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First review of crisis management standard
crisis management

Is ISO 22361:2022 CM Worthwhile?

The new crisis management ISO is here. In October, the International Standards Organization (ISO) published its first crisis management standalone guidance, prompting me to wonder: is ISO 22361:2022 CM worthwhile? So far, we know that “This document guides crisis management to help organizations plan, establish, maintain, review and continually improve a strategic crisis management capability.”

Incident Response Tools
crisis management

Do you have resources to manage a crisis?

It’s the seaons of giving Do you have resources to manage a crisis? As program leaders, we often seek reliable resources to manage a crisis. Since we are heading into the holiday season in the United States, I want to kick off the season right. It’s time to be thankful and appreciative. So, I thought

Making the BCM Business Case
Business Continuity Management

Is BCM a Sham?

BCM gets a bad rap Is BCM a sham? You likely had a similar experience. You are in a meeting with an executive or mid-level manager. After providing a kick-off presentation or results report, you get a question about why Business Continuity Management (BCM) is necessary to the company. Of course, this is when having

Disaster Empire video blog
disaster resilience

What Disaster Empire Quick Views Is

Doubling-down on the Disaster Empire mission Some of you have asked what Disaster Empire Quick Views is. Over the past year, I reflected on why I launched the blog. Back in 2019, I had the idea to provide an opportunity to share and connect the great work of practitioners worldwide. I was learning so much

Pandemic Safety Protocols
Business Continuity Management

Is your Company Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Are we really prepared for another pandemic? Is your company ready for the next pandemic? COVID appears to be winding down into an endemic stage, and most businesses are relaxing their safety protocols. I discussed this in my What To Expect Next Year In 2022 blog. Yet, watchful public health and continuity teams continue to

Be Illuminated For Change
Resilience Professional Skill-building

Unlearn Lumière’s Law

What is Lumiere’s Law? If you’ve clicked on this post, you probably wonder what I mean by unlearning Lumière’s Law. Get ready, folks, because this is another reference to Jeff Shannon’s book, Hard Work Is Not Enough. If you haven’t read it, I discussed it in What Executive Presence Is, The Problem With Multitasking, and

Hurricane Ian's Lessons for Resilience Professionals
disaster recovery

Recovery and Resilience

Hurricane Ian’s lesson in resilience Over the past week, Hurricane Ian slammed into the Caribbean, Cuba, then the Southern US reminding us of the importance of recovery and resilience. Experts are already ranking it among the top storms in United States history. As the storm moved northwards up the coast, millions were without electricity in

A Woman Overwhelmed by Work
resilience

The Problem With Multitasking

The problem with multitasking The problem with multitasking is that, in the end, you end up not being able to focus on any one thing well. Author Jeff Shannon wrote a book I referenced in my blog, 911 Is Not Showing Up. He shared that an issue with many of today’s workers is leveraging multitasking

When Disasters Overwhelm First Responders
Leadership Resilience

911 Is Not Showing Up

Leading through a catastrophic crisis There’s a lesson that every emergency and crisis manager learns about disaster response; that’s the realization that 911 is not showing up. It’s not an expectation but a realization of two things: In an actual down situation, you can’t expect the first responders (911) to be around to help. When

Remote Employee Wellbeing
risk management

Promoting Employee Resilience for Remote Workers

The importance of employee resilience Today, I am sharning the final installment of this mini-series focused on promoting employee resilience for remote workers. In this series, I have been sharing risks associated with working remotely. When I describe working remotely, I refer mainly to employees at home. Or they are employees with sales or recruiting

Disaster Empire
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