Article Out Loud - Executive Function: The Crisis Leader’s Edge in a High-Pressure World

Full article by Kim Guevara, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.

In this featured article, the founder and CEO of Mozaik Solutions applies the concept of Executive Function to crisis leadership roles. By understanding how the brain works and the role that executive function plays, crisis leaders can be better equipped to make tough decisions and lead effectively under the toughest pressures.

Listen to expert insights on how to manage mental processes and reduce stress in a fast-paced and complex environment.

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Kim Guevara

Kim Guevara, MA, is the founder and CEO of Mozaik Solutions. She has 25 years of experience in emergency management, homeland security, and development. She has provided services to all levels of government, the U.S. military, and the private and non-profit sectors. She is known for building and enhancing emergency and crisis management programs and stakeholder engagement. Her executive experience includes leadership for change management and business transformation initiatives to improve employee morale, talent recruitment, and retention. She has significant international experience in telemedicine and humanitarian development and led and supported initiatives and efforts in Southwest Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She is the co-creator of the Crisis Athlete™ program, which leverages a unique blend of neuroscience, emotional intelligence, performance coaching, sports and industrial/organizational psychology, and other disciplines to foster resilience and peak performance. She is a significant contributor and author of the groundbreaking study on the unique stressors and organizational challenges in emergency management published in the Journal of Emergency Management in October 2023.



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