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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

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

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

Resilience Educational Opportunities
resilience

Conferences and Resilience Resources

Introduction When a professional is new or transitioning into the discipline, it is helpful to understand what conferences and resilience resources are available. Engagement in ongoing education and developing your skills is vital to success in any professional discipline. In What Are Business Continuity Certifications? I recommended that one option for BCM practitioners is to

Disaster Empire
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