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Surveys Closed!

October 4, 2011


I’ve closed the surveys. Thank you so much to those who helped me get qualified responses! While the respondents have kindly been ticking boxes and so on, I’ve written up my chapter on research methodology.  I couldn’t share any of that while the survey was out there because it might have compromised the study. (Well, […]

One down… :-)

September 22, 2011


I’ve closed the questionnaire for Resilience Departments!  It was the smaller survey, added at the last minute to answer some questions my literature review could not.  I got enough responses to provide the data I need and so it was time to close it so I can download the data.  Hooray! The Organisational Leadership for […]

Getting survey respondents is hard

September 16, 2011


Finding enough people to respond to the survey is proving extremely tricky.  I’m so going for the “convenience” sample option! I’ve sent emails to everyone I know asking them if they’d forward it on to anyone they know who qualifies for each survey.  Every request us accompanied by the qualifying questions; though I can filter […]

Scary time: the point of no return

September 7, 2011


Well.  The questionnaire I was planning to survey for primary research is now two questionnaires.  One is for organisational leaders, and seeks the key findings for my primary research.  The other is for people who work in departments with ‘resilience’ in the title. It never occurred to me that I needed two questionnaires.  But the […]

Linking Crisis Management and Leadership Competencies

August 14, 2011


The first boss from whom I learned enormous amounts (namecheck: Jamie McLean, thank you) taught me that if you want to do something well, work backwards.  Decide what you need something to be/do/achieve so you can produce an output spec.  Then work out what’s needed to achieve the spec.  Sounds simple, right, but so many […]

The problem in reverse

January 12, 2011


My friend Nigel pointed out armies deals with the problem I’m tackling in reverse. During wars, people are promoted based on being able to make fast, effective, strategic decisions that can be implemented quickly. The consequences of which may also expire more quickly than could ever be expected in peacetime. At the end of the […]