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Preparing for the Unexpected
50 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Cyber, Compliance, and Supply Chains w/ Al Berman (DRI President)
I talk with the Disaster Recovery Institute Foundation President and Chairman of the Board for the Disaster Recovery Institute International, Al Berman. Al shares his thoughts on: a) Cyber Security. b) Compliance and Regulatory issues, c) Supply Chain issues and causes, and d) the changing face of working from home...post-COVID. Al shares his many years of experience and you don't want to miss his insights.
47 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
DISASTEROLOGY with Dr. Samantha Montano
With temperatures rising and the risk of disasters growing, our world is increasingly vulnerable. Most people see disasters as freak, natural events that are unpredictable and unpreventable. But that simply isn’t the case – disasters are avoidable, but when they do strike, there are strategic ways to manage the fallout. (From book cover) I talk to author and disaster researcher, Dr. Samantha Montano, who'll will talk about her first book - Disasterology - as she explains why we aren’t doing enough to prevent or prepare for disasters and how our approach to recovery needs to change. It's timely narrative that draws on Dr. Montano's first-hand experience in emergency management, and it's an episode you don't want to miss.
49 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Bus. Continuity: Articulating Value (Lisa Jones, Milena Maneva)
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.
53 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Encore Practical Business Continuity Management: Top Tips for Real-World BCM
Whether you're a new or an experienced BCM practitioner, and whatever your specific role within your organization, if you have an interest in implementing and maintaining an effective BCM program, this episode is for you. We speak with highly recognized BCM, Risk, and Crisis Mgmt. industry expert and author, Andy Osborne. We'll talk about many of the concepts, tips, and ideas contained in his book Practical Business Continuity Management: Tops Tips for Effective, Real-World Business Continuity Management. Andy provides some great insights and examples when discussing the BIA, RA, BCP, and even how to work with Executive Management. Regardless of your level of BCM experience, you're sure to enjoy this episode with Andy.
55 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Encore Building Stronger Organizational Resilience
In today's environment organizations must become resilience, or they risk be passed over by potential partners, customers, and clients. Join me as I talk with a respected leader in the field of Organizational Resilience, Rick Cudworth. Rick will talk to us about Organizational Resilience, including how to establish a 'Resilience Mindset' and the knowledge of mindfulness, to help corporate leaders and their organizations, before and during, adverse situations. We'll learn about the Resilience Lifecycle (Design, Change, Adversity), as well as outlining the 3 key pillars of Organizational Resilience. Rick will also give us some tips on how organization's can help foster individual resilience, which aids in the development of organizational resilience. There's allot of great information for those interested in resilience, so don't miss it!
53 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Omicron, COVID, Vaccines, Boosters, and the Impacts on the Young
Get some clarity on what's happening with COVID, Vaccines, Boosters, the impacts the pandemic is having on the young, and the Omicron variant (as of recording on Dec 8/21). It's my regular talk with industry expert and a former nurse, Regina Phelps. For this episode we talk about: a) Where we are right now (US, Canada, Europe...) b) What we know - and don't know - about the Omicron variant c) Understanding boosters d) The impact of vaccines on the young e) Understanding how COVID is harming the young...the ARE getting sick from COVID. f) Myths and misinformation. A very informative talk you don't want to miss.
55 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
The Business Continuity Operating System (BCOS) w/ Brian Zawada
After 25+ years in Business Continuity, globally recognized Business Continuity industry expert Brian Zawada has released his first book 'The Business Continuity Operating System: What The Best Do Differently to Achieve Success'. I talk with Brian about his book and how organizational leadership (and BC professionals) can: a) align BC to strategic goals, b) achieve lasting focus and buy-in, c) create and maintain meaningful engagement with stakeholders, d) make the role of a BC professions more meaningful, and much much more. Brian walks us through four (4) key questions that all BC professionals can ask their leadership to help create and contribute to, the 'right level of resilience'. Brian also shares his personal experience with contracting COVID19 early in the pandemic and what that felt like. Its a very enjoyable and insightful discussion.
