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“What should we do now?” “What should we say?”

How you answer the question “What should we do now?” can have far reaching implications for your company or organization.  Preparedness and Resiliency are key brand attributes for every company. Crises come as surprises. Control of events and message are lost. Impacts accelerate. Public scrutiny intensifies.

Are you ready? How do you know? Are you sure?

Most executives are trained to make decisions based upon information, data, and policy. In a crisis,
•    Information is generally wrong
•    Data is not available
•    Policies do not exist
•    Command & Control is lost
•    Brand & reputation are under attack
•    Leadership is involved and engaged personally
•    Impacts are disproportional
•    Events are escalating
•    Speed is quality or even survival
•    You are the center of media focus

The above dynamics work aggressively against traditional empirical management decision processes. Decisions must be made quickly with limited and often incorrect information. A crisis is not business as usual. A crisis is business as unusual. Crises have a short duration, but have consequences that can determine the viability of a business or organization for years to come. If you are explaining, you are losing.

Crises have impacts – for good and bad. Every crisis starts with a combination of opportunity and danger. Where the risk/crisis conundrum balances depends upon your initial critical decisions, your crisis communications, your monitoring of events, and your adjustments made to strategy and actions as events develop.  Your company’s reputation, brand, legacy, and profitability hang in the balance in a crisis.  Crises are personal. Every crisis is a human crisis. It is your company. It is your people. It is your brand. It is your reputation. It is your career. Doing the wrong thing or doing nothing can create a point of no return.


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News item: Health officials have announced two new hantavirus victims, bringing the total number of people who contracted the deadly airborne disease at Yosemite National Park to six. The disease has killed two people since July, prompting park officials this week to close 91 tent cabins. They've also scrambled to send health advisory emails to thousands of campers who visited the cabins this summer. Read more at ABCNews  ANALYSIS by Dr. Don Donahue, Director, Firestorm Healthcare Response Team Hantavirus: 4 Steps to Control and Prevention Hantavirus first appeared in the United States in 1993, when a series of patients presented with mysterious illnesses and an unusually high case fatality rate—approaching 80%—in the Four Corners region of the United States, which includes the common boundary of the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah and the autonomous Navaho natio...
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The debate over parallel H5N1 studies   Health Matters #1  HEADLINE:  Dutch Government OKs publication of Bird Flu study SUMMARY:  The Dutch government is allowing a Dutch scientist's paper on a mutant version of the potentially deadly H5N1 bird flu virus to be published in the journal Science. Initially, U.S. experts opposed publication of the studies over fears that the information could be used by terrorists to unleash a deadly flu epidemic. #2  HEADLINE:  Extended H5N1 Moratorium? SUMMARY:  A US science official recommends extending the moratorium on bird flu studies as well as other types of risky research. The extension was intended to allow experts around the world to address the biosecurity concerns about the research, as well as to convey to the public the nature and importance of the studies before publication.  ANALYSIS:  –Dr...
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