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A meeting of President Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet. Internet Book Archive/Flickr

3 crisis-leadership lessons from Abraham Lincoln

When fighting a lethal foe on home soil, Lincoln expertly managed leading politicians; related well with the people; and dealt clearly with the military.
Members of a medical assistance team from Jiangsu province at a ceremony marking their departure after participating in the fight against Covid-19 in Wuhan, March 19, 2020. STR/AFP

Debate: How Beijing is trying to save face in the global fight against Covid-19

China is seeking to present itself as a model in the fight against the coronavirus – even if it means rewriting the history of the crisis and discrediting the governance of liberal democracies.
A woman works at a textile factory in Hangzhou in February 2020. The disruption of Chinese manufacturing in the midst of the coronavirus is causing global supply chain issues. (Chinatopix via AP)

Coronavirus, rail blockades: Crisis management plans protect companies

Crisis management and business continuity plans are powerful tools for companies to remain resilient and operational when unforeseen circumstances disrupt the availability of critical infrastructure.
Global business travel requires companies to ensure their employees are briefed about any potential risk or hazard while abroad. (Shutterstock)

The importance of travel security for employees going abroad

Every business should go to great lengths to protect its personnel with a robust travel security program.
High surf in Vero Beach, Fla. in advance of Hurricane Dorian. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Good communication is a key part of disaster response

Social media make it easier to push information out quickly during disasters, but also create challenges for public information officers, who have to judge which reports are credible enough to share.
The public outrage at the killing of Courtney Herron, including a vigil in the park where her body was found, demands more than a knee-jerk response from government. Daniel Pockett/AAP

Look beyond crisis accommodation so people like Courtney Herron aren’t homeless in the first place

The brutal killing of a young homeless woman has led to calls for more crisis accommodation. This is a short-term fix. We have to move beyond crisis management to sustained housing for people at risk.

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