Crisis Leadership Behavioural Traits

In our first blog of this two part series we considered individual behavioural traits in the management of crises and how organisations should map the path that culture, and operating norms, need to take when transitioning from business as normal to a crisis footing. We posited that with this...

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Crisis Behavioural Traits

This is part one of a two part blog considering crisis behavioural traits and how they influence successful participation in crisis management. In this blog we consider traits in general and in the second we focus in on those traits that characterise effective crisis leadership. Beyond direct...

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IT Resilience: Lessons from the pandemic

The response to the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of information technology (IT) in operational resilience. In the case of the pandemic the value of flexible IT arrangements that enable effective and sustainable remote working have been proven, with over half of the working...

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Spectrum of Response

In this webcast we consider the Strategic, Tactical and Operational functions of a response to disruption and their relationship to each other and to the reactive disciplines of incident response, crisis management, business continuity and crisis communications. This is a crucial issue as many...

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Crisis Decision Making 1 of 2

In this video we outline common problems that teams (and individuals) face when making decisions in a crisis & explain why these are damaging. Access Part 2 of the series and other Resilience Thought Leadership by leaving your details...

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Lessons Identified 1 of 2

In this the 1st of a 2 part series we explore how to identify the lessons from the experience of managing events, from tests and rehearsals to real crises and disruptions. Access Part 2 of the series and other Resilience Thought Leadership by leaving your details...

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Why Supply Chain Resilience Matters 1 of 3

This is part one of a three part series considering the importance of supply chain resilience. In this session we look at why supply chain resilience is critical. Access Part 2 of the series and other Resilience Thought Leadership by leaving your details...

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Decisions…Decisions…

Over the summer I’ve watched and listened with interest as leaders of nations, regions and businesses wrestle with decision making in the context of the ‘wicked problem’ that is the CVOID-19 Pandemic.  From a professional perspective the challenges of this context have illustrated some of...

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Was ‘lockdown’ the easier bit?

In recent weeks we’ve been involved in many lively discussions about what lies ahead.  On a personal level lockdown has been really challenging for most; but in crisis management terms what we’ve all just been through was probably the easy bit.  Indeed 'lockdown' was arguably more of an...

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When will we ever learn…?

There’s a view that part of the reason Asian democracies have done well at controlling coronavirus is because they learned the lessons that SARS (2003) and MERS (2015) taught them.  The Shetland Islands learned about contact tracing from a recent measles outbreak and used it to excellent effect...

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