Three Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a (Mini) Crisis

Three Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a (Mini) Crisis

One of my favorite George Carlin quotes is, “I never worry that ALL hell will break loose. My concerns is that a PART of hell will break loose. It’ll be much harder to detect.”   I have always loved that quote because it’s true in the lives of crisis management...
8 Rules for Conducting a Crisis Management Tabletop Exercise

8 Rules for Conducting a Crisis Management Tabletop Exercise

A tabletop exercise can test, assess and ultimately improve your crisis plan and your crisis response team’s performance. That is, if it’s done right.   To be successful and contribute to your organization’s higher state of crisis readiness, your tabletop exercise has...
Slavery in the supply chain

Slavery in the supply chain

The threat of slavery or unethical behaviour in a firm’s supply chain is not receiving the attention it should, particularly by those who work in crisis management.   Firms are judged by the company they keep, and if they employ or work with partners who are guilty of...
Active Shooter: 4 Tabletop Exercise Tips

Active Shooter: 4 Tabletop Exercise Tips

Active shooter incidents are on the rise in US, and your organization is most definitely at risk. Quoting FBI statistics, the National Fire Protection Association reports that “an average of 6.4 active shooter events occurred annually in the U.S. from 2000 to 2006....