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Safety leaders often receive a myriad of technical training for their roles, but one crucial aspect— how to lead people through a crisis — can be overlooked. The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard University strives to change that by offering a crisis leadership training program that prepares safety and security leaders.

To honor National Preparedness Month in September, we are showcasing the incredible work of the NPLI by interviewing Eric McNulty, Associate Director, about what it takes to excel at crisis leadership. Eric is also the author of numerous books and articles on the topic and has spent more than 20 years teaching graduate level courses at Harvard, M.I.T., and other major institutions.

Listen to the episode to learn how safety leaders can:

  • Avoid common mistakes in emergency preparedness
  • Use data to drive decisions and measure success
  • Prevent secondary crises after an emergency
  • Get buy-in and “lead up” with executive leadership

The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.

You can find this interview and many more by following The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or subscribing here.

Eric McNulty, NPLI
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