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Organizations and Mental Health, Wellbeing, and C-Suite Training

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Organizations and Mental Health, Wellbeing, and C-Suite Training

Join me Nov 17/22 at 1pm EST!

Times have changed, and organizational leadership must deal with new challenges of mental health, employee wellbeing (as well as their own), while acknowledging that executive training to prepare executives to lead during such difficult times, is severely lacking. I talk with noted psychologist Gavin Freeman in a 2 part episode. In the part 1 we talk about mental health and wellbeing, and in part 2 we touch on the lack of preparation and training for corporate leaders during times of crisis.

PART 1: Wellbeing and Mental Health

a. Working at home challenges for organizations,

b. Us vs Them mentality,

c. Employee mental health,

d. How mental health and wellbeing are linked,

e. Introverts and extroverts,

f. Technology implications,

g. Different ways to engage people, and

h. Helping colleagues and friends in need).

PART 2: The Lack of Training of the C-Suite

a. Executives and business as usual,

b. Strategic thinking over crisis management thinking,

c. Crisis defined,

d. Measuring success,

e. Continued exercising,

f. Motivations,

g. Changing how we train people,

h. Procedural & purposeful training, and

i. Deliberate & direct training.

Gavin gives allot of great insights everyone – every leader – needs to be aware of with regards to employee health and wellbeing. He also provides so ideas on how we can change and improve the methods of training for executives, to help them respond better to crises, and what we need to change to accomplish that. Don’t miss Gavin’s insights. Enjoy!

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Change Management for Risk Professionals w/ Dr. James Leflar

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Change Management for Risk Professionals w/ Dr. James Leflar

Join me Dec 8/22 at 1pm EST!

Change Management can be a major factor in determining risk mitigation factors and projects & program management activities. I talk with Business Continuity, Change Management, and Risk Management expert, and “Change Management for Risk Professional” author, Dr. James Leflar.

In our talk we discuss:

1. Why Change Mgmt. should be important to Risk Professionals,

2. Defining a “change agent”,

3. The types of ‘change’ we should be aware of,

4. Change drivers,

5. Define Organization Resilience Management (ORM),

6. Personal change management, and why it’s important,

7. Change Management vs. Project Management,

8. Recommendations for dealing with change denial and resistance,

9. How risk can be a positive and negative, and

10. Communicating change.

James provides lots of insights on Change Management, and how if we don’t get it right, we run a great risk of having our projects / change initiatives failing…badly. Enjoy!

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Political Risk Mgmt. and the Global Supply Chain w/ Ralph Kliem

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Political Risk Mgmt. and the Global Supply Chain w/ Ralph Kliem

Join me Nov 3/22 at 1pm EST!

Political Risk and Supply Chain Management are two important topics in today’s world. I talk with the founder of LeanPM LLC and author of “Political Risk Management and the Global Supply Chain”, Ralph Kliem.

In our talk we touch on:

1. Defining Political Risk,

2. Political risk drivers,

3. Key components of managing political risk,

4. The risk register and what information it should contain,

5. The skills and knowledge required to manage political risk,

6. Risk reporting and audit,

7. The Political Risk Management Plan,

8. Political biases in political risks,

9. Monitoring the supply chain and maintaining the risk register,

10. Risk triggers,

11. Identify political risks that can impact you supply chain.

Ralph offers allot of great insights into political risk, and by understanding and monitoring political risk, you can help manage your supply chain. A great discussion you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!

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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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How Supply Chains Contribute Successful BCM, Risk, & Crisis Mgmt.

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How Supply Chains Contribute Successful BCM, Risk, & Crisis Mgmt.

Join me Oct 13/22 at 1pm EST on the VA Business Channel!

The success of Business Continuity, Risk Management, and Crisis Management, can be aided in part by having strong Supply Chain Management practices. I speak with Supply Chain and Business Continuity expert Kush Srivastava.

We talk about:

1. Domains and Common Elements,

2. The opportunities to leverage from the various domains,

3. The congruence analyzed,

4. The rolling impact of Supply Chain Management,

5. How SCRM aids in better BCPs, Crisis Mgmt., and Response & Recovery,

6. Mapping the Supply Chain,

7. Becoming a preferred customer,

8. De-clustering,

9. Flexibility in the Supply Chain.

It’s an interesting discussion that helps us understand how these four areas can work together to contribute to resilience, and realize that Supply Chain Management can be a silent lifeline for the success of each program.

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

2020-10-29 - YOUTUBE - Banner.jpg9. Way’s to identify opportunities in crisis (e.g., change your perspective, find the ‘loophole’ etc.).

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!

Embedding Business Continuity / Resilience into your Organization

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Embedding Business Continuity / Resilience into your Organization

Join me August 18/22 at 1pm EST!

Embedding Business Continuity and Resilience into an organization can seem a daunting task. I I talk with BC and Resilience specialist Gary Stevenson about how we can do this and what we should consider.

We discuss:

1. Define the term embedding,

2. The importance of awareness and the different levels of awareness required,

3. Steven’s personal experiences with embedding BC in his organization (the good and the bad),

4. Recommendations for getting an embedding initiative started,

5. How to be flexible with your approach to embedding BC, and

6. The challenges, and how to overcome them.

A great conversation with Gary, who helps us better understand how to embed BC into our organizations for success. Enjoy!

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Knowledge Management in Business Continuity for True Resilience

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Knowledge Management in Business Continuity for True Resilience

Join me August 11, 2022 at 1pm EST!

The use of Knowledge Management (KM) within the Business Continuity industry can help organizations with their goal of becoming more resilience. I talk with Knowledge Management (KM) specialist, Vanessa Thurlwell, who will help us understand what Knowledge Management is and the considerations for implementing a successful KM program.

We talk about:

1. Principles of resilience (A Resilient Organization, Indicators of Resilience),

2. An overview of Knowledge Management (Explicit Knowledge vs Tacit Knowledge, Knowledge Hierarchy, KM Program components (People, Processes, Tech, Structures, Culture),

3. Steps to Implementation,

4. Linking Knowledge Management principles with Business Continuity Management (Identify, Assess, Develop, Track),

5. The importance of organizational learning, and

6. Success factors for true resilience.

Knowledge Management isn’t a well-understood discipline, but Vanessa does a great job of displaying how much it can help our organizations when trying to become more resilient. Don’t miss it!

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What You Should Know About Supply Chain Continuity Management

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What You Should Know About Supply Chain Continuity Management

Join me July 14/22 at 1pm EST!

If the COVID19 global pandemic has taught organizations anything, it’s to develop a stronger focus on their supply chain. I speak with Supply Chain Management (SCM) expert Matthias Rosenberg about what you should know about SCM to help your organizations and communities deal with disruptions in a proactive and positive manner.

We talk about:

1. Defining Supply Chain Management,

2. The different perspectives on Supply Chain (e.g., Corporate view vs. SCM view),

3. SCM complexities,

4. Supply Chain Continuity Management (SCCM),

5. The SCCM Lifecycle (Analysis, Design, Implementation, Validation…),

6. SCCM solution options,

7. SCCM/SCM challenges, and

8. Some quick tips for professionals and organizations.

It’s an in depth talk about SCM you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!

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