Leadership in Crisis: A Culture of Preparedness

Leadership in Crisis: A Culture of Preparedness

Like many strategic planning processes; risk management often gets shuffled to the side.   The daily urgent matters take precedent over preparing for the low probability, high-risk icebergs or “Black Swan”[1] events. Economic impact on organizations that are not...
Exercise Types

Exercise Types

In this 2nd episode of September’s crisis simulation exercise series, Rob discusses the different types of exercises.  ...
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...
Exercise Types

Why We Exercise

For September’s Whiteboard Wednesday video series, Rob will be discussing all things crisis simulation exercises. In this 10th episode, Rob talks about why we exercise.  ...
How Tabletop Exercises Make Strong Leaders

How Tabletop Exercises Make Strong Leaders

  “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” —John F. Kennedy JFK, the president who inspired a nation to reach the moon, knew a thing or two about leadership. His quote above succinctly drives the point: it’s continuous learning that makes...
The 5 Levels of Simulation Exercises

The 5 Levels of Simulation Exercises

All organizations should consider the advantages of implementing a comprehensive exercise program rather than focusing on singular periodic simulation exercises.   Whether they are a start-up company, an older well-established company, an organization undergoing...