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Royal¬†death false alarm: Lessons for crisis management

Yes, it was highly embarrassing when a tweet from the BBC falsely reported that the Queen had died. And yes, it will probably be a permanent blot on the reputation of the unfortunate reporter who made the blunder. At one … Continue reading

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Crisis Management lessons from Pike River mine disaster

The most effective method of crisis management is to take steps to avoid the crisis happening in the first place. And the simplest way to achieve that is to recognise and respond to the warning signs which precede just about … Continue reading

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Fiery Sydney riot warning dismissed as “unrealistic”

Crisis preparedness is not just about identifying potential risks.¬† It demands that concern gets turned into action. Too often the problem is not a lack of information, but a lack of imagination and initiative. This failure was highlighted last week … Continue reading

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