Category: resilience

BCI WiR Career Panel
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Women in Resilience

Resilient women focus of BCI webinar The Business Continuity Institute‘s (BCI) Women in Resilience (WiR) USA Chapter let me moderate a panel yesterday. The talk focused on Women’s Experience in Business Resilience at All Career Stages. It was enjoyable to hear the opinions of such accomplished women. Although we all came from different backgrounds, we

Grieving for the victims
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When Resilience Fails

Another mass shooting event this week What do we do when resilience fails? Or maybe, more accurately, it is not nurtured. Like you, I grieve over the multiple shooting events in the US over the past few weeks. On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United

Sadness Can Be Helpful
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Feeling Blue Is Good for You

Feeling sad is okay; depression is serious Feeling blue is good for you. It’s a bold statement but stick with me. We can’t all be happy twenty-four-seven, and in fact, some mood swings are natural and necessary in life. It lets us know that we are living and still in the game. To my mind,

Resilient Thinking
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Ideas Matter

Resilience as an idea As I considered another long day, it popped into my head that ideas matter. I’m sure you’ve had these days, too. You are also probably wondering why I am focusing on a pretty basic topic. Honestly, it seems at times that we need to go back to fundamentals to get a

Resilient Program Design
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Resilience Program Design

What program design is What makes good program design? Let’s discuss what constitutes effective resilience program design. I wrote about the importance of program governance in a recent post. In my Resilience series, I covered the topics of visioning, strategy, evaluation, program planning, requirements, metrics, and measurements. I am biased, but I recommend you review

Resilience Connectedness
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Resilience Program Pillars

Resilience integration across a business Many of you have asked what I view as resilience program pillars. Although I never pretend to have all the answers, I am a subject matter expert in my field. I say this because we are in a time when resilience is evolving. I’ve spoken on Operational Resilience multiple times,

Resilient Leadership
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Resilience Agility

The future is now Agility is a term that we hear associated with technology. The concept of agility in IT and business is an approach of short sprints to achieve a goal. The keys are adaptability, focused teamwork, and achieving outcomes. Those who consider it a mindset and not a switch are dead-on. However, resilience

Disaster Recovery Journal Conference Spring 2022
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In Praise of Conferences

Returning to the world of in-person meetings Last week, I had the fortune to attend the Disaster Recovery Journal’s (DRJ) 66th Annual Conference, and I am in praise of conferences. It’s been over two years since I traveled, and it felt odd to be back at an in-person event. It was also excellent. Honestly, I

Board of Directors conference room
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Resilience Program Governance

Governance is a program’s backbone Resilience program governance is not mentioned much by practitioners beyond ISO or regulatory standards. However, it is the backbone of any agile program. Success for any resilience program relies on a solid framework. Any program without it will eventually fail, lacking meaningful executive buy-in. Strong governance keeps the framework on

Recovery from War
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Recovering from Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russia and Ukraine aftermath Recovering from civil unrest & incursions is a daunting task. As I’m writing this, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is ongoing. No one knows what direction this event will take, which has stunned the world. It is a lesson for resilience practitioners to create a program framework nimble enough to

Disaster Empire
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