4 Focus Areas to Get Executive Buy-In

When I made the transition from a program manager of a large Health System Emergency Management program to a Senior Leadership role, one of the main questions I got (and continue to get) is how do you get C-Suite buy-in and support of my Healthcare Emergency...

Don’t Wait on Regulation

The tragic events that occurred earlier this year in Charleston, sadly remind us that no place is completely safe and invulnerable to the many threats we face in today’s society.  Even after Columbine and Virginia Tech, it was hard to believe or even merely comprehend...

What’s Your #SuperBowl?

In case you have been living off the grid, Sunday was the Super Bowl, an Incident of National Significance, with far-reaching response and preparedness implications.  The planning team has been preparing for this event for over a year. Not all of us have the fortune...

What’s Your Investment in #Ebola Prep ROI?

Over the past few weeks #Ebola has gripped the headlines, hospitals, and agencies practicing trial and error while consultants like Crisis Focus, LLC offering to help.  I heard one colleague report a client said ‘I don’t care what it costs but I want the training this...

Learning from Ferguson

I try to make sure my posts are relative to current events and I have been struggling about how to write about the activities in Ferguson.  There are so many sides to what happened in Ferguson. There is no right place to begin and as a general rule, I try not to...