Did this video help you understand how you could help in a natural disaster?

Discussion Activity 4: O’Neill Sisters Take Action

The provided TEDtalks video highlights the story of two sisters from Boston who stepped up to create order after a freak tornado hit their hometown.  Watch the provided video and respond.

Caitria + Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster

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  • Given what you have learned thus far in this class, how did the O’Neill sisters do in their post crisis response?
  • Did this video help you understand how you could help in a natural disaster?
  • What lessons can be applied to corporate crisis management from their story?
  • Declaring order and taking a leadership role during a crisis where no crisis team or plan is in place is not easy. Do you think their assumption of leadership is something that can be done during a corporate crisis where no team or plan is in place?
  • Are there ways in which we could all do better job of preparing for potential disasters in our community?
  • Can you think of other organizational crisis that have taken place ether in the real world or on tv/in movies that reminded you of the O’Neill sister’s leadership during their crisis?

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