Chapter 1Preparing to Lead in the Face of Fear

This chapter covers four topics:

When planning for a disaster:

  • Identifying the players as well as their roles and responsibilities for planning
  • Recognizing the competencies (such as skills, knowledge, and attributes) that can help you be an effective leader

When dealing with a disaster:

  • Reviewing the roles and responsibilities of the various players
  • Understanding what leadership competencies are necessary in the face of fear, especially in a disaster situation


On a scale of 1 to 10, how prepared are you to deal with a disaster befalling your organization? Are you ready to lead your employees through it? Are you geared up to deal with a hurricane, fire, flood, tornado, murder, chemical ...

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