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Paula Deen Hires Crisis Manager Judy Smith, And Inspiration Behind 'Scandal's Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

As the Paula Deen saga closes out its third week and the jury continues to deliberate on whether the celebrity chef's formerly charming-as-cherry-pie ...

Scandal Is Scandalous

Daniel Hill | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Daniel Hill

My real-life experiences running a Washington, D.C. crisis firm are less entertaining than those of Olivia Pope, but my work requires more intellect and integrity, and is far more rewarding.

Mayor's Staff Looks For Crisis Management Advice

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 08.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Staffers for the embattled mayor of Washington have sought the advice of a crisis-management expert who advised Monica Lewinsky and insp...

Paper Your Deals, Honey!

Sophie Gold | Posted 09.03.2012 | Small Business
Sophie Gold

Are you working with any clients without contracts in place? Don't be swept away by the immediate gratification of the short term. In the words of my mother, ''Short cuts are always long cuts.''

Ask Judy: 'When Jokes Go Too Far'

Judy A. Smith | Posted 08.04.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

There are some men at work who make really gross, inappropriate sexual jokes. Should I speak up? I don't want to appear as if I'm being prude or being overly sensitive.

Ask Judy: 'I Didn't Go To School For This'

Judy A. Smith | Posted 07.21.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

I'm an associate attorney at a small firm. One of the partners is constantly asking me to do menial errands for him and the rest of the office. It's not that big a deal, and we all wear many hats here, but I didn't go to law school for this. How do I get him to stop asking?

Ask Judy: Will Photos from the Past Ruin My Job Prospects?

Judy A. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

I'm a little nervous that some of the "fun" I had in the past may affect my future prospects of employment. I have heard of potential employers doing an Internet search before hiring someone. Do companies have the right to use this information against me?

Ask Judy: 'Help! Rumors Of A Workplace Crush May Cost Me A Promotion.'

Judy A. Smith | Posted 06.23.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

Are rumors floating around the office about you and a co-worker? Worried those rumors may put you at a disadvantage for that promotion you've been eyeing? Here's what you can do to put yourself back on top.

Tanya Young Williams: ABC's Scandal Won't Fix Your Crisis But Judy Smith Can

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Good Self/Bad Self beautifully intertwines practical self-help tools with riveting insight into some of Judy Smith's high-profile cases.

Ask Judy: 10 Tips For Preventing Crises At Work From The Inspiration Behind ABC's 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

Our work dramas may never escalate to the heights that they do on ABC's new series "Scandal." On the first episode alone protagonist Olivia Pope, play...

Maggie Furlong

'Scandal' Stars Tease Their Shock-A-Minute First Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

Ever wonder who handles big, headline-grabbing crises for politicians (Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal), public figures (Michael Vick's dogfigh...