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The Weekly Round-Up 03/12/2022
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As we are heading into the third week of the war in Europe, a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has accelerated in recent days. According to the United Nations, 2 million Ukrainians have fled their country, which is expected to grow.
It looks like Russia is in a war of attrition, with losses likely between 2,000 and 4,000 troops killed. To put that in context, the United States lost 7,054 lives in the 20 years of conflict that ended last year.
With no sign of Russian President Vladimir Putin backing away, the war appears likely to drag on. On Tuesday, CIA Director William Burns told a congressional panel that Putin is frustrated and likely to “double down” in Ukraine. He said that could mean “an ugly next few weeks” as the fighting intensifies.
Gas prices worldwide are hitting record prices, directly impacting food costs and people on the margins to afford food and fuel.
What does this mean for emergency managers? The world responds to help with people needing shelter, food, and clothing. The world food prices will impact communities still struggling from the COVID Pandemic. More importantly, people will pressure food banks and other social services.
We need to be leaning forward and planning for the impact of these issues.
What to read:
Kelly McKinney: “Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's Ukraine: It is the emergency manager's job to provide domain awareness” You don’t need to provide situational awareness; everyone has plenty of that. You need to be providing domain awareness, that is, an understanding of how events halfway across the world interact within their environment and how they could impact you…
Todd DeVoe: “The Key to Successful Leadership” Leadership is hard. It is not about telling people what to do. The job and duty are to help others do their best by demonstrating specific attitudes, behaviors, and skills that inspire and guide others to follow you. As Simon Sinek said, leaders move from being the person responsible for the job to being accountable for the people responsible for doing the job…
The Todd DeVoe Show: Phil Johnson is a highly sought-after business consultant and founder of the Master of Business Leadership (MBL) program credited with helping Fortune 500 company clients Phil's large corporate clients have been the primary beneficiaries of until now his breakthrough approach to mastering business leadership. The Servant Warrior Leader offers advice and a revolutionary approach to success that works.
Business Continuity Today: Understanding and assessing geopolitical risk is more critical today than ever before. It is nearly impossible to remove a company from the global economy and supply chain today. Issues in one part of the world will impact every sector of business. The crisis-management teams have moved from “nice to have” to “need to have.”