53 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
How Information Security and Business Continuity are Linked
Join me December 2, 2021 at 9am EST, as I talk to Information Security and Business Continuity expert Willy Fabritius on 'How Information Security and Business Continuity are Linked'. We'll talk about how important InfoSec is to an organization and how it differs from Cyber / Infrastructure Security, while identifying where Business Continuity helps overlap. Willy will also discuss Supply Chain Management and how not having a strong process could have a significant impact upon your systems, services, and employees; think of phishing emails and clicking those 'harmless' links in emails. Willy will also provide us some good practices and strong governance recommendations that leaders can implement at their own organization's to ensure strong InfoSec processes that work with BCM, to ensure a better protected organization. Will provides some great insights and even throws in some humor into a subject often seen as dry and dull. Don't miss it!
56 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Encore GLOOM TO BOOM
'Gloom to Boom': How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value' is the latest book by Andrea Bonime-Blanc (Routledge, 2020). I chat with noted global risk, ethics and governance strategist, and author, Andrea Bonime-Blanc about some of the key megatrends that are affecting today's business world, including the trend to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the considerations related to it. We'll also talk about how categorizing risks using ESG&T considerations (environment, societal, governance, technology) can assist organizations in creating opportunities from risk to create a stronger sense of resilience - and value. Finally, Andrea will discuss the role of leadership and how they can transform risk ESG&T risk into resilience and value for clients, customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. Don't miss it!
55 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Update on all things COVID related w/ Regina Phelps (Nov 2021)
It's that time again! I talk with internationally recognized industry expert Regina Phelps, as we touch on all things relatable to the current COVID pandemic. This month we talk about: a) Current status (Global status including US, Canada, Europe etc.) b) The Crystal Ball: What does the future hold for the next few months (Vaccines, status, immunity etc.) c) Endemic vs Epidemic vs Pandemic (What's the difference?) d) The upcoming holidays and suggestions for the difficult conversations about vaccine statuses, and lots more! Don't forget to check out the Health and Human Services toolkit referenced in the episode: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/health-misinformation-toolkit-english.pdf
53 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Operational Resilience with Mike Campbell
Due to COVID and the impact felt by all industries, Operational Resilience has become a major focal point for organizations. Join me as I talk with Fusion Risk Management CEO, Mike Campbell. Mike clears up the confusion between organizational resilience and operations resilience, and the importance for organization's for focus on resilience. We'll also talk about the various components that make up operational resilience and how an organization can begin to tear down the silos, while building up resilience. Mike will also talk about the new paradigm organization's face with employees working from home, and how the traditional 'everyone-back-in-the-office' approach may no longer work going forward. We'll also discuss how strong operational resilience can help organizations with decision-making, especially during disasters, crises, and incidents, when the demand for information goes up and the time to provide it goes down. A very enjoyable chat about operational resilience, with lots of insights for leaders. Don't miss it!
51 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Embedding Business Continuity & Leadership Support in Disasters
I talk to industry expert Lynn Hobballah about two key Business Continuity topics: Embedding Business Continuity into an Organization, and Leadership Support and Communications During Disruptions. With Embedding BCM, Lynn provides some tips on how to integrate BC into everyday business thinking and how awareness is a key component to achieving that goal. We also talk about how BC is not a stand-alone process and that there are benefits to making BC part of daily activities. Second, Lynn talks about the role of Senior Leadership during a crisis and how to prepare them for being active members of the Crisis Management Team (CMT). Lynn provides some insights on what kinds of support they can provide the CMT and how transparency helps increase support for the BCM program. Lynn provides lots of great tips and insights to help embed BC into our organizations and how leadership buy-in and support helps during a crisis/disaster. Don't miss it! **Disclaimer: The opinions and experiences expressed during this episode are those of the guest and do not reflect those of her employer.**
52 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Public Sector Orgs: A BCM Professional's Biggest Foe?
There are allot of differences between the Public and Private sectors, and the differences between Emergency Management and Business Continuity is but one of them. Not understanding the differences between the two and how their focus is different between the two disciplines is key for all Business Continuity Management (BCM) Professionals. I speak with Emergency Management and BCM expert, Julian Richardson about where the roles, responsibilities, and divisions lie between these two areas. Juliana will also help us understand how both can actually work together - to dovetail - their respective activities to benefit people, organizations, and communities during times of disaster. Juliana will also share some good COVID-related stories from her time working at the Moorfields Eye Hospital. These success stories could be used a model to help other organizations during COVID. It's a great chat with Juliana - don't miss it.
53 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Encore Business Continuity: Is Our Profession at a Crossroads?
