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Resilience Officer Winter Risk Assessment
risk management

Should You Worry About Winter Power Outages?

Are winter power outages going to be a threat? Should you worry about winter power outages? Like me, you are concerned about what the upcoming winter in the Northern Hemisphere will bring. It’s not only a problem for half the globe; all of us are at risk. First, there is the instability caused by the

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

Making the BCM Business Case
Business Continuity Management

Is BCM a Sham?

BCM gets a bad rap Is BCM a sham? You likely had a similar experience. You are in a meeting with an executive or mid-level manager. After providing a kick-off presentation or results report, you get a question about why Business Continuity Management (BCM) is necessary to the company. Of course, this is when having

Pandemic Safety Protocols
Business Continuity Management

Is your Company Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Are we really prepared for another pandemic? Is your company ready for the next pandemic? COVID appears to be winding down into an endemic stage, and most businesses are relaxing their safety protocols. I discussed this in my What To Expect Next Year In 2022 blog. Yet, watchful public health and continuity teams continue to

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

Risk and Resilience Racers
risk management

Resilience and Risk Advantage

The value of lifelong learning Recently, I had the fortune to attend a course that got me thinking about resilience and risk advantage. Amazingly, it was my first focused risk management training. Offered through Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), Risk Management for the Business Continuity Professional provided an opportunity to establish a knowledge base. Industry

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

Climate Risk Business Continuity Institute Interview
Business Continuity Management

The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk

I was interviewed by the BCI in August 2022 Recently, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) interviewed me about The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk. They provided me with an opportunity to speak about the evolving role of Business Continuity (BC) professionals as it relates to environmental management and sustainability. The BCI’s Extreme

Disaster Empire
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