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Podcast Series: Lessons for Leaders
Join us every month for a new podcast episode on Leader ReadyCast! Featuring real-world lessons, best practices, and action-oriented insights for the “You’re It” moments when you are called to lead. Each concise episode features insights from frontline leaders and the faculty of the NPLI.
About your Host
Eric J. McNulty is the Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He researches, writes about, and teaches leadership, crisis leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation in graduate and executive education at Harvard and other institutions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and corporate events. McNulty is co-author of You’re It: The Pivot from Everyday to Crisis Leadership (forthcoming), Renegotiating Healthcare: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, and author of numerous articles. He is a contributing editor to strategy+business magazine and past contributing editor at Harvard Business Publishing. McNulty holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in Leadership from Lesley University.
Episode: 04 – The Evolving Roles of NGOs in Preparedness and Response
Join us as we explore the evolving role of non-governmental organizations in disaster response with Jono Anzalone, Vice President for International Services at the American Red Cross. He shares his first-hand leadership experiences in both domestic and international response efforts. Anzalone is an alumnus of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and was the recipient of our 2017 Meta-Leader of the Year Award.
Episode: 03 – Thinking About Trust and Risk
Today, leaders confront declining trust and escalating risk in a time of seeming constant turbulence. In this episode of Leader ReadyCast, we discuss how leaders can prepare for and deal with these vexing challenges with Harlan Loeb, Global Chair for Crisis and Reputation Risk at Edelman, the global public relations firm. Loeb, also a professor of Crisis Litigation and the Court of Public Opinion at Northwestern University and a lecturer and Ford Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management, offers concrete insights useful for leaders in any sector.
Episode: 02 – Public Health Emergency Preparedness
From flu to unusual threats such as Ebola to the possibility of a chemical or other unconventional attack, public health leaders sit in a unique perch in the world of emergency preparedness and response. Dr. Suzet McKinney, CEO of the Illinois Medical District, program faculty at the NPLI, and co-author of the new book, Public Health Emergency Preparedness explains that they must be familiar with a complex array of possible threats and, when an incident occurs, skillfully lead their peers, political officials, and the general public who may not fully understand the threat and its consequences.
Episode: 01 – Lessons from the 2017 Hurricanes
In this episode we look back at the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season with Richard Serino, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard, former Deputy Administrator of FEMA, and former Chief of EMS in Boston. Serino shares what the responses to Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria tell us as we look forward to 2018 and beyond. We explore lessons that should be applied as communities face more extreme weather events.
Alumni in the News
April 16, 2018: Live Stream Event on April 16 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Wendy Smith-Reeve, NPLI EEP Alumni and Deputy Director of DEMA, to participate on a panel discussion topic: “Ethics of Dissent: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in Public Service”
August 24, 2018: NPLI “Swarms” with Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.