, patience, and indulgence. To make sure your defining traits work to your advantage, Smith tells readers to employ her mnemonic device, the POWER Approach: Pinpoint which trait is in play; Own that the trait can be good and bad; Work it through and process the role the trait has played in your life; Explore how the trait could play out in the future; and Rein in the trait to achieve balance and control. Smith applies her technique to such scenarios as how Johnson & Johnson's successfully handled its tainted-drug crisis and actor Rob Lowe's patience when a sex tape derailed his career. Although her case studies are instructive and much of Smith's advice is sound, albeit familiar, her POWER Approach feels unwieldy and better suited to accompany her services as a crisis manager than as a do-it-yourself program. Agent: Rebecca Gradinger, Fletcher & Co." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , From the real-life crisis expert who inspired ABC’s Scandal.

Everyone must learn to live with personal missteps. Whether you’ve put yourself in an awkward situation, or you find that you’ve unwittingly created a full-blown crisis, Judy Smith is here to teach you how to look within to diffuse, mitigate, and resolve issues at their root.

Good Self, Bad Self will teach you how to face and overcome potential problems before they send your life spinning out of control. Using the straightforward and incredibly effective POWER model—which incorporates the same strategies Judy uses with her high-profile clients—you can learn to master and expertly handle any sticky situation in your own life. Smith distills years of experience, sharing tools we all need to face our mistakes and overcome them.

"Synopsis" by , They found out. It's not working . They won't listen. It's all over. Now what ?

Whether the problem is debt, infidelity, indiscretion, or merely an embarrassing email sent to the wrong reader, we have all found ourselves in bad situations of our own making. And whether that puts you in a delicate position or a full-blown crisis, it can sometimes feel as if there is no way out. Enter Judy Smith. America's number one crisis management expert, Judy Smith is on speed dial for some of the highest-profile celebrities, politicians, and corporations in the world. But though her business is helping her clients recover from widely publicized personal and professional setbacks, her expertise is applicable to us all. In Good Self, Bad Self, Smith shares her methods, gleaned from years of professional experience, for smoothing over a bad situation while providing the tools to prevent similar incidents from ever happening again.

The way to get through a personal or professional rough spot is by understanding the traits that can lead to our wildest successes and most painful failures. Smith has learned to identify high-risk situations that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence; her ability to anticipate potential personal disasters has allowed her to coach people prior to, as well as in the wake of, crisis.

She has identified seven traits that are often found at the root of a crisis. These traits can be positive and extremely useful but can cause problems when they fall out of balance. Drawing on more than twenty years of professional experience, Smith explains how to prevent these characteristics from interfering with your life. They are:

· Ego

· Denial

· Fear

· Ambition

· Accommodation

· Patience

· Indulgence

Smith uses examples from high-profile cases to illustrate how celebrities, businesses, and individuals have become victims of their own bad behavior when they let one of these traits fall out of balance. Exploring the underlying factors of some very public and often unpleasant scandals, Smith shows how different situations could have been prevented by recalibrating one (or more) of those seven vital characteristics. As she shares her method of repairing the damage that these situations can cause, Smith also explains what we can all be doing in our own lives to prevent a crisis from getting started. Nobody's perfect, and the same character traits that bring us success can lead to our downfall. It is the way each of us deals with personal character flaws that dictates whether we're going to succeed or fail. In Good Self, Bad Self, Judy Smith distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.

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