Our Changing World

As we begin the New Year, I find it fascinating to think about how are lives have changed over the past several decades with the introduction of cell phones, social networking, and Internet availability, among other things. It seems as if these tools have been a part of our lives forever, although while this may…

Opening Your World Through Reading

During the last three months of 2014, I was taking a class. With work and volunteer responsibilities, attending class, required reading and writing papers and presentations, I easily over-filled my schedule. It wasn’t the first time I’d taken up something really good only to have the requirements get on top of me, but this time…

What Have You Got to Work With?

In an interview, a famous singer made some self-deprecating remarks about her singing, specifically about having a limited vocal range. She was right about that. Nobody would ever call her a “belter”. She doesn’t hit the highs or the lows like some do, and never finishes her songs with a dazzling note held at length…

Black Swan Solutions Launches Mobile Database to Enhance Organizational Crisis Response

Black Swan Solutions Launches Mobile Database to Enhance Organizational Crisis Response Black Swan Solutions has announced a mobile database designed to enhance organizational crisis response. This new feature was created to help organizations support employees and customers affected by a crisis. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Black Swan Solutions, a business unit of Empathia…

Oh, That Word!

I am bedeviled by a word. Perhaps I exaggerate a bit. After all, you might wonder if a single word can really create that much difficulty. Well, I’ll tell you that it can. When I’ve got a tough decision to make, this word can really nag at me, cost me a lot of emotional energy…

Best of the Best

Business continuity and emergency response professionals are constantly bombarded with articles, “research reports”, webinars and workshops, all claiming to have the 8, 10, 12 or 15 most important steps to take in order to guarantee a successful response to a crisis. I, too, have published articles and made presentations identifying multiple lessons learned and best…

Who is in Charge?

I often encounter people who don’t seem to be in charge of their own lives, or a significant part of their lives at least. The lack of control shows up in different areas. Their health, finances and goals – as well as the logistics of daily life – are chaotic and disorganized. Mistakenly, they feel…