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Emotional Truama
Employee Resilience

Emotional First Aid for Employees

It began with shell shock In this blog, I share emotional first aid for employees and why psychological techniques are translatable to the workplace. But first, let’s talk about shell shock. During World War II, soldiers first coined the phenomenon to describe extreme fatigue, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and impaired sight and hearing they experienced on

Co-workers In Office After the Pandemic
Business Resilience

Workforce Resilience Post-COVID

You are here Let’s take a look at workforce resilience post-COVID. Lately, the service industry is buzzing about considerations for employees’ return to the office. Now that the pandemic is mostly de-escalating globally, leadership signals a return to business. Most organizations remained profitable through the pandemic due to strategic decisions and a dedicated workforce. Yes,

Recovery from War
resilience

Recovering from Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russia and Ukraine aftermath Recovering from civil unrest & incursions is a daunting task. As I’m writing this, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is ongoing. No one knows what direction this event will take, which has stunned the world. It is a lesson for resilience practitioners to create a program framework nimble enough to

Crisis Response Ukraine
resilience

Responding to Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russia and Ukraine conflict Responding to civil unrest & incursions is a growing risk globally. Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk and strategic firm out of Bath, England, identified in 2020 that according to their Civil Unrest Index Projections, 75 countries will likely experience an increase in protests by late 2022. The conflict in Ukraine has

Russia Ukraine Conflict
resilience

Preparing for Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russian and Ukraine escalation Preparing for civil unrest & incursions is a reality for resilience professionals. Community agitation incidents are now the norm, whether from COVID-related protests, civil disobedience, or politically motivated riots. Tensions are escalating on the Russian-Ukrainian border this month. Many expect that an invasion of Russian forces into Ukrainian territory is imminent.

Resilience Program Evaluation
resilience

Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements

Part 6 Road to Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements Full circle on reslience program adminstration In the final part of the Road to Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements, I will share insights for evaluating resilience programs. So far, we’ve reviewed crafting a vision, strategy, and program requirements. Here, we will close the series

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

COVID-19 Emergency Response
Crisis Response

COVID-19 Crisis Response Leadership

Success or failure aligned with leadership How well people in leadership roles are reacting to the pandemic is already being debated.  Having effective COVID-19 crisis response leadership is vital. As part of the debrief on what went well and what did not, it is natural to look at how well leaders did. As many of

Emergency Manager
Self-care

Self-care for Disaster Professionals

My self-care success in 2019 Self-care and self-help books, classes, and online gurus are everywhere. We all know the importance of fitness, eating right, and taking care of ourselves. I am guessing that, like me, you have tried and sometimes failed to maintain a healthy diet and workout routine. Sticking to a wellness plan can

disaster recovery

Ten Inspirational Ted Talks for Disaster Professionals

Ten Inspirational Ted Talks for Disaster Professionals Top 10 List There is nothing natural about disaster – Rohini Swaminathan Smart Disaster Recovery – Chamutal Afek Eitam All disasters are preventable – Muralee Thummarukudy Disaster recovery – a growth industry? Toby Russell From disaster response to disaster prevention – Rachel Kyte An ingenious solution for aid

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