The case for taking disaster seriously

The case for taking disaster seriously

Major disasters are becoming more frequent, and are impacting more people. Recently, Amy Feldman of All Good Work challenged me for this vague and unsupported statement. That sent me on an industrious search for clear reliable evidence, and through a rabbit warren of...
On the ground after Hurricane Harvey

On the ground after Hurricane Harvey

  A few days after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, we found out about this exceptional case of spontaneous leadership in Rockport TX. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, and a fortunate conjunction of circumstances, we are working on our...
Spontaneous leadership in the wild

Spontaneous leadership in the wild

There is no substitute for the real thing. We hope to field a small team of researchers sometime in 2017 for a field-based case study. This is contingent on the vagaries of disaster, funding, and prior commitments. In the meantime, we are working on ways to identify...
Research roundtables

Research roundtables

We combine emergent leadership and improvised crisis response. There are others who are interested in each of these areas. To learn from and encourage their efforts, we would like to hold a series of virtual roundtable discussions. These sessions would allow...