Exercise Objectives

Exercise Objectives

In this 15th episode of the Whiteboard Wednesday video series, Rob discusses the importance of exercise objectives.    ...
Do You Have These Three Crisis Leadership Traits?

Do You Have These Three Crisis Leadership Traits?

After a crisis and our management of it has run its course, it pays to review all the details of what occurred and evaluate how we responded.   We need to determine what could have been done to help us prevent such a crisis from happening in the first place, and...
Exercise Objectives

Exercise Process

In this 14th episode of the Whiteboard Wednesday video series, Rob discusses the 5-steps of the Exercise Process.    ...
Practice = Better Discipline

Practice = Better Discipline

  “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”  ~ Stephen Covey   After leaving the military in 2001, it took me several years to adapt to the corporate world. The changes varied from...
Creating Chaos for a Purpose

Creating Chaos for a Purpose

We specialize in chaos.   In fact, we create chaos by developing simulated crisis exercises that test and validate crisis teams at all levels of an organization. In this blog I’m going to discuss three crisis scenarios that we have found to be of serious...
NASA Knows: 4 Key Lessons Learned From Tabletop Exercises

NASA Knows: 4 Key Lessons Learned From Tabletop Exercises

To NASA, fifty years ago and up to this day, NASA’s life-or-death learning is achieved through emergency simulation exercises.   Gerry Griffin knows a thing or two about responding to risks. He was the Mission Control flight director for all of NASA’s Apollo...