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


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 […]
2 April, 2020

Working from home—Top tips

Working from home? Ethos CRS has put together a list of the tips of how to make the most of working from home during the pandemic. Start the day right Get ready for the day as you normally would. Wake […]
24 March, 2020

The language of emergencies

The Prime Minister has not had a good summer. Transformed in the space of a month into a piñata, he has been much criticised. This is not good because in a democracy we are better served by prime ministers who […]
2 March, 2020

Consciously managing and creating benefit

Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow The Hollow Men, T. S. Eliot   Organisations run projects to achieve … something. Time and resources are spent on projects and project teams. Despite […]
2 March, 2020


In January 2020, sick of being force-fed the idiocies of Sky News Australia that are broadcast non-stop in Qantas lounges, we wrote to Qantas. In the back of our mind was the statement made by Qantas that they recognise human-induced […]
2 March, 2020

Thoughtful public service and Sportsrorts

Reasonable and decent people have cause to be horrified at the unfolding disaster that is Sportsrorts. Millions and millions of taxpayer dollars spent according to sly and crooked criteria and a process that defines bad faith administration. Ministers and ministerial […]
2 March, 2020

Footballs, meat pies, kangaroos, no Holden cars

In a statement made on 17 February 2020, General Motors said that it is: taking decisive action to transform its international operations, building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, drive significant cost […]
5 February, 2020

The summer of our discontents

Now is the summer of our discontents made inglorious by … bushfires, hailstorms, choking smoke, record high temperatures and climate change. And the challenge for governments is how best to respond. In the face of an emergency, a good government […]
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