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The Lukaszewski Career Crisis Index

More Than 40 Years and 400 Crisis Situations Helping Leaders and Their Organizations Prepare For, Respond To, and Recover

James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, and his associates have been involved since 1973 in trouble-shooting a broad range of tough, touchy, sensitive visibility and reputationally defining problems.

Its primary value is in helping crisis planners think through the wide variety of all the vulnerabilities that are possible.

  1. 5th Estate
  2. 20/20
  3. 48 Hours
  4. 60 Minutes
  5. Above-ground storage (nuclear fuel)
  6. Academic fraud
  7. Accidents
  8. Acquisitions
  9. Activist action
  10. Acts of God
  11. Adversarial interviews
  12. Adverse government action
  13. Adverse investigations
  14. Agency guidance
  15. AIDS
  16. Air quality violations
  17. Aircraft crashes
  18. Aircraft safety
  19. Airport security
  20. Ambush interviews
  21. American Red Cross competition
  22. Analysts presentations
  23. Angry neighbors
  24. Animal rights
  25. Annual meetings
  26. Anonymous accusers
  27. Anti-corporate activism
  28. Apparel manufacturing
  29. Arsenic contamination
  30. Asbestos
  31. Attack sites
  32. Bad debts
  33. Ballot issues
  34. Bankruptcy
  35. Blood competition
  36. Blood contamination
  37. Blood issues
  38. Brand embarrassment
  39. Brand extortion
  40. Brand preservation
  41. Brand rehabilitation
  42. Business practices
  43. Business resumption
  44. Buy-outs
  45. CAA (Clean Air Act) – compliance
  46. CAA (Clean Air Act) – violations
  47. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  48. Carter Center
  49. CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation & Liability Act)
  50. Chapter 11
  51. Chapter 7
  52. Chemical abuse
  53. Chemical dependency
  54. Chemical spills
  55. Chemical waste
  56. Child labor
  57. Civil litigation
  58. Civil unrest
  59. Class action lawsuits
  60. Code of conduct abuses
  61. Community outrage
  62. Competitive misinformation
  63. Compliance programs
  64. Confrontation
  65. Congressional testimony
  66. Consent decrees
  67. Consent negotiations
  68. Conspiracy
  69. Construction
  70. Contamination
  71. Contingency planning
  72. Conversion
  73. Corporate campaigns
  74. Corporate control
  75. Corporate governance
  76. Corporate spokespersoning
  77. Cost overruns
  78. Counterfeit products
  79. CPSC recall procedures
  80. Credibility attacks
  81. Criminal investigations
  82. Criminal prosecution
  83. Criminal sanctions
  84. Crisis communication
  85. Crisis communications management
  86. Crisis intervention
  87. Crisis prevention
  88. Customer misuse
  89. CWA (Clean Water Act)
  90. Cyanide spills
  91. Dateline NBC
  92. Death – customer
  93. Death – employee
  94. Death – key executive
  95. Debarment
  96. Deceptive practices
  97. Defamation
  98. Defendant communication
  99. Demographic changes
  100. Depositions
  101. Deregulation
  102. Disaster planning
  103. Disaster recovery
  104. Discrimination
  105. Disgruntled employees
  106. Disparagement
  107. Divestiture
  108. DNA – adverse selection
  109. Document fabrication
  110. Downsizing
  111. Drug abuse
  112. Drug marketing
  113. Drug pricing
  114. Dry storage of nuclear fuel
  115. Editorial boards
  116. Editorial malfeasance
  117. Elections
  118. Embarrassment
  119. Embezzlement
  120. Emissions violations
  121. Employee anger
  122. Employee anti-corporate action
  123. Employee injury
  124. Employee organizing
  125. Environmental assessments
  126. Environmental impact
  127. Environmental racism
  128. EPA hearings – Federal
  129. EPA hearings – State
  130. EPCRA (Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act)
  131. Equipment malfunction
  132. Ethics
  133. Evil
  134. Executive failure
  135. Explosives
  136. Exposure as a source
  137. Exposure management
  138. Extortion
  139. Failed financial institutions
  140. False accusations
  141. Falsification
  142. FDA advisory committee
  143. FDA hearing
  144. FDA recall procedures
  145. Fear
  146. Federal investigations
  147. Fiberglass
  148. FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act)
  149. Financial problems
  150. Fire
  151. Food contamination
  152. Food, Drug, Cosmetic Act (FDC)
  153. Foreclosure
  154. Foundation formation
  155. Fraud
  156. Gene therapy
  157. Genetic engineering
  158. Geothermal siting permits
  159. Government intervention
  160. Government spending cuts
  161. Grand jury investigations
  162. Grassroots demonstrations
  163. Ground water contamination
  164. Hacking into proprietary computer space
  165. Hard rock mining
  166. Hazardous materials accidents
  167. Health care – competition
  168. Health care – costs
  169. Health care – managed care
  170. Health care – universal
  171. Hospital – angry doctors
  172. Hospital – angry nurses
  173. Hospital – chemical dependency
  174. Hospital – community relations
  175. Hospital – competition
  176. Hospital – employee unrest
  177. Hospital – infectious outbreaks
  178. Hospital – labor issues
  179. Hospital – management problems
  180. Hospital – merger/acquisitions
  181. Hospital – outside attacks
  182. Hospital – patient death
  183. Hospital – takeovers
  184. Hospital – transition
  185. Hostage taking
  186. Hostile takeovers
  187. Human rights violations
  188. Image distortion
  189. Inaccessibility
  190. Inconsistency
  191. Independent monitoring
  192. Indictments
  193. Industrial – accidents
  194. Industrial – community relations
