Decision-Making and Communication Errors Blamed for Deadly Jet Crash

Over the years, I have examined several “cockpit communication breakdowns” that resulted in endangering aircraft in flight…

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Health Communication Priorities for Recent Rise in Mumps Outbreaks

Mumps Mumps is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a few…

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Improving Productivity, Participation and Satisfaction in Business Meetings

In my years of teaching organizational and leadership communication one recurring topic centers on the challenge of…

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(Mis)communication And Deadly Medical Errors

One area where communication failures and breakdowns too frequently put lives at risk is found in the…

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The Coming Leap Second Clock Adjustment: A Little Prevention is Worth The Effort

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For those of you who remember the disaster mitigation and recovery planning that was associated with the…

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Putting The Dangers of Today’s Risks, Crises and Disasters into (Some) Perspective

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that recent terrorist attacks have vaulted terrorism and national security to…

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Do The Right Thing in Times of Disaster: A Lesson from the Louisiana Floods – Insights by Dr. Robert Chandler

There are far too many anecdotal tales told about crisis mismanagement and performance failures for disaster mitigation…

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The Coming Seafood Crisis: Path to Sustainability or Collapse

In the decade since David Biello warned of the catastrophic consequences of over-fishing the planet’s oceans in…

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The Little Acknowledged Crisis of Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace – Part 1: Scope of the Disaster

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness…

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