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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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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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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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