  195. Industrial – labor disputes
  196. Initiative and referendum
  197. Insecticide spills
  198. Insider activities
  199. Insurance – adverse selection
  200. Insurance – agent anti-corporate action
  201. Insurance – agent fraud
  202. Insurance – agent organization
  203. Insurance – agent rotation
  204. Insurance – angry agents
  205. Insurance – contract termination
  206. Insurance – double rounding
  207. Insurance – fraud
  208. Insurance – price gouging
  209. Insurance – property casualty
  210. Insurance – reorganization
  211. Insurance – reputation management
  212. Integrity
  213. International accidents
  214. International competition
  215. International disputes
  216. International issues
  217. Internet attacks
  218. Investment fraud
  219. Irradiation
  220. Irritated reporters
  221. Japan vs. America
  222. Japan vs. Canada
  223. Judicial conduct
  224. Kidnapping
  225. Knock-off products
  226. Labor – confrontation
  227. Labor – intimidation
  228. Labor – job actions
  229. Labor – lock-outs
  230. Labor – negotiation
  231. Labor – organization
  232. Labor – rumor management
  233. Labor – strikes
  234. Labor – walk-outs
  235. Landfill siting/expansion
  236. Lawsuits
  237. Layoffs
  238. Leaks
  239. Leveraged buy-outs
  240. Libel
  241. Lies
  242. Litigation – Angry Neighbors
  243. Litigation – Associations
  244. Litigation – Civil
  245. Litigation – Criminal
  246. Litigation – Environmental
  247. Litigation – FDA
  248. Litigation – Libel
  249. Litigation – NPO’s
  250. Litigation – Pharmaceuticals
  251. Litigation – Pollution
  252. Litigation – Product Tampering
  253. Litigation – Settlement Strategies
  254. Litigation – Smoking
  255. Litigation – Visibility Management
  256. Liquidation
  257. Litigation visibility management
  258. Lying
  259. Mail fraud
  260. Management development
  261. Management planning
  262. Management planning
  263. Medicaid fraud
  264. Medical products tampering
  265. Medicare Part A
  266. Medicare Part B
  267. Mergers
  268. Military – Air Force Public Affairs
  269. Military – Field Officer Coaching
  270. Military – Media Coaching
  271. Military – Public Affairs Training
  272. Military – US Army Public Affairs Lecturing
  273. Military – US Coastguard
  274. Military – US Marine Corps
  275. Military – US Navy
  276. Military – USMC – BGSOC
  277. Mining pollution permits
  278. Murder (in a parking ramp)
  279. Multiple use issues
  280. Natural gas emergencies
  281. New product failures
  282. New product introductions
  283. NGO activism
  284. Nightline
  285. NLRA (National Labor
  286. No comment
  287. Noise
  288. Noise suppression
  289. Nuclear emissions
  290. Odor emissions
  291. Organ transplants
  292. OSHA
  293. Part B permits
  294. Patent infringement
  295. Permit reinstatement
  296. Permit violations
  297. Permitting
  298. Pharmaceutical issues
  299. Pharmaceutical recalls
  300. Philanthropic strategies
  301. Philanthropy
  302. Pipeline accidents
  303. Plea agreements
  304. Poisoning
  305. Political problems
  306. Premature disclosure
  307. Preservation
  308. Privacy
  309. Product liability
  310. Product recalls – life threatening
  311. Product recalls – marketing errors
  312. Product recalls – seizures
  313. Product tampering
  314. Product withdrawals
  315. Professional conduct
  316. Prosecution
  317. Proxy contests
  318. Public testimony
  319. Quote in context
  320. Quote out of context
  321. Racketeering
  322. Rate cases
  323. Rationalization
  324. RCRA (Resource Conservation &
  325. Reauthorization Act)
  326. Reclamation
  327. Records of decision
  328. Recovery Act)
  329. Regulatory violations
  330. Relations Act)
  331. Religious activism
  332. Repetitive motion injury
  333. Reporter deception
  334. Reporter disinformation
  335. Reporter malfeasance
  336. Reputation threatened
  337. RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organization)
  338. Rightsizing
  339. Risk management
  340. RLA (Railway Labor Act)
  341. Rumors
  342. Rumors
  343. Sabotage
  344. Sales ethics
  345. Sales fraud
  346. SARA (Superfund Amendments &
  347. Scandal
  348. SDA (Safe Drinking Water Act)
  349. Security leaks
  350. Seepage
  351. Sexual addiction
  352. Sexual assault
  353. Sexual harassment
  354. Shifts in values
  355. Siting anomalies
  356. Slander
  357. Spamming
  358. Special interest group attacks
  359. Spills
  360. State government intervention
  361. Succession
  362. Takeovers
  363. Tax shifts
  364. Technology transfer
  365. Television interviews
  366. Terrorism
  367. Toxics
  368. Toy safety
  369. Trade secrets
  370. Transplants
  371. Transportation accidents
  372. Treaty negotiations
  373. Trial analysis
  374. Trial consulting
  375. Trial preparation
  376. Trial visibility
  377. TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)
  378. Unanticipated visibility
  379. Unauthorized hyperlinking
  380. Uncontrolled exposure
  381. Unethical behavior
  382. Untruthful advertising
  383. Vandalism
  384. Victim families
  385. Victimization
  386. Victims
  387. Virtual
  388. Visibility analysis
  389. Visual pollution
  390. Vulnerability analysis
  391. Web attacks
  392. Web exploitation
  393. Web rumors
  394. Web site disabling
  395. Web site sabotage
  396. Web-site sabotage
  397. Whistle-blowers
  398. Working conditions
  399. Workplace safety
  400. Workplace violence
  401. Wrongful death
  402. Xenotransplantation
  403. Zoning disputes
  404. Zoning opposition
  405. Zoning referenda

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