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Is Bus. Continuity Really Becoming More Strategic? (w/ Luke Bird)

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Is Bus. Continuity Really Becoming More Strategic? (w/ Luke Bird)

Join me June 16, 2022 at 1pm EST! (Business Channel)

Business Continuity – is it strategic? That’s the question award-winning and globally recognized BCM industry professional, Luke Bird, asks in the recently published article “Is Business Continuity Really Becoming More Strategic”? Luke talks about the difference between strategic thinkers, and the traditional approach of being a ‘doer’.

In this episode we talk about:

a) Is Business Continuity becoming more strategic?

b) The difference between strategic and tactical thinking/acting

c) Strategic skills

d) A BCM voice at the boardroom table (Getting a voice heard, and how it usually ends up unfolding)

e) Aligning activities to Leadership (Mission, Vision, Values)

f) The BCI Global Report – The Future of Business Continuity (the report that started Luke’s Strategic’ line of thinking), and

g) What BCM professionals can do to start thinking strategically.

In the final segment, we touch on a subject important to Luke – Mental Health and Wellbeing. Luke inspires us to help bring this topic front and centre in the BCM/Resilience industry, as more and more professionals succumb to burnout and mental health challenges. He asks the question: ‘What do you do when the BCM/DR/Resilience professional can’t go on?”

It’s an enjoyable discussion with a great colleague. Enjoy!

Luke Bird Contact Information: resiliencerewire@gmail.com

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Supply Chain Mgmt & BC: Lessons Learned from Philippine MSMEs

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Supply Chain Mgmt & BC: Lessons Learned from Philippine MSMEs

Join me April 14, 2022 at 1pm EST on the Business Channel!

The COVID pandemic impacted everyone around the globe. No country or business has escaped its wrath. I speak with University Extension Specialist of the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI), Joanna Rose Laddaran, who discusses ‘Inclusivity in Business Continuity and Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons from Philippine MSMEs’.

Joanna talk about:

1. Inclusivity in business

2. The definition of MSME (Micro, Small, Medium businesses)

3. Define the ECQ program and the impacts upon implementation

4. Philippine supply chain disruptions with a couple of case studies

5. Financial resources available to MSMEs for Post-Disaster Recovery

6. How to help MSMEs recovery from the effects of the COVID Pandemic

7. The meaning of HANDA and how promoting it has helped MSMEs

8. The lessons learned from promoting BCP amongst MSMEs

9. Strengthening partnerships and collaboration…and lots more.

We often hear about what’s happening in Europe, or North America. This episode sheds some light on activities and the lessons learned from the Philippines.

Enjoy!

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BCM & Risk Mgmt.: A Well-orchestrated ‘paso doble’ for Resilience

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BCM & Risk Mgmt.: A Well-orchestrated ‘paso doble’ for Resilience

Join me June 9, 2022 at 1pm EST on the Business Channel!

Business Continuity and Risk Management must work closely together, like two people in a well-orchestrated dance; a ‘paso doble’. I speak with Business Continuity and Risk Management expert Federica Maria Rita Livelli about how these two disciplines need to work in parallel to maintain synergy and unity.

In this episode Federica discusses:

1. Defines the likeness between disciplines and how they assist each other

2. Discusses strategies and resources that link the two disciplines together

3. The importance of the Business Impact Analysis and the Risk Assessment

4. Understanding the business

5. The resilience that can be created between the two

6. A holistic and harmonized approach to BC and Risk Mgmt.

7. Tips for practitioners to foster an ‘…environment… based on shared risk…culture, values, trust and collaboration’…and much more!

Enjoy!

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Guiding Leaders Through the Worst Days of the Business Lives

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Guiding Leaders Through the Worst Days of the Business Lives

Join me June 2, 2022 at 1pm EST on the Business Channel!

Being a corporate business leader can be tough. “Mishandled crises can devastate businesses, lives and livelihoods” (Hemus, 2020) I talk with internationally recognized crisis leadership expert and author, Jonathan Hemus, as we talk about what good leaders need to understand, know, and react, when disasters and crises strike.

We talk about:

1. The challenging risk landscape (health, economies…)

2. Securing executive buy-in

3. What organizations need have – and do – pre-crisis?

4. How to create a Crisis-Resilient Culture

5. The common flaws in crisis response

6. The golden rules for a successful crisis response

7. Michael McCain’s response to the Maple Leaf food crisis, and more.

It’s an informative discussion about a serious subject, and yet very open and accessible to people that might not be fully versed on crisis leadership. We might even have a comment or two about Aston Villa. Enjoy!

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Bus. Continuity Mgmt.: A Guide to Org. Resilience and ISO 22301

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Bus. Continuity Mgmt.: A Guide to Org. Resilience and ISO 22301

Join me May 19, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Sometimes the size and scale of Business Continuity Management (BCM) can be intimidating – to people in our own industry and to those trying to understand the industry. I speak with noted expert and author of ‘Business Continuity Management: A Practical Guide to Organizational Resilience and ISO 22301’, James Crask.

