10 Key Elements to Good Crisis Leaders

10 Key Elements to Good Crisis Leaders

Rob Burton recently wrote an article on LinkedIn, “10 Key Elements to Good Crisis Leaders“.  Within the article, Rob outlines what these ten key elements are: Honesty & Integrity Confidence Inspiration Commitment and Passion Good Communication...
5 Key Benefits from Conducting Tabletop Exercises

5 Key Benefits from Conducting Tabletop Exercises

Simulated crisis tabletop exercises are like a flu shot: The vaccine won’t prevent the illness one-hundred percent of the time, but if you do get the flu, the vaccine will greatly reduce the illness’ severity and bring you back to health more quickly.   The potential...
Psychological Trauma – When You Become the Target

Psychological Trauma – When You Become the Target

On October 1, 2018, a shooter from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire upon a concert crowd fenced in a 15-acre open air lot. 1,100+ rounds were fired in a span of 10 minutes. 58 people died, excluding the shooter, 851 were injured of which 422 were...
How the Military Use Tabletop Exercises

How the Military Use Tabletop Exercises

A military background isn’t necessary to run a successful tabletop exercise or war gaming scenario. The idea of war gaming as a resource to practice strategic planning and increasing your readiness for the worst-case scenarios has been around for hundreds, if not...
Every Crisis Team Should Have These Six Tools

Every Crisis Team Should Have These Six Tools

Crisis Management Teams Should Always Have a Toolkit That Supports Them During the Crisis. One of the questions that I get asked most often is “what are some of the most common mistakes you see as you visit various clients?”  Other than companies not being committed...