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Rise to the Occasion Lessons from the Bingham Canyon Manefay Slide

Rise to the Occasion Lessons from the Bingham Canyon Manefay Slide

Author: Brad Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2017

The story of a crisis of epic proportion and the lessons of leadership, innovation, motivation, and teamwork that effectively saved lives and the mine.Rise to the Occasion tells the dramatic story of the men and women who safely led Utah's 107-year-old Bingham Canyon Mine through the largest mining highwall failure in history. The Manefay failure resulted in 144.4 million tons of rock plummeting more than 2,000 feet and traveling 1.5 miles within 90 seconds-without a single death or injury. The story is told through the eyes of an insider, as the author was brought into the mine just six short weeks before the failure and was a key member of the management team.It's a Story Only He Can Tell. Illustrated with 160 full-color aerial and ground photos, charts, and illustrations, Rise to the Occasion details the unfolding events of the preparation, failure, and recovery efforts in moment-by-moment accounts. The author then leads the reader to valuable lessons that were learned and how to apply these lessons to any organization that faces risks.The reader will learn to manage a crisis or normal operations by:Understanding, measuring, and acting on the greatest risks facing the organization.Creating a culture, based on communication, that inspires dedication, trust, and success.Wearing a Black Hat to challenge thinking that can blind an organization.Setting impossible goals that will not only be met but exceeded.Breaking down silos to improve teamwork and solve problems.Reducing bureaucracy and empowering people to increase innovation and expedite solutions.Using independent experts to provide different points of view and audit the processes.

The Tales of Custard the Dragon

The Tales of Custard the Dragon

Author: Brad Ross, Danny Whitman, Mary Hall Surface Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2009

Based on The Tale of Custard the Dragon and Custard the Dragon and the Wicked night by Ogden Nash. Characters: 4m, 2f with doubling / Family Musical / Unit Set Join Custard the Dragon and his friends as they embark on a musical journey in which a most unlikely hero finds true courage. Based on the whimsical stories by Ogden Nash, this musical tale follows the exploits of young Belinda and her three boastfully brave pets, Mustard the Dog, Ink the Cat, and Blink the Mouse, and one not-so-brave dragon, Custard. Yet when Belinda is confronted first by a fearsome pirate and then a wicked knight, it's Cowardly Custard who comes to the rescue. Audiences will treasure Custard's discovery that you can be brave, even when you are afraid -- Real courage comes from love. Audiences ages 5 and above will delight in this family musical commissioned and originally produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. A masterful musical adaptation of Nash's classic that will delight both the young and the young at heart! - Derek Gordon, Vice-President for Education (92 - 04), Kennedy Center