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Donald Trump has taken the quotation below “to a new level”. The quote is variously attributed to Swift, Twain and Churchill – but ‘Trump on Twitter’ has leverage the validity of the principle embedded in the quote. And he won’t stop now.
A friend of mine recently responded to my having made public our approach to facilitated debriefing by raising the difficulties of how confidentiality is – in the real world – perceived as being almost impossible to achieve. Confidentiality Confidentiality if a fundamental human trait – it is given – and in turn, respected. Is it… Read More
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Information Management and Decision Making Capabilities – like muscles which are not exercised – can easily diminish.
Where there is inadequate management of risk during the implementation of a project the very outcome being sought is often compromised. That is now the case with the Accord on Fire and Building Safety which was a welcome initiative following the tragic deaths of five years ago. The Government has “found itself” short on factories… Read More
The story of the “generous” Procrustes is an illustrative one. After offering hospitality to those in need, Procrustes either stretched the limbs of the short to fit his bed – or hacked those of the long, again, to fit his bed. Too often we see “guides” and “standards” parading as flexible tools – but with… Read More
Information, by inherent definition, “informs” – it reduces uncertainty. Read More
The official text of the revision of the international ISO 31000 risk management standard has been published. MAIN CHANGES 1. The document is clearer and shorter – reduced from 20 to 16 pages 2. More importance is given in creating value and decision-making 3. The principles are better integrated into the framework and the process… Read More
Good crisis management is characterised by evidenced based decision making. The underpinnings of the evidence based approach is a systematic vulnerability assessment of your services.
Freetown – a site where "informal settlements" creep up the adjacent slopes needed only the hazard of heavy rain to trigger the most recent disaster.