Tag: crisis response

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 Worker Resilience
risk management

Promoting Operational Resilience for Remote Workers

Continuing the work-from-home risk discussion In this five-part mini-series, I covered topics of safety and security risks, but this blog discusses promoting operational resilience for remote workers. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I have covered the topic of Operational Resilience (OpRes) for some time. The regulatory definition of

Happy Employee Working Remote
Business Resilience

Is Working From Home A Business Risk

Malcolm Gladwell’s viral podcast As the pandemic continues to impact us globally, we must ask if working from home is a business risk. Recorded COVID deaths are at 6.4 million today. So, I paused when I saw Malcolm Gladwell: Working From Home Is Destroying Us! podcast go viral on LinkedIn over the past week. Gladwell

Workforce Planning & Preparedness
Business Resilience Preparedness

Resilient Workforce Planning

Now and into the future Resilient workforce planning must be part of organizational efforts to develop overall plasticity. People make up an organization, and their talent keeps operations running. Yes, we can argue over whether individual people matter, but on the whole, any successful company requires a dedicated workforce to run day-to-day operations. More than

Resilient Programming for Remote and Hybrid
Employee Resilience

Working Resiliently Remotely

Is working from home the new normal? There’s no doubt about it; working resiliently remotely is a learned skill. Like me, you are observing the seismic shift of corporations learning to enable most of their workforce to work from home. Also, like me, as a resilience professional, you are considering the impact of this change

The Reason to Thrive
resilience

A Climate of Change and Why Resilience Matters

May you live in interesting times Living through a climate of change and why resilience matters is the subject of my latest blog. May you live in interesting times is an English expression often misrepresented as a Chinese curse. Attributed to Sir Austen Chamberlain, his quote was: “It is not so long ago that a

Business Continuity Management Certifications
Business Continuity Certification

What Are Business Continuity Certifications?

How to get Business Continuity Certified What are Business Continuity certifications? If you are getting started as a professional or getting credentialed to supplement your experience, this blog is for you. Or this is helpful if you are transitioning into a business continuity role. This week, I talked to a colleague who is interested in

What Success Looks Like
Business Resilience

What Resiliency Success Measures Look Like

Why measure at all? This blog provides insights into understanding what resiliency success measures look like. Earlier this summer, Kenton Friesen gave us a measuring program maturity masterclass. It’s worth reading his articles, Measuring The Maturity Of Your Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program, Parts I and II. My Road to Resilience series outlines how to

Value of Business Continuity to Resilience
Business Continuity Management

The Value of Business Continuity

Business continuity and resilience Read on if you wonder how Business Continuity Management (BCM) contributes to a resilience program. The value of business continuity is how it supports sustained operational activity and rapid recovery from interruptions. Following my blog, you know I come from a continuity background. Specifically, my area of focus is on business

The Courage to be Disliked Review
Business Continuity Management

The Courage to be Disliked

Disaster Empire book review The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga is an international bestseller that’s sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. A phenomenon in its native Japan, reading this book could change your life. The book summaries Alfred Adler, a medical doctor, psychotherapist, and individual psychology school founder’s work. It

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