Category Archives: Crisis book

Crisis communication under review

The world has changed substantially since I was writing the original book in 2019. We have seen a pandemic, war in Europe and a cost of living crisis. Continue reading

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The book that needed to be written

Most of my working life has been in the macho world of emergency response not considering what happens next. I awaited the publication of Professor Lucy East hope’s book with huge interest and When the Dust Settles did not disappoint. … Continue reading

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Capturing the learning

We cannot always just pick up from where things were before the crisis hit, and this is a difficult message to try and explain to people. It is even more difficult when there has been so much focus on the pandemic being ‘over by Easter’ or ‘over by Christmas’. Continue reading

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Humanity in disaster response: book review and interview with author

“Writing this book has been a learning experience combined with an emotional toll as I have dived into a large number of disasters and scrutinized their aftermath.”
Kjell Brataas Continue reading

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Are all things really equal?

In the rush to take action and to show things are being done considering the consequences of the response can be forgotten. Continue reading

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Tough at the top

One thing has become a clear factor of how effective tackling Covid-19 has been around the world – leadership. It is clear that where there is strong, considered, decisive and empathetic leadershipd the outcome has been better. For many years … Continue reading

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The future is bright

It is Friday. The end of another week and a time when some things started to appear a bit more familiar. Shops are starting to open and businesses are planning for the future. Yet you may feel frustrated, overwhelmed and … Continue reading

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Time for a Think Through Brew

Sometimes all you need is a moment to reflect on what you have done and to think about what might be coming next. Continue reading

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Managing the aftermath

When a pebble falls into a lake you can see the impact and the ripples that grow weaker the further out you look. It is this image that simply explains one of the most important elements of crisis communication. Consequence … Continue reading

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Living with a crisis

For many people today marks a change in the crisis that we have all being living through. Some are able to return to work for the first time, some are making the most of the outdoor activities that they can … Continue reading

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