For this episode we talk about:

1. Defining resilience,

2, What can be learned from international standards (the benefits and the pitfalls),

3. Lessons for the BCM and resilience industries from COVID19,

4. Establishing governance in BCM and Resilience,

5. Writing plans and procedures (and what to do with the ‘fluff’), and

6. Exercising our plans – and who should be involved. And much more!

James helps bring clarify to many key BCM topics to enable any professional and organization thrive in their BCM and resilience programs. Enjoy!

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Here Comes Climate Change for Business Continuity Professionals

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Here Comes Climate Change for Business Continuity Professionals

Join me May 12, 2022 at 1PM EST!

Climate Change is one of – if not the most – important issue facing individuals, communities, organizations, and the world today. It’s become a key component that many Business Continuity (BC) professionals must address; from the Risk Analysis (RA) to the Business Impact Analysis (BIA), to preparedness and response plans.

I talk with noted industry expert Margaret Millett about what BC professionals can do to address Climate Change concerns in their organizations.

We talk about:

1. Historical Information (cities, species…),

2. Risks and Impacts,

3. The challenge facing the BC profession and professional,

4. Considerations for organizations,

5. What opportunities exist for the BC industry/professional?,

6. Getting ahead of the Climate Change risk,

7. The Risk Analysis (RA) and Business Impact Analysis (BIA),

8. Policy and standards,

9. Company response (Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery),

10. Metrics,

11. Sharing information with Leadership and the Board of Directors…and more.

It’s an insightful discussion on how we as professionals, can address the challenges Climate Change posses us and our organizations. Enjoy!

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Psychology and Crisis Management with Gavin Freeman

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Psychology and Crisis Management with Gavin Freeman

Join me 1pm EST, May 5, 2022!

Being a leader is hard. It’s even harder during a crisis. I speak with psychologist and author, Gavin Freeman about leadership psychology as it pertains to crisis management. It’s quite insightful and at times, surprising.

We touch on:

1. The Ardent – Dreamworld Incident (Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Outcome?),

2. The mind of the CEO – Upper Echelon of the CEO,

3. Regulatory Theory,

4. Promotional vs Preventative to Performance vs Preventative,

5. Behavioral Agency Theory,

6. Reputation Management,

7. Value = Insight + Tension (This is really interesting and worth a listen), and

8. What can leaders, professionals, and organizations do?

It’s a very interesting talk about psychology and crisis management, and Gavin does a great job of turning theory into something lite and understandable. It become clear quite quickly, that being a leader during a crisis is much more than following a plan. Enjoy!

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My Experiments with BCM (Business Continuity Mgmt) w/ Daman Sood

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My Experiments with BCM (Business Continuity Mgmt) w/ Daman Sood

Join me March 24, 2022, 1pm EST (Business Channel)!

We do something a little different for this episode. Globally recognized Business Continuity Management and Resilience expert and author of ‘My Experiments with BCM’, Daman Dev Sood, will read a few chapters from his new book, and then we’ll talk about the chapter content after each reading.

We touch on chapters titled:

a) And a Million Dollar Question, Answering While I Close this Book (What do Business Continuity Mangers Do?),

b) Communication and Commitment (Continued Commitment)

c) “I am the Boss, I know the Business”, and

d) My Principles Valued @ Half a Million INR.

All the chapters are from Daman’s own personal experiences in the BCM industry, and you’re sure to relate to the stories and follow up discussions, as we talk about each experience (Chapter) in detail.

Enjoy!

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

Join me April 7, 2022, 1pm EST (Business Channel)!

The last few years have taught us allot about organizational risk, business continuity, and lessons learned. I speak with noted expert Andrew Witts, about the lessons learned during 2020/2021…and perhaps into 2022.

In this episode we talk about:

a) Why do we need to rethink the way we do business continuity?

b) Some of the lessons learned from 2020 (e.g., Loss of Resources, Locations, Staff, Vendor, Applications,

c) “Compound Threats” and what this means,

d) The supply chain,

e) Cyber impacts caused by the pandemic,

f) Human capital impacts, and g) How risk can help Business Continuity.

Lots of great topics with allot of great insights. Enjoy!

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

Join me April 7, 2022, 1pm EST!

The last few years have taught us allot about organizational risk, business continuity, and lessons learned. I speak with noted expert Andrew Witts, about the lessons learned during 2020/2021…and perhaps into 2022.

In this episode we talk about:

a) Why do we need to rethink the way we do business continuity?

b) Some of the lessons learned from 2020 (e.g., Loss of Resources, Locations, Staff, Vendor, Applications,

c) “Compound Threats” and what this means,

d) The supply chain,

e) Cyber impacts caused by the pandemic,

f) Human capital impacts, and

g) How risk can help Business Continuity.

Lots of great topics with allot of great insights. Enjoy!

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