May you live in interesting times Living through a climate of change and why resilience matters is the subject of my latest blog. May you live in interesting times is an English expression often misrepresented as a Chinese curse. Attributed to Sir Austen Chamberlain, his quote was: “It is not so long ago that a
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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
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
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
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
Returning to the world of in-person meetings Last week, I had the fortune to attend the Disaster Recovery Journal’s (DRJ) 66th Annual Conference, and I am in praise of conferences. It’s been over two years since I traveled, and it felt odd to be back at an in-person event. It was also excellent. Honestly, I
Top 5 disasters that influence resilience The top five disasters that influence resilience practice are easy to call out. Crisis events that will impact resilience have widespread economic and sociopolitical overtones. Interconnectedness is the theme that comes to mind as I write this. Each of my picks highlights the global aspect of today’s business environment.
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
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.
Everday life of a crisis specialist After surviving a nor’easter with redundant planning, I wanted to share with you some lessons learned. You may remember my blog, Three Personal Preparedness Tips For Crisis Managers, where I stressed the importance of home preparedness. Well, this past weekend, I tested my plans. Storm Kenan brought the first