An answer to the challenge of dynamic and daring leadership in Emergency Management I asked earlier if dynamic and daring leadership could be found in a risk-averse culture like Emergency Management. I spoke of the challenges involved with the Incident Command System, but left the challenge of making change unanswered. I did, however promise you … Continue reading Simulation Center for Emergency Management Innovation
Can it exist in a risk-averse culture? I've been spending a lot of time considering how we manage emergencies and disasters, particularly on a large scale. As an Emergency Manager, and someone who aspires to be on the leading edge of information and practices, this is of particular concern to me. As the nature of … Continue reading Daring and Dynamic Leadership
Doing what it takes to be successful at work and at home. Photo by Ann H on Pexels.com I don't want to rule the world, just my little part of it. I have ADHD, which means that I have always had trouble focusing on my tasks. This post, for example was started 21 hours ago, … Continue reading Micromanaging My Life
So, you are a leader in an organization, congratulations! Whether it is a business, a community group, a school, or any other organization, leadership is something to be celebrated. As part of your participation in this organization, have you been a part of a formal risk assessment? Have you led a formal risk assessment? What's … Continue reading No Risk Assessment? Well That’s Risky!
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com Here in Canada, we celebrate the first Monday in September as Labour Day, a day to remember all of the efforts of the people who have fought so hard for things like 5-day work weeks and 8-hour work days, overtime pay, paid holidays, and so many other things that … Continue reading The Importance of Fun to Building Resilience
So, after a bit of an exciting time away, I'm back from the first part of my vacation with some new books under my belt! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was never one to read graphic novels, but today's book is another piece of evidence that I was wrong in my thoughts … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 18
How many times do you sit down and read a book, or some piece of research only to find yourself saying "Oh, well that's obvious" as you come upon some information that makes complete sense to you, though you'd never actually made the connection yourself. It happens all the time, no matter how much we … Continue reading In Praise of the Obvious
Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com For those of you who have been paying attention, you've probably noticed a conspicuous absence of posts or activity on my part. That's because I've been working on something that is incredibly important to me and which is taking up a lot of my time. We've successfully soft-launched, and the … Continue reading What am I up to?
In an age when the sum of the world's knowledge is at our fingertips (literally), and everybody with a keyboard is capable of adding to that knowledge - for better or worse - one of the biggest challenges Emergency Managers have is in figuring out how to handle the sheer amount of information that flows … Continue reading Data, Intelligence, and Truth
Photo by Jorge Zapata on Pexels.com No, not that kind. Well...yes, consistency is incredibly important for pasta, and baking in general, but that's not the consistency I'm talking about. The consistency I'm talking about is the discipline to do the important things day after day, no matter how mundane and repetitive they feel. More importantly … Continue reading Consistency is Key