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2 June, 2020

Imagining the future

Of all the things we know to be true we know that we are going to die. What we do not know for certain is when. We also do not know precisely how human genius will counter the damage done […]
5 May, 2020

Staff spotlight—Norman

Name: Norman Weir Age: 6 years old by human time or 42 years old by dog time. Job: Chief Working from Home Officer Favourite food: I love all foods! I have a diverse and mature palate. My absolute favourite food […]
5 May, 2020

Leadership in dynamic and troubling times

  The Cruel Sea is the name of a fantastic Australian band headed up by Tex Perkins. It’s also the name of a novel by Nicholas Monsarrat that was first published in 1951. This cruel sea is the story of […]
5 May, 2020

Coming your way…webinars

We’ve mentioned, Ethos CRS can produce webinars for your organisation or team. And coming this month, we’ll be hosting a webinar on the topic of Imagining the future—Policy challenges in a COVID-19 world. This will be a panel discussion hosted […]
5 May, 2020

For goodness sake, use verbs

  If you want to write clearly, then use verbs. Real ones. Don’t make them up: Impact is not a verb. Incentivise is not a verb. Action is not a verb. And, for goodness sake, signalise is not a verb. […]
5 May, 2020

Blackwhite—May

The President of the United States is a contagion, contaminating all that he touches. He makes the truth sickly and weak. He lies with abandon. He corrupts good people. He undermines important institutions that ensure the health of a democracy. […]
5 May, 2020

Top tips—working from home for six weeks

After working from home for six weeks, we’ve all learnt so much. Here are the standouts: Replace your commute to work with a start routine. Something that helps your brain engage with the challenge of another workday. Resist the lure […]
6 April, 2020

Death, policy and difficult choices

Somewhere, in a bunker, Death is running simulations. In this grim work, it is opposed by a team of public servants who must advise the government on what, at this time, a good government should do. Sort of red team/blue […]
2 April, 2020

Update on virtual deliveries

We’re moving to deliver content in a virtual environment and focusing on the essentials: Effective writing as a professional Communicating in a virtual environment Media and presentation skills for crisis managers Mental strength, resilience and performance for managers Protecting teams […]
2 April, 2020

Ethos CRS can support you at home

We know three things. The first thing is that we are all working remotely. We are all working quickly to solve new problems. Finally, all of us, teams and managers alike, are all working under professional and personal pressure. We […]
2 April, 2020

In times of deepest trouble

The United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 outlined the principles and practical tools of crisis and emergency communication. CDCP articulated six principles of crisis communications: Be first: Crises are time-sensitive. Communicating information quickly is almost always […]
2 April, 2020

Blackwhite—April

The world is sometimes an amazing place. The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has been commenting regularly on Covid-19. Most of the comments below were put together by @StacyLoveLife on Twitter, and Harry Stevens and Shelly […]
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