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Boston in black and white
resilience

Women in Resilience Leadership

How I got my start in resilience Women in resilience leadership need increased recognition. Many of you have asked me how I got into business continuity. Like others, I never thought of this as a career in school. Instead, I saw an opportunity to do good and jumped at the chance to impact people’s lives

Business Continuity Resilience Interview
Business Continuity Management

The Resilient Journey Podcast

Check out my chat Mark Hoffman The Resilient Journey podcast recently asked me to sit down for my take on articulating value for business continuity practitioners. The host, Mark Hoffman, is exploring some of the most significant issues facing organizations today. During our chat, I share some valuable tips that resilience professionals can incorporate into

September 11 World Trade Center Tribute
resilience

Twenty Years Post-September 11: A Personal Resilience Journey

A different kind of blog Twenty years post-September 11: a personal resilience journey is a different blog than I usually share. Many will be marking today with anniversary events. Others will memorialize it with a tribute to those fallen or injured in the September 11 Attacks. Today is highly personal, but I am aware that

After the Pandemic
Business Continuity Management

What to expect when COVID ends

Business Continuity after the pandemic Many of us are looking ahead to determine what to expect when COVID ends. In my last blog, The End of Business Continuity As We Know It, I shared why I believe business continuity practice is evolving. Today, I am considering business continuity’s future. No discipline can remain static and

Emergency Go Bags
crisis management

Three Personal Preparedness Tips for Crisis Managers

Walk the walk, talk the talk We all know it is crucial to be ready for emergencies. Below are my top three personal preparedness tips for crisis managers as we continue to respond to COVID-19 and other hazards. In reality, most of the ideas are things anyone can implement. However, as crisis managers, it is

Corporate Unified Incident Response
crisis management

Modern Crisis Management in Corporations

Crisis management after COVID Modern crisis management in corporations should leverage the existing leadership structure. Lessons learned in crisis management during COVID indicate that the emergency management structure of the Incident Command System (ICS) is not a perfect fit for large corporations. Instead, a hybrid approach is more successful. Process owners should continue to provide

Beyond Incident Command System
crisis management

Evolving Crisis Management Post-Covid-19

Continuity Insights webinar I had the honor of joining Don Grennan from Continuity Insights to speak about evolving crisis management post-COVID-19. Webinar Overview: The primary focus of crisis management is implementing a process by which businesses limit damage and respond to incidents. Although many organizations had crisis or pandemic plans in place before the pandemic

COVID Dashboard
business disaster planning

Why Dashboards Are Better Than BCPs

Dashboards are evolved plans Dashboards are better than BCPs in several ways. In my last blog, I discussed why I believe dashboards will replace business continuity plans. Plan documents are an outdated format that no longer has value in today’s fast-paced business world. To help you better understand this idea, I will dig deeper into

Cultural Awareness Success
Disaster Response

Cultural Awareness in Disaster Response

June 2020 The importance of cultural awareness It is essential to be mindful of cultural awareness in disaster response.  As disaster professionals, it is optimal to align with the needs of the community.  Race and culture are hot button issues in our world today.  In the United States, we are experiencing turmoil similar to the

Disaster Empire
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