The Fall 2020 edition of the Disaster Recovery Journal magazine contained what became a controversial article on Business Continuity Management (BCM) entitled Is Our Profession at a Crossroads? As a result, there has been continued conversations about BCM and the value it offers to professionals, leadership, and organizations. I talk with the author of the article, well-known industry expert James Green. James will talk to us about why he wrote the article and the thinking behind it. We'll also touch on some of the negative responses resulting from the article's publication.
52 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
The Well-Being Revolution: Building a More Resilient Workforce
Well-being is in the midst of a revolution and the more organizations understand wellbeing - what it is, what it's not - better they and their workforces become. I speak with Occupational Health & Safety and Well-being expert Kate Field to talk about well-being and what it really encompasses. As Kate puts it, well-being is not just yogurt and yoga and you'll have to listen to know what that means. Kate will talk to us about how resilience in people and organization's is created by trust and working together; bridging various groups instead of working in isolation. We'll even get some pointers on how Business Continuity professionals can help with and contribute to, the wellbeing revolution. If you want a better workplace, don't miss my chat with Kate.
52 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Resilience Through Relationship (w/ Rina Singh)
Resilience isn't just about technology components are available or ensuring business operations continue, it's also about personal resilience. I speak with resilience expert and the creator and host of the popular podcast RESILIENCEPOD, Rina Singh. Rina will talk to us about four (4) key tips organizations and individuals can foster to help build a sense of resiliency by developing relationships in our professional and personal lives. These tips will seem simple and logical but without the hard work and continuous effort, resiliency cannot be pursued. Rina will also talk to us about Business Continuity Institute's (BCI) Women in Resilience (WiR) initiative, where she is the Vice-Chair. Don't miss a truly enlightening and inspiring discussion to help you become more resilient.
52 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Cyber Resilience and Leveraging AI in Business Continuity
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a key component in many components of our daily lives and that includes Technology Plans and Business Continuity Management. I talk with longtime security expert Agnidipta (Agni) Sarkar about how AI can help the BC industry in the future and what AI is doing for us now. Agni will also talk to us about Cyber Resilience, and how it differs from Cybersecurity. He will provide an overview of what organization's need to have in place to address Cyber attacks (e.g. Ransomware) prior to any actual instance occurring. An information chat about AI and Cyber Resilience you don't want to miss.
53 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Boosters, Passports, Vaccines, and COVID Update w/ Regina Phelps
It's our September 2021 update with Regina Phelps on all things related to the global pandemic. This month we talk about: a) the current state of COVID around the globe, b) the latest happenings with the need (or not) for booster shots, c) vaccine 'passports' and why they are being implemented, d) the progression of the Delta variant and the impacts to the young and school systems, and, e) considerations for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Aa always, it's an informative episode where you get the latest updates on the global pandemic without the political spin. Don't forget to check out the 2 article links mentioned during the episode for more information. 1) Considerations in Boosting COVID-19 Vaccine Immune Responses - The Lancet Published: September 13, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02046-8 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02046-8/fulltext 2) Fact-Sheet Workers-Need-Respirator Mask info - ACGIH https://www.acgih.org/covid-19-fact-sheet-worker-resp/ Don't miss it!
53 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
A Practical Guide to Building Supply Chain Resilience w/ Paul Raw
Supply Chain Management and building resiliency within your supply chain is more than thinking about finding alternate suppliers. I talk with recognized Supply Chain Management industry expert Paul Raw, about what really makes up a good Supply Chain Management system and the considerations that organizations often overlook - or don't even know about. We'll touch on how the supply chain can be managed effectively using risk identification and risk management practices. Paul will also talk about he Resiliency Cycle (Prevention, Mitigation, Preparation, Response, Recovery) using real-world examples and some personal experiences. Paul takes Supply Chain Management and Resiliency into a much more detailed world. Don't miss it!
54 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Know Yourself, Know Your Stuff, Know Your System (Dr Aarti Anhal)
Do you want to be better at what you do? Do you want stronger Organizational Resilience? Do you want stronger Risk Management practices? Join me as I talk with Dr. Aarti Anhal about how we can use personal reflection to help us increase our personal resilience, reach our optimal performance, and increase organizational resilience. Dr. Anhal will also provide some insights and tips for how managers and leaders can use feedback - often seen as a negative thing - to help their team members focus on and play to their strengths. Dr. Anhal helps us understand how these psychological aspects helps organizations deal with crisis situations, and to help build strong crisis team leaders and members. An enlightening episode you don't want to miss.
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