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Be Illuminated For Change
Resilience Professional Skill-building

Unlearn Lumière’s Law

What is Lumiere’s Law? If you’ve clicked on this post, you probably wonder what I mean by unlearning Lumière’s Law. Get ready, folks, because this is another reference to Jeff Shannon’s book, Hard Work Is Not Enough. If you haven’t read it, I discussed it in What Executive Presence Is, The Problem With Multitasking, and

Hurricane Ian's Lessons for Resilience Professionals
disaster recovery

Recovery and Resilience

Hurricane Ian’s lesson in resilience Over the past week, Hurricane Ian slammed into the Caribbean, Cuba, then the Southern US reminding us of the importance of recovery and resilience. Experts are already ranking it among the top storms in United States history. As the storm moved northwards up the coast, millions were without electricity in

Risk and Resilience Racers
risk management

Resilience and Risk Advantage

The value of lifelong learning Recently, I had the fortune to attend a course that got me thinking about resilience and risk advantage. Amazingly, it was my first focused risk management training. Offered through Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), Risk Management for the Business Continuity Professional provided an opportunity to establish a knowledge base. Industry

A Woman Overwhelmed by Work
resilience

The Problem With Multitasking

The problem with multitasking The problem with multitasking is that, in the end, you end up not being able to focus on any one thing well. Author Jeff Shannon wrote a book I referenced in my blog, 911 Is Not Showing Up. He shared that an issue with many of today’s workers is leveraging multitasking

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 Employee Wellbeing
risk management

Promoting Employee Resilience for Remote Workers

The importance of employee resilience Today, I am sharning the final installment of this mini-series focused on promoting employee resilience for remote workers. In this series, I have been sharing risks associated with working remotely. When I describe working remotely, I refer mainly to employees at home. Or they are employees with sales or recruiting

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

Climate Risk Business Continuity Institute Interview
Business Continuity Management

The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk

I was interviewed by the BCI in August 2022 Recently, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) interviewed me about The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk. They provided me with an opportunity to speak about the evolving role of Business Continuity (BC) professionals as it relates to environmental management and sustainability. The BCI’s Extreme

Traveling Security Practices
risk management

Promoting Security Resilience for Remote Workers

Encouraging security resilience Promoting security resilience for remote workers is vital to employee health and reducing business risk. In the second targeted installment of this Remote Work Risk series, I’m sharing guidance on how to keep your workforce secure. In the first focused blog, I started by addressing safety. And, of course, some of these

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