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Lucien Canton
San Francisco, CA
Management consultant specializing in helping managers lead better in crisis.
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Emergency Management Solutions Feb 2019. Featured article - Does Functional Planning Work? History seems to think so. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions Jan 2019. Featured article: Translating Vision to Action: Developing an effective mission statement Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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History not only teaches us many lessons about disaster management, it can also validate how we approach disasters. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Having a vision is meaningless unless it can be translated into action. The first step in this process is developing a mission statement that accurately reflects the role of the organization. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions December 2018 Helping managers lead better in crisis. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions Nov 2018: Mitigating the "Second Disaster" - Rethinking Donations Management Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Unwanted donations can present a serious burden to responders. Yet the message to give monetary donations seems to fall on deaf ears. Is there a better way? Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Every now and then I come across an interesting product that makes me scratch my head and ask, "Why didn't someone think of this before?" I've spent a lot of time in environments where water was at a premium and showering wasn't always an option and would really have appreciated something besides tiny baby wipes. Now a new product called ShowerToGo promises to fill that need. ShowerToGo is a massive wet wipe, roughly the size of a bath towel at 24”x 50”. It’s quick, convenient, and disposable. One wipe cleans the whole body, absorbing sweat, dirt, grime, and contaminants. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions Featured Article Lessons from Loma Prieta Lasting Impressions From my First Disaster Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Despite the presence of official shelters, evacuees may choose to create spontaneous shelters in other areas. Quick action is essential to head off safety concerns and to avoid public relations nightmares. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article for October 2018 Lessons from Loma Prieta Lasting impressions from my first disaster Download Loma Prieta Lessons Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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This month's edition discusses the use of strategic planning to demonstrate the value of your program to the community and examines the Dust Bowl disaster in the 1930's. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article for September 2018 Strategic Planning Using Your Vision Statement To Demonstrate Program Value Download Strategic Planning Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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We think of disasters as having a single cause but disasters are complex constructs caused by a conjunction of varying factors. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions - August 2018 Featured Article Is PowerPoint Past Its Prime? Maybe the Problem Is Not with the Program! Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Audiences tend to blame PowerPoint for a bad presentation. But maybe the problem is not the tool but the user. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions July 2018 Featured Article Telling Your Story Techniques for Holding Your Audience's Attention Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Featured Article for July 2018 What's Your Story? Techniques for Holding Your Audience's Attention Download Presentations2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency Management Solutions - June 2018 Featured Article: What's Your Story? Thinking Like A Storyteller Can Make Your Presentation Shine Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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A few simple steps can turn a bad presentation into something special Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. This month's featured article: Screening Community Proposals Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Community proposals sometimes contain hidden gold, but how do you find it? Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Misinformation can cause unnecessary anxiety, particularly when you confuse possibility with probability. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Download EM Solutions April 2018 Featured Article Practical Preparedness Revisited Is Our Preparedness Message Effective? Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Disaster supply kits are part of our standard preparedness message but do they actually provide a false sense of security? Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Canton on Emergency Management