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Hi, I'm Mike. I simplify and unify solutions for those committed to improving their response leadership during a crisis.

For over 20 years with over 10 thousand responders, I've dedicated myself and my business to improving the condition of response leaders like you in the private, public and volunteer sectors.

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The 4 Parts to a Successful Mission Pre-Plan

Have you heard this story about “Bill” and his successful project pre-plan?  It goes like this … (and keep reading for a treat): Bill needs to clean his garage so his wife can park her new car inside before the summer heat arrives. Bill decides that before the end of Memorial Day weekend he’ll donate old items, […]

Why Your Definition of Span of Control is Wrong (and How to Fix It)

“No man can command more than 5 distinct bodies in the same theater of war.”   Napoleon I (1815) And so began our oft-repeated dictate on how many subordinates one supervisor can have.  If you’ve taken a FEMA course on how to manage an emergency response, you’ve heard this chant ad nauseam about span of control: […]

Beware of the Shiny Toy; Why Your Strategy Stinks

Each morning that I’m in town I spend precious time with my elementary aged son during the daily processional known as “getting ready for school”. And to be sure, it is not a perfect process.  Some days are over run with a struggle to get out of bed, to eat a healthy breakfast, to have […]

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