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be a (something) in the making

To be likely to become a particular thing. She's the best actress in the school, so I think she's a Hollywood star in the making. The fact that those reports aren't ready yet is a disaster in the making.
See also: making

crisis actor

1. Someone who portrays a victim in a training drill for emergency personnel, such as firefighters and EMTs. I volunteered to be a crisis actor at my local hospital's disaster drill.
2. conspiracy theory Someone who impersonates a victim of a tragic incident, typically a mass shooting, that has been staged. The concept originated with conspiracy theorists who claim that such actors are employed by governments or secret organizations attempting to stage such incidents to gain support for a particular agenda. The term gained widespread attention when some survivors of the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were claimed to be crisis actors by conspiracy theorists in the aftermath of the shooting. Can you believe that some people think the Parkland kids were crisis actors paid to be there to further the liberal agenda on gun control? How sick is that?
See also: actor, crisis

opioid crisis

A public health crisis in the United States and Canada involving a sharp increase in the use of, addiction to, and overdoses from opioid drugs, especially since 2015 (although the trend is traced to the late 1990s). Opioids, typically used as prescription painkillers, include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as heroin, which is illegal. Ingesting high doses of opioids can cause respiratory failure and death. Also known as the "opioid epidemic." The opioid crisis has led to a staggering number of deaths in a short period of time.
See also: crisis, opioid

midlife crisis

A time of psychological anxiety that some individuals experience during their middle years. It can affect both men and women. In men, it sometimes takes the form of buying an expensive sports car or other equipment that emphasizes their youthfulness or fantasizing about beautiful young girls. Women may go on crash diets or undergo plastic surgery to regain a more youthful appearance. When the author’s son-in-law turned fifty, his wife reported that his midlife crisis involved looking for a bigger and better house, an unrealistic choice since their children were already enrolled in local schools. The term has also been transferred to institutions, countries, almost anything. An article by Russell Garland had, “Venture capital is having a midlife crisis. . . . The venture community in Silicon Valley is showing signs of middle age, moving more slowly and cautiously than before. . . .” (Wall Street Journal blog, July 23, 2010).
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During a crisis, both organization and general public associated with the organization create crisis communication.
While the integration of social web and the internet into crisis communication is discussed intensively, the effect of crisis response strategies; information and sympathy via organizational spokesperson and a user-generated source has not yet been analyzed experimentally.
You need to have their full support as well as the cooperation of your management and employees to work as one if challenged by a crisis.
Social media has changed what constitutes a crisis.
One of the biggest common problems that can increase the seriousness of this event mismanagement of resources (human, financial, material) in times of crisis.
A crisis is a crucial moment in the lives of individuals, groups, and populations, which marks a break in continuity and uncertainty as to the evolution of events characterized by a paroxysm of contradictions and uncertainties, which can produce explosions of violence or revolt.
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This is a key national issue that requires thorough coordination and cooperation between all bodies in order to implement an urgent and flawless media plan for times of crisis and disaster.
Sellnow and Seeger concisely articulate the function of theory, theory building, and critique as a foundation for the remainder of the book, which in subsequent, stand-alone chapters, catalogues theories that can be used to understand crisis communication.
On occasion, this is adequate, but more often, crisis procrastination exacerbates the problem and may lead to repeats in the future.
Specific student learning outcomes require candidates to be able to engage in crisis intervention; assess and manage suicide risk; screen for other high-risk indicators; and distinguish between pathological and normal reactions to crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events.
The most common mistake leaders make is to have no plan or template to follow before, during or even after a crisis occurs.
Gunning explains the crisis by focusing on "incentive divergence," attributing the crisis to the incentive divergence (1) that exists under normal conditions in an otherwise pure market economy and (2) that is introduced by the regulation of financial intermediation, the manipulation of money, and other regulations related to the monetary system and monetary policy.
In Chapter 2, "Outline for an Ongoing Approach to Crisis Management," different models for the crisis management process are discussed in brief detail.
How well you survive will depend on how prepared you are before the crisis hits.