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
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
I seem to float back and forth between writing shorter pieces, like my book reviews or other pieces that are based largely on personal experience and opinions. These generally don't include huge amounts of research and reference, or extensive searches for images. They represent the vast majority of my writing, but not what I really … Continue reading Crafting a Long-Tail Story
A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders.Wikipedia Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com A few months ago, I wrote about how income inequality is an emergency management issue. A major part of this … Continue reading The Future of Business is Social Enterprise
Unless you venture off the road and look for places to be immediately and completely present with your city, you miss the opportunity to find its hidden beauty.
Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Ask just about anyone to name some of the top business leaders in the world today and Sir Richard Branson's name will be somewhere close to the top of the list. I have long admired his approach to business, and his ability to inspire people and while there are many … Continue reading Even the Best Leaders need to Follow Every So Often
A little bit of hype to start a short week (at least for me!) I'm going to spend most of this week updating my reading list, as my holidays allowed me to add a few more books to my "finished" pile. This week will feature a couple of fantastic reads (well, one listen, and the … Continue reading Coming Up this Week!
Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com Event season in North America is well underway, with major festivals and concerts happening in many locations every weekend (and many weekdays and weeknights too!) For the most part these festivals go off without a hitch, but sometimes things go sideways, usually through no fault of the organizers and … Continue reading Why Event Planners need an Emergency Manager in their Contacts