Michael Brown on resilience

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Companies from Northrop Grumman to the Los Angeles Public Health Department, The Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org), Macy’s, and nonprofit trade associations such as the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association & the In-Plant Printing Association have had Michael speak to them about crisis management and resilience. Michael has spoken on cybersecurity in the Middle East, and on homeland security issues throughout Europe and Asia.



Do you know how to make yourself resilient? Do you know how to create and maintain a resilient organization? I do, and can show you, your employees, your partners, vendors, all of those around you how to draw on a well of resilience that exists in each of us. Resilience will empower you, your organization, your employees and those around you to thrive even when you think that’s impossible.

Resilience will also prepare you for that moment that most people believe will never come – that moment, either personally or professionally, when resilience is the only thing that will bring out the other side a stronger, better leader, person, organization.


Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Brown — infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a “heckuva job” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — tells his side of the response to one of the greatest natural disasters to occur in the United States. Without making excuses for anyone, least of all the President of the United States or himself, Brown describes in detail what ultimately turned out to be the largest federal response to a natural disaster in U.S. history.