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disaster resilience

What Disaster Empire Quick Views Is

Doubling-down on the Disaster Empire mission Some of you have asked what Disaster Empire Quick Views is. Over the past year, I reflected on why I launched the blog. Back in 2019, I had the idea to provide an opportunity to share and connect the great work of practitioners worldwide. I was learning so much

Be Illuminated For Change
Resilience Professional Skill-building

Unlearn Lumière’s Law

What is Lumiere’s Law? If you’ve clicked on this post, you probably wonder what I mean by unlearning Lumière’s Law. Get ready, folks, because this is another reference to Jeff Shannon’s book, Hard Work Is Not Enough. If you haven’t read it, I discussed it in What Executive Presence Is, The Problem With Multitasking, and

Hurricane Ian's Lessons for Resilience Professionals
disaster recovery

Recovery and Resilience

Hurricane Ian’s lesson in resilience Over the past week, Hurricane Ian slammed into the Caribbean, Cuba, then the Southern US reminding us of the importance of recovery and resilience. Experts are already ranking it among the top storms in United States history. As the storm moved northwards up the coast, millions were without electricity in

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

When Disasters Overwhelm First Responders
Leadership Resilience

911 Is Not Showing Up

Leading through a catastrophic crisis There’s a lesson that every emergency and crisis manager learns about disaster response; that’s the realization that 911 is not showing up. It’s not an expectation but a realization of two things: In an actual down situation, you can’t expect the first responders (911) to be around to help. When

Remote Employee Wellbeing
risk management

Promoting Employee Resilience for Remote Workers

The importance of employee resilience Today, I am sharning the final installment of this mini-series focused on promoting employee resilience for remote workers. In this series, I have been sharing risks associated with working remotely. When I describe working remotely, I refer mainly to employees at home. Or they are employees with sales or recruiting

Remote Worker Resilience
risk management

Promoting Operational Resilience for Remote Workers

Continuing the work-from-home risk discussion In this five-part mini-series, I covered topics of safety and security risks, but this blog discusses promoting operational resilience for remote workers. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I have covered the topic of Operational Resilience (OpRes) for some time. The regulatory definition of

Summer 2022 Beach Day
resilience

Did A Beach Day Cause A COVID Exposure?

An unexpected potential exposure I was left wondering this week, did a beach day cause a COVID exposure? Anyone who knows me understands that I like to get to the beach a few times each summer. After all, I live a couple of miles away, and it’s a shame not to enjoy the pastime that

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

Workforce Planning & Preparedness
Business Resilience Preparedness

Resilient Workforce Planning

Now and into the future Resilient workforce planning must be part of organizational efforts to develop overall plasticity. People make up an organization, and their talent keeps operations running. Yes, we can argue over whether individual people matter, but on the whole, any successful company requires a dedicated workforce to run day-to-day operations. More than

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