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Risk to the Power Grid 2022
Uncategorized

Summer 2022 Power Outage Risk

Summer 2022 power outage risk increase As we move into Summer 2022, industry experts are telling us to prepare for power outage risk. In the US, we’ve experienced the impact of a statewide outage in Washington state, winter storm Uri in Texas (2021), the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, and the devastating Dixie Fire in California

Resilience Agility
Business Continuity Management

Lessons Learned from the Road

Future BCM and Resilience techniques may change Many of us were road warriors before the pandemic, and I want to share my recent lessons learned from the road. Before COVID-19, I often traveled to conduct crisis exercises and business impact analyses. My work took me outside the country and across the nation. Meeting people on-site

ISO 22361
crisis management

ISO for Crisis Management

What I know so far An ISO for crisis management is in development and in the “enquiry” draft stage. ISO is the leading organization that provides guidelines for business operations across industries as a refresher. According to its website, they are an independent, nongovernmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies. It

Grieving for the victims
resilience

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

Women In Resilience Feature
business continuity

BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week Feature

Featured in the BCI’s Business Continuity Awareness Week This year’s BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week feature contains a piece I co-authored. I am excited to share that the article on The Hybrid World was published this week. It results from a collaboration with the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Women In Resilience (WiR) group. Working with

The Big Bad Wolf Crisis
crisis management

Crisis and the Big Bad Wolf

Watch out for the wolves Regardless of the worldwide events, we need to continue to plan for crisis and the big bad wolf, the high-risk events that can cripple organizations. As much as COVID continues to be a threat and the war in Ukraine dominates the news, businesses need to continue to plan for worst-case

Co-workers In Office After the Pandemic
Business Resilience

Workforce Resilience Post-COVID

You are here Let’s take a look at workforce resilience post-COVID. Lately, the service industry is buzzing about considerations for employees’ return to the office. Now that the pandemic is mostly de-escalating globally, leadership signals a return to business. Most organizations remained profitable through the pandemic due to strategic decisions and a dedicated workforce. Yes,

Resiliency in Motion
Organizational Resilience

Real Resilience

Resilience is more than a buzzword Real resilience is taking hold in the business lexicon. The study of resilience is over 40 years old. First, the research focused on children, and later on individuals. The concept blossomed to study families, with a natural progression to communities and cultures. Now, specialized groups, like Aboriginals and even

Resilient Leadership
resilience

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

Top five lessons learned for resilience 2022
disaster resilience

Top Five Disasters

Top 5 disasters that influence resilience The top five disasters that influence resilience practice are easy to call out. Crisis events that will impact resilience have widespread economic and sociopolitical overtones. Interconnectedness is the theme that comes to mind as I write this. Each of my picks highlights the global aspect of today’s business environment.

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