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Lucien Canton
San Francisco, CA
Management consultant specializing in helping managers lead better in crisis.
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Knowing when to pause can dramatically change your speech and significantly increase audience engagement. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Killing the messenger supposedly went out of fashion years ago, yet in our stupidity we still attack the powerless representatives of major companies. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in crisis. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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All projects experience delays but many delays are self-inflicted. Foresight and planning can eliminate some of these problems and keep you project on schedule. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The monthly newsletter that helps you lead better in a crisis. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Living in fear can cause us to alter our lives to react to non-existence threats that have no basis in reality. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency plans seem to contain something for everybody, except for the person who has to actual use the plan. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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The newsletter that helps you lead better in crisis. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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Emergency plans are neither cookbooks that guarantee success if you follow them precisely nor religious texts that must be followed as written. Instead, they are toolboxes. How you use them can mean the difference between success and failure. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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When it comes to disasters, we are almost always our own worst enemy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Canton on Emergency Management
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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