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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

Summer 2022 Beach Day
resilience

Did A Beach Day Cause A COVID Exposure?

An unexpected potential exposure I was left wondering this week, did a beach day cause a COVID exposure? Anyone who knows me understands that I like to get to the beach a few times each summer. After all, I live a couple of miles away, and it’s a shame not to enjoy the pastime that

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

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

Resilience Program Leader
Business Resilience

Resilience Convergence

Why resilience is the wave of the future Resilience convergence is the future wave because it works to solve problems instead of reacting. We all recognize that preventing issues is far better than addressing damage afterward. In previous blogs, What Resilience Is And Isn’t and Real Resilience, I discussed that the concept mixes regulatory drivers

BCI WiR Career Panel
resilience

Women in Resilience

Resilient women focus of BCI webinar The Business Continuity Institute‘s (BCI) Women in Resilience (WiR) USA Chapter let me moderate a panel yesterday. The talk focused on Women’s Experience in Business Resilience at All Career Stages. It was enjoyable to hear the opinions of such accomplished women. Although we all came from different backgrounds, we

Risk to the Power Grid 2022
Uncategorized

Summer 2022 Power Outage Risk

Summer 2022 power outage risk increase As we move into Summer 2022, industry experts are telling us to prepare for power outage risk. In the US, we’ve experienced the impact of a statewide outage in Washington state, winter storm Uri in Texas (2021), the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, and the devastating Dixie Fire in California

Resilience Agility
Business Continuity Management

Lessons Learned from the Road

Future BCM and Resilience techniques may change Many of us were road warriors before the pandemic, and I want to share my recent lessons learned from the road. Before COVID-19, I often traveled to conduct crisis exercises and business impact analyses. My work took me outside the country and across the nation. Meeting people on-site

Disaster Empire
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