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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

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

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

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