Grading Christie’s Scandal Response

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    Due to Bridgegate, some are calling for empeachment prior to Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State address. (Published Monday, Jan. 13, 2014)

    For Governor Chris Christie, his road to the White House requires traversing the George Washington Bridge.

    Before Thursday's press conference I was uncertain whether he could make it across the “world’s busiest bridge,” but now I would say that he at least has a shot -- even if some of the lanes are closed.

    I, and many others, have criticized the governor’s handling of the situation thus far.

    For me, I evaluated Gov. Christie’s initial response through a crisis management lens rather than from a political perspective.

    Having helped numerous organizations and leaders through a myriad of public reputation and crisis challenges, I can tell you that crises define a leader. How an executive or high-profile individual responds to a challenging event is high-stakes business -- it can often make or break their future. Read full story on

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