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Happy Employee Working Remote
Business Resilience

Is Working From Home A Business Risk

Malcolm Gladwell’s viral podcast As the pandemic continues to impact us globally, we must ask if working from home is a business risk. Recorded COVID deaths are at 6.4 million today. So, I paused when I saw Malcolm Gladwell: Working From Home Is Destroying Us! podcast go viral on LinkedIn over the past week. Gladwell

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

Women's Networking
resilience

What Resilient Women Do

Women supporting each other What resilient women do is on my mind at the moment. My participation inspired me in last week’s BCI WiR USA Chapter panel discussion on Women’s Experience in Business Resilience at All Career Stages. I hope you connect with the Women in Resilience (WiR) group. Otherwise, I anticipate you will ally

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

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

Confused businesswoman
disaster resilience

What is Disaster Resilience?

What is resilience anyway? I describe the benefits of disaster resilience quite often to others in my line of work. Recently, I was in a meeting prepping someone for a workshop on resilience, and I learned that their perception of it is different from mine. It got me to thinking that it would be an

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

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

Man considering business continuity vs crisis management
crisis management

Business Continuity vs. Crisis Management

Business Continuity and Crisis Management are often confused as the same thing Recently, I have run across an interesting problem. It’s something that came up recently, and I want to share it with you.  People around me are taking opposing views about whether business continuity and crisis management are the same things or not.  One

Disaster Empire
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