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
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!
On top of a 15" Laptop for reference. You see that? That bag has a permanent home on the top shelf of my pantry. Inside of it are all of the basic necessities to treat all sorts of minor injuries that don't require professional medical attention. You know, like the time I accidentally touched a … Continue reading Every House Needs this Little Red Bag
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
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.
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!
Today's book is an interesting dive into the depths of human greed and just how far people will go to make money hand over fist. There are many books that could meet this definition, but Michael Lewis' "The Big Short" does a fantastic job of explaining the subprime mortgage crisis of the late 2000's. The … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 17
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?