Black Swans ARE the New Normal
Skyrocketing inflation, soaring oil prices, horrific war in the Ukraine, a heart-wrenching refugee crisis, record flooding in Brisbane for the second time in a decade, the emergence of yet a new variant of COVID-19… perhaps the most shocking thing is that we continue to be shocked.
Diagnosing Critical Risks in a Time of Crisis
Crises can rarely be predicted. Whether it’s an economic downturn, natural disaster or global pandemic, no company can develop contingency plans for every possible future scenario. Instead, companies need to make themselves as resilient and adaptable as possible so that they can respond to any crisis quickly and effectively.
Senior Advisor Interview
Leading Through Crises: A Conversation with Pete Gaynor
The emergency management sector is undergoing a transformation marked by an increase in crises and an expansion of responsibilities. As the Acting FEMA Administrator and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Pete Gaynor was at the forefront of that progression, setting priorities and aligning thousands of emergency managers on a mission. During his time at FEMA, Gaynor led the agency’s response to hundreds of declared emergencies and major disasters, and in 2020 oversaw FEMA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.