Tag archive for crisis

The Sad Legacy of Pandora

Buddhists declare that the source of suffering is people’s expectations – from their life and fate, from themselves, from the others.  In the absence of such expectations the state of zen can reign, peacefully of course. For those who carry on their existence always crammed…

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The Affecting Bystanders

  It would be nice to believe we are entitled to enjoy and rely on the comforting presence of a favorable community.  Family and friends are the first to come to mind.  Colleagues and neighbors are next.  And we would like to believe that even strangers will not…

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Emotions and Actions in the Tragedy Aftermath

Whenever a tragedy (a terrorist attack, a natural catastrophe, or a man-made disaster) strikes  a ripple effect is visible.  The greatest shock and response belongs to the people directly affected.  Then on a different scale and different response come the relatives, friends, or neighbors.  Then…

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The Step from Problems to Solutions

  Here in Romania we are in the middle of a maelstrom caused by too much incompetence, carelessness, and insult of our value as individuals, society and country.  In the last 25 years there were many such overflows of anger from those who wanted and…

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Snails

Buzz words from today’s media: financial crisis, political crisis, bankruptcy, lay-offs, plagiarism, elections, hail, earthquakes, robbery, crime, etc.  Anybody with a sense of danger, let alone the primal instinct of survival, reacts to this siege of daily threats.  Threats that endanger all elements of comfort…

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Sand and stone

Nowadays we are all swept by political and financial tides.  The overall noise and tantrum prevent any sense.  There are no more talks about normal ordinary life, about personal victories and defeats, about accomplishments and efforts, about families, work or life.  Every bit of media coverage…

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Crisis Leadership 6 – Captain Smith

  We tend to assume that captains in the army or navy or aviation do possess the magic of leadership – by default.  It must be the title or the gilded uniform or the history that gave us so many military leaders. Today I am not going to…

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Crisis Leadership 4 – Information flow

Information is necessary anytime anywhere, but they become paramount in times of crisis.  Both our personal nervous system as well as the organizational information flow need proper “raw material” to be further processed into decisions and actions.  In times of crises we need decisions whose…

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Crisis Leadership 3 – Task Force

The crisis with its erratic downfalls of logic and calm has struck.  And we begin to decipher, through haze and noise, the effects, the reasons and possibly the course of action. It is the moment to gather our energy, will and ability to fight in…

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Crisis Leadership – 2

We are now at the moment when suddenly we realize that reality doesn’t abide by the good old rules.  It has become chaotic, impossible, irritating by its lack of logic and overwhelming through its uncertainties recently made apparent. We perceive the reality going wild through…

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