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Managing Stakeholder Comms During a Cyber Crisis

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Managing Stakeholder Comms During a Cyber Crisis

Join me July 7/22 at 1pm EST on the VA Business Channel!

Managing communications during a crisis can be tough, but it’s even harder if you don’t know who your stakeholders are. I’m joined by Crisis Management expert Caroline Spaniel, who will help us understand how to identify our stakeholder and stakeholder groups, and how we need to communicate with them.

We touch on:

1. Defining a stakeholder,

2. Why quick ownership of a cyber event is important,

3. Who owns a cyber incident,

4. Why empathy is important during an incident,

5. Why we should pay attention to what stakeholders think, say, and react,

6. Various impacts upon stakeholders,

7. Situational awareness,

8. How to identify our stakeholders (5 steps),

9. Stakeholder mapping,

10. Stakeholders vs shareholders,

11. Modes of communication, and

12. What types of communication we should leverage.

Cyber crises are happening every day and knowing how to communicate with stakeholders is key. Don’t miss the valuable information Caroline shares.

Enjoy!

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Crisis Leadership and Crisis Management w/ Oliver Schmidt

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Crisis Leadership and Crisis Management w/ Oliver Schmidt

Join me Oct 20/22 at 1pm EST!

Due to the COVID10 global pandemic, Crisis Management and Crisis Leadership have have changed, but become more important than ever. I speak with recognized Crisis Leadership expert Oliver S. Schmidt, as we talk about:

1. Defining a crisis, and the difference to a disaster,

2. The 3 phases of Crisis Management,

3. Partnerships that help ‘Contain & Control’ a crisis,

4. Ongoing Lessons Learned and Evaluation,

5. How did COVID changed Crisis Mgmt. and Leadership,

6. The functional areas that need to work together during a crisis,

7. Performing Impact Assessments,

8. Employees and COVID Impacts,

9. The Key Message Triangle and Communications,

10. Decision-Making.

It’s clear that Oliver is very passionate about Crisis Leadership and Management, and it comes across during our discussion. Don’t miss his great insights.

Enjoy!

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A Resilient You: Practicing an Effective Continuity Culture at Home & Work

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A Resilient You: Practicing an Effective Continuity Culture at Home & Work

Join me Thursday, Sep 1/22, at 1pm EST!

I talk with award-winning IT, Continuity, Resilience, Risk and Security professional and noted resilience expert, Modebola Olowu. Modebola talks about personal resilience and how we can cultivate a practice the will work effectively at home and in the workplace.

We touch on subjects such as:

1. What is resilience and the difference between the workplace and home,

2. Characteristics of personal resilience?

3. The art of Kintsugi? (This is a great analogy for resilience and I urge everyone to go find your gold!!),

4. Cultivating Resilience,

5. The Me Strategy,

6. The Proactive Strategy,

7. The Community Strategy,

8. Crises and their Opportunities, and

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It’s clear that Modebola is quite passionate about personal resilience, and it comes across during our discussion. With allot of resilience talk focusing on technology, processes, and systems, Modebola teaches us how to take a step back and look at ourselves…our gold.

Enjoy!

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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Articulating the Value of Business Continuity w/ Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva

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Articulating the Value of Business Continuity w/ Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva

Join Alex Fullick on January 6, 2022!

“If you are a Business Continuity or Resilience professional and you wonder what your future role will look like, or if you struggle to articulate your value to senior management and the business overall, this…is for you.” (From the Resilience Think Tank article “Articulating Value as a Business Continuity Professional”, Jones & Maneva, September 2021). I talk with 2 of the founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva, about their published article with the BCI. We have a very informative discussion on how to communicate our value to organizations and where we can help organizations succeed in BCM, Crises, and in Resilience. Some of the topics we touch on include: a) Getting involved with, and how to approach, other organizational disciplines, b) Aligning our BCM program to our organizations, rather than just a standard or guiding principle, c) Tie our actions to risks raised by our organization(s), d) How to break down silos and create a network, and much more. It’s a fun chat with Lisa and Milena you don’t want to miss.

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June 2021-Regina Phelps – BCM Future, Value on Investment, COVID

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June 2021-Regina Phelps – BCM Future, Value on Investment, COVID

Join me at June 24/21 at 1pm EST/Toronto!

It’s that time again! It’s my monthly discussion with recognized BCM industry expert Regina Phelps. For this month we mix it up a bit and talk about what the pandemic means to the field of Business Continuity, how to promote what BC professionals do and offer organization’s, and how we can show Value on Investment (VOI). As always, we start off with a quick update on the status of COVID-19 and vaccine’s around the globe. It’s always a great discussion with Regina, so don’t miss it.

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8 Things That No Prepper Should Be Without

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8 Things That No Prepper Should Be Without

You never know what’s around the corner, and it’s always better to be prepared with items that could keep you alive in an emergency. If you’re faced with an extreme weather event, political crisis, conflict, or long-term electricity failure, having the right tools and equipment could mean the difference between making it safely through the emergency and being caught without the basics for life.

Ready to get your survival kit ready and keep yourself and your family alive? Here are seven survival essentials that no prepper should be without.

