Tag Archive 'Resilient Community'

Unconventional Crisis: Impact on Decision Making

Boundary Condition #1 (3) The previous post (2), presented the parameters defining an unconventional crisis as developed by Dr. Erwan Lagadec.  Here in the following table and discussion we  provide comparison of the characteristics that differentiate decision making, leadership and operational response in relation to both routine emergencies and conventional disasters and to unconventional /hyper complex catastrophic […]

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Teams of Leaders: Stand-up of The Center for Collaborative Leadership in Healthcare

This is an Essential Element of Information for a Culture of Preparedness post The Teams of Leaders (Tol) concept introduced in the book America’s Army; A Model for Interagency Effectiveness by retired Army  Generals Frederic Brown and Zeb Bradford has been a point of discussion and thread through many articles and posts on both this blog […]

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#3 – Transboundary Crisis & Local Response Issues – Essential Elements of Information for a Culture of Preparedness

  By Captain Charlie Meinema Tacoma Washington Police Department   Disasters may be local, but few are.  Even local disasters are not local, as Yogi Berra might say.   This is often because criminals, explosions, terrorists and fires fail to respect jurisdictional borders, and / or because the crisis – even if inside one geographical or […]

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#2 – Transboundary Crisis – Essential Elements of Information for a Culture of Preparedness

The goal of emergency and crisis response is to reduce output variability in a context in which inputs are highly variable; to that end, crisis response is, in part, about creating an orderly arena within a chaotic environment. … research on High Reliability Organizations (HROs) has suggested that some complex, hazard-managing organizations, for which failure is […]

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Spring Edition 2009 – Announcement

I’m very pleased to announce that Project White Horse 084640 Edition #8 – A Culture of Preparedness and Intersectional Ideas  – is now on line. The last two editions have provided perspective on “resilient communities” and leadership required. In Edition #8 we shift from providing “perspective” to creating actionable understanding and answers. The first part […]

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RC#29 National Security Exercises Need Change; TOPOFF meet TOPGUN – Maybe

New York Times, 16 February, 2009—  The homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, is re-evaluating the largest federal program for testing the country’s ability to respond to terrorist attacks, one of several Bush administration initiatives she has ordered to come under review. PWH Chapter 1 (Part 1 of 2) The Constant Gardner http://www.projectwhitehorse.com/pdfs/B[1].%20PWH_Chapter1(1of2).pdf (From Page 11) … […]

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RC#28 My Next Mission by THE "Cat 5 General"

After more than 37 years of uniform service to the U.S. army and our nation, I will spend the second half of my life committed to a new mission: Creating a “Culture of Preparedness’’ in America. Every effort I take, whether it is this new Web site, public speaking/lectures, fund-raisers, or the books I have […]

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RC#26 RC – AI (Part 2)

>>  Thread #2 Intelligence meaning and usage in natural disasters with Katrina as an event example As we move further down the time line from September 11, 2001, multiple issues and events tend to push professional response organizations toward an “all hazards” approach. Those focused by agency or function speciffically on intelligence, anti-terrorism, counter-terrorism, gang […]

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