Kevin Ian Schmidt

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Measuring Workplace Health and Safety Performance

The monitoring and measuring of health and safety performance is a key component of a company’s health and safety management process, as it allows management to see the effectiveness of any new policies and procedures that have been implemented recently. Without proper measurements to see the results of any changes, it is impossible to know […]

Crisis Management – Are You Prepared?

Research by Oxford Metrica shows that it is not the fact of suffering a crisis that damages a business – in reality no business can eliminate the possibility of a problem- rather, what really counts is how the organization is seen to manage the crisis: take control quickly, respond professionally, and communicate well and the […]

Essential Elements of an Emergency Operations Center

Many people assume a security operations center only functions as an information crossroads during a crisis. A quality security operations center serves as a central hub for all safety and security operations. The operations center is the focal point for receiving, analyzing, disseminating and acting upon the information that flows through the center. For participants […]

The 7 Secrets of Effective Leaders

This article not only lists the characteristics of effective leaders but also it can act as a guideline for our own behavior if we are in a leadership position. Often, we receive no guidance once we have been promoted and leadership positions can be quite lonely.   They always seek knowledge:¬†Effective leaders are constantly learning. […]

Strategies Behind Crisis Management

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king’s horses and All the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again   You’re probably wondering what disaster recovery/ crisis management has to do with Humpty Dumpty. Think about Humpty Dumpty being that great project… that great idea… that great […]