1. Water Purifier

We can survive for up to two months without food, but only 8-21 days without water. If access to town (or bore) water is cut off, you’ll need a backup that’s safe to consume. For these situations, a personal water purifier and/or water purification tablets give you the option of using other water sources you can find while dealing with potentially harmful bacteria. Of course, if you can, it’s best to boil the water first. 

2. Freeze Dryers

After water, the next thing you’ll need is food, and you can only live off crackers for so long before developing a case of scurvy. Today, freeze dryers can be used to dehydrate practically any consumable — from fruit that’s high in vitamin C to soups, meals, and even ice cream. Before a disaster actually occurs, freeze-dry several days’ worth of meals and store them in vacuum-sealed bags. These meals can be stored for several decades, and a few days of work will be well worth it in the long run.

3. First Aid Kit

A survival first aid kit is essential for dealing with minor injuries if no hospital is available. It allows you to deal with things like cuts, burns, eye irritations, and congestion on the spot and prevent wound-related infections from developing. While any first aid kit is far better than nothing, it’s a good idea to invest in a large disaster-preparedness kit with enough medical-grade supplies for a group. You can also find first aid kits that are tailored to specific disasters, such as wildfires.

4. Swiss Army Knife

The Swiss Army Knife was developed in 1880 by the Swiss Army (surprise, surprise!). This multi-tool pocket knife includes an impressive 33 functions with everything from a mini screwdriver and letter opener to knives that are suitable for gutting prey and eating the meals you’ve preserved with a freeze dryer. Even with all of these multitasking components, the compact 3.5-inch size fits easily in your pocket, and it’ll only cost around $25 — a small price to pay for the many practical functions it offers.

5. Headlamp

Whether you face a power outage or a forest at night, a good headlamp will give you the visibility you need to navigate your surroundings and assist others near you while keeping your hands free. Headlamps that are built for survival typically have a very strong beam that can reach a distance of over 330 feet. Many models also include a strobe setting for alerting others that you’re in distress.

6. Shortwave Radio

Communication is vital if you become trapped or distanced from help. Remember the 2018 film Bird Box? The radio was the only way that the fugitives were about to find a safe haven. Shortwave radios, also called weather radios and survival radios, usually offer multiple charging options — including solar, hand-crank, batteries, and power source. Many also include a port for charging your mobile devices, a reading lamp, and an SOS alarm to help emergency workers find your location.

7. Shelter

Survival shelters can include anything from sheets of canvas and one-man sleeping bags to family-size tents with the works. For your survival kit, prepare for the number of people in your family with appropriate shelter from wind, rain, snow, and extreme cold. At the minimum, include a tear-proof polyethylene sleeping bag or survival blanket in each person’s backpack plus a canvas tarp to keep out the wind.

8. Lightweight Backpack

All of this careful preparation will count for naught if you don’t have a good backpack to keep it all together and ready to pick up and go in an instant. For survival situations, you want a lightweight, rugged backpack with plenty of pockets for storing your gear. If possible, store your water filter, the food you’ve prepared using freeze dryers, your first aid kit, tools, radio, and shelter in separate compartments for easy access. 

You Can Never Be Too Prepared 

In the best-case scenario, you’ll never need to pack and leave your house at a moment’s notice. However, it’s much better to be over-prepared than caught by surprise. 

In addition to collecting these must-have prepper items and preparing freeze-dryer meals, make sure that you continually brush up your skills in first aid, knot-tying, fire-starting, and hunting and foraging in the wild. You’ll feel much more confident to face life with ease and help others who might need assistance along the way.

Regina Phelps – May 2021 COVID Update and Other Topics

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Regina Phelps – May 2021 COVID Update and Other Topics

Join me 9am EST, May 27/21!

Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, vaccines and vaccine rollout and hesitancy, variants, and what’s happening in other parts of the world.

If you’re a manager or corporate leader, make sure you listen to the third segment. Regina also talks to us about the research being done by Raj Choudhry on ‘Working from Anywhere’, which was published by the Harvard Business Review.

It’s always an enjoyable and informative talk – don’t miss it.

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Regina Phelps – The Latest News on COVID Vaccines, Variants, Statuses, and how Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

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Regina Phelps – The Latest News on COVID Vaccines, Variants, Statuses, and how Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

Join me on April 22/21, 9am EST! I have my re-occurring chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations.

We also talk about a recent Microsoft report (2021 Work Trend Index: Annual Report) titled “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” It’s a listen that all leaders, management, and employees need to understand.

You can get a copy of the report at my website: https://www.stone-road.com.

Enjoy!

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Regina Phelps: ‘Return to the Office’ Thinking and a COVID Update

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Regina Phelps: ‘Return to the Office’ Thinking and a COVID Update

Join me March 25, 2021 at 9am EST!

Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations. We also have a lengthy discussion about ‘Return to the Office’ thinking, and how management need to take a close look at how their offices are going to operate in the future. Regina also discusses some fascinating research performed by Professor Raj Choudhury from the Harvard Business School about ‘Return to the office’ considerations.

Some very thoughtful insights no management representative should miss.

Check out the video on my YouTube channel to view the slides. (12) Preparing for the Unexpected – YouTube

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