Em Weekly’s Emergency Managers Summer Reading List 2021 (non-fiction sort of)

If you have been listening to my podcast for any length of time, you know that reading is something that I think all emergency managers need to do. In the last few years, I have had the Top Ten Books an Emergency Manager Needs to Have on Their Bookshelf. Yes, that is a very long title, however, I am not sure how to make it shorter. Click the title of the book to bring you to Amazon…No I do not make anything off the purchase of the book, however, Amazon makes it easy to share.

Developing the Meta-Leader at The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI)

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative is a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Combing the resources and thinking of these two entities enable their faculty to help program participants appreciate and prepare for the full range of crisis leadership challenges, from the health and well-being of diverse communities to the intricacies of multi-entity operations, and working with political officials and the media.

Keeping the power on when the grid is down in

Keeping the power on during a disaster is critical. Utility and emergency management companies are often criticized for not connecting deeply enough with customers. During or after a disaster, consumers … Read More

Black Wave: The Triple Disaster

This week we are talking to Dr. Daniel Aldrich about his book Black Wave. Daniel was part of a study that looked at the recovery of the world’s most unique disaster. It is known as the three sisters of disasters, a tsunami, Earthquake, and nuclear meltdown. Join us as we delve deeper into the recovery of Fukushima.

Systems Thinking for Emergency Managers

This week we are talking to Dr Derek Cabrera. Derek is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition and that’s basically thinking about thinking and epidemiology, which is the study of knowledge, human and organizational learning and education. He completed his PhD in post-doctoral studies at Cornell University and served in the Faculty of Cornell and a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. And He leads the Cabrera research lab. We discuss systems thinking and how do we apply systems thinking to the world of emergency management