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Resilience In Action
Exercise

Importance of Exercises to Resilience

The value of exercising for resilience For this blog, I’m sharing the importance of exercises for Resilience and why the effort aids in crisis prevention and mitigation. If you are in the profession, you know that an exercise component is one of the foundational elements of Resilience or a Business Continuity Management program. So, I

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

Sadness Can Be Helpful
resilience

Feeling Blue Is Good for You

Feeling sad is okay; depression is serious Feeling blue is good for you. It’s a bold statement but stick with me. We can’t all be happy twenty-four-seven, and in fact, some mood swings are natural and necessary in life. It lets us know that we are living and still in the game. To my mind,

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

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

Operational Sustainability
Operational Resilience

Operational Resilience Webinar

A few weeks ago, I participated in an Operational Resilience webinar. So, I had the pleasure of joining a panel with two of my Resilience Think Tank co-founders, Mark Hoffman and Lisa Jones. Clear Risk, a growing leader in risk management software, hosted our panel discussion. Below, I invite you to watch the replay if you

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

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

Business people thinking about disaster planning
business disaster planning

Why Businesses Fail At Disaster Planning

A lack of disaster regulations for businesses Keeping pace with new regulations is challenging. Not having them can sometimes be worse. Unless you are familiar with disaster planning, it unlikely that you know what the laws are. Countries outside of the US have business disaster regulations in place. Today, the US does not. Regardless of

Disaster Empire
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