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CEOs Risk Concerns 2023
Crisis Leadership

The C-Suite’s 2023 Outlook on Crisis Preparedness

What’s on the minds of CEOs this year? The Conference Board shared the C-suite’s 2023 outlook on crisis preparedness on January 25th. Like me, you are probably interested in knowing what is on the executives’ minds. I recommend watching the on-demand webcast and reading the report. It is a window into senior leadership strategy this

Recovery Volunteers After a Disaster
disaster resilience

Thoughts on NOAA Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

News you can use My thoughts on the NOAA Billion-Dollar Weather And Climate Disasters annual report. To provide news, you can use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) report released in early January 2023. The report said that eighteen disasters topped $1 billion in cost ranging from Winter Storm Elliot (Buffalo, NY) to the

Top Catastrophes of the New Year
risk management

Disaster Forecast for 2023

Events I expect in 2023 but stay vigilant Going into the New Year, I expect the Disaster Forecast for 2023 will include some of the same trends in 2022. Although I cannot predict precisely what risks will escalate into disaster territory, I expect that one, if not several, of the main categories outlined below will

Incident Response Tools
crisis management

Do you have resources to manage a crisis?

It’s the seaons of giving Do you have resources to manage a crisis? As program leaders, we often seek reliable resources to manage a crisis. Since we are heading into the holiday season in the United States, I want to kick off the season right. It’s time to be thankful and appreciative. So, I thought

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

Disaster Empire
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