COVID-19 What is your plan this morning?

  It is Monday morning - March 9, 2020 and our case count is 111,284 worldwide. And what are you planning for this Monday morning? I hope your tactical crisis management team is meeting Monday morning for a SitStat report and to review (or develop)…

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COVID-19 (2019nCoV) – A Busy Week

There has been a lot going with the novel coronavirus in the past few days. Here are some of the highlights, We finally have a name. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been very sensitive to the stigma that a disease can cause on a…

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A Big Jump in 31 Hours – 17,000 More Cases

A couple of hours ago I heard a reporter who was saying that China was reporting no cases today...and I thought...how could that be? Turns out it was just taking them longer to count them...a 17K jump in the case count since yesterday when at…

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2019nCoV – Our next Pandemic?

2019nCoV continues to spread from China and now many disease experts are increasingly thinking that it is likely to become a pandemic that circumnavigates the globe.  The prospect is daunting. The good news is that although the disease is spreading, it is still primarily in…

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2019nCoV Situational Awareness: How is that working for you?

Situational Awareness is the ability to identify, process and comprehend the critical elements of information regarding an incident. In other words, it’s knowing what is going on around you. Situational awareness requires two distinct activities: Collect and validate the information: This requires you to observe,…

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October 17: Loma Prieta Earthquake 29th Anniversary

Today, October 17, is the 29th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, a 6.9 quake that killed 63 persons and injured 3,757. It was the first televised earthquake thanks to the World Series Game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s. The national…

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The Golden Hour – How Will You Spend Yours?

Come and hear me speak at DRJ in Phoenix on September 26 @ 8:00 AM on the importance of the Golden Hour! When faced with a fast moving and potentially catastrophic incident, what will make the difference in your ability to respond rapidly and effectively?…

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Reimagine Your Crisis Management Program

Come and hear me speak at DRJ in Phoenix on Monday, September 24 when I talk about how to reimagine your crisis management program. Many companies fail to have a great Crisis Management Team because they lack four simple things. Are you developing or retooling…

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