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Lucien Canton
San Francisco, CA
Management consultant specializing in helping managers lead better in crisis.
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The concept of equity" is driving fundamental change in how government delivers services. How will this new paradigm affect emergency management? Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The free monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in crisis. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Two questions that I am frequently asked these days are what significant changes I have seen in emergency management in my some 40-odd years and what I think the future holds. That’s a little bit of a moving target as one of the things I have enjoyed about emergency management is that it is constantly evolving. Without a doubt, the most significant change, as Tom Drabek noted in Major Themes in Disaster Preparedness and Response Research has been the increased professionalization of local emergency managers. When I was introduced to the emergency management, we all came with previous experience, primarily... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The free monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis, Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Disaster have both short and long term consequences. The challenge is separating the two and leveraging them to prepare for future events. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Historical pandemics have the potential to offer many lessons as we recover from COVID 19 but learning those lessons require more analysis than just considering causal connections between events. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The push for racial justice has led to a re-examination of our traditional heroes. But are we approaching this in a way that makes sense? Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Sustained operations place considerable stress on emergency operations center staff. Efficient personnel management is essential to maintain the safety and effectiveness of your people. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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While many emergency managers like to think of themselves as apolitical, the reality is that political awareness and involvement in the political process are integral parts of their job. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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California's high fire risk is not the result of poor forest management but is the result of a number of complex factors originating at all levels of government. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Political crisis, plague, floods, hurricane, fires - is 2020 the end of civilization. History would suggest that "this too shall pass" and we must be prepared to pick up the pieces. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Planning for civil disturbance poses some unique challenges that can affect both response and long-term recovery. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps managers lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Civil unrest is growing across the United States but our current response needs rethinking. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Download Emergency Management Solutions - June 2020 Will Defunding The Police Defund Emergency Management? by Lucien G. Canton Updated NIMS Training Program by Timothy (Tim) Riecker Avoiding Reputation Management Issues While Discussing Social Change by Erik Bernstein Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Download Defund Police Will Defunding Police Defund Emergency Management? 5 Ways to Defend Your Budget Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Having the right team in you emergency operations center is critical. But many emergency plans give little thought to who needs to be on that team. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Canton on Emergency Management