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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

The Reason to Thrive
resilience

A Climate of Change and Why Resilience Matters

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

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

Risk Management and Unexpected Events
risk management

Risk and Snow Leopards

Are you really managing risk? It’s interesting to think about the intersection between Risk and Snow Leopards and the importance of understanding risk but being prepared for any event. I caught Alex Fullick’s Preparing for the Unexpected webcast with Tony Thornton discussing IPEC Risks & Risk Management this week. Tony Thorton defines IPEC as an

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

Redundant Storm Planning
resilience

Surviving a Nor’easter with Redundant Planning

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

Cultural Awareness Success
Disaster Response

Cultural Awareness in Disaster Response

June 2020 The importance of cultural awareness It is essential to be mindful of cultural awareness in disaster response.  As disaster professionals, it is optimal to align with the needs of the community.  Race and culture are hot button issues in our world today.  In the United States, we are experiencing turmoil similar to the

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 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

Disaster Empire
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