4 Reasons Crisis Scenario Planning is Effective

4 Reasons Crisis Scenario Planning is Effective

An Organization is Not “Crisis Ready” Unless it Validates Plans and Teams Through Crisis Simulation Exercises on an Ongoing Basis Do your crisis simulation exercises really engage your team members? Are they impactful in a way that your leadership team wants to invest...
The Role of the Crisis Leader Versus the Crisis Communicator

The Role of the Crisis Leader Versus the Crisis Communicator

Being able to coordinate multiple functional areas of an organization during a crisis requires detailed preparation. The CMT (Crisis Management Team) should have a leader as well as someone designated as his or her backup. In addition to someone that leads the crisis...
Six Truths of Every Crisis

Six Truths of Every Crisis

At some point, nearly every organization will experience a crisis. For many, unfortunately, their crisis planning strategy is denial: “that will never happen to our company.” Except that it probably will. Sooner than you think. When all hell breaks loose, consider...
You Need More than a Continuity Plan to Prepare for Crisis

You Need More than a Continuity Plan to Prepare for Crisis

“My company has a business continuity plan. Why do I need a crisis communication plan, too?” Business continuity and crisis management are increasingly on the minds of organizational leaders worldwide. As well they should be. Many senior leaders with a business...
5 Leadership Skills the Army Taught Me

5 Leadership Skills the Army Taught Me

I managed to leave the British Army without too many scars. Throughout my 13 years in the military, I was able to craft many skills that made me a better soldier as well as a leader. In this article, I discuss five leadership lessons that the military taught me. 1....