… awards and popularity polls

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I was pleased and honoured when my colleague Verica Gvozdanovic rang to ask if I would be willing to accept her nominating me for these awards. There is a lot about this business that comes with intrinsic rewards, the main one is that people are so passionate about what they do and it is a pleasure to see them break through to new levels of engagement with their Executive … [Read more...]

… similarities between resilience and elite sports

I was honored to find that my contribution has been short-listed for BC Paper of the Year. You can find the full article, "Exercising and resilience: fit for purpose?" at Continuity Central. This was something I wrote (in December 2014) to explore the application of coaching to the practice of building resilience. The perspective is from my own background and learning as … [Read more...]

… 4 things we can do to help BC evolve towards resilience

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A great start to the Australasian BCI Summit in Sydney today. If you are reading this at the Summit please come and find me to say hello. If you are not able to attend the event you can still interact with attendees and the ideas being presented via the Twitter tag The theme for the conference is intriguing, "Looking to the future, learning from the past" and it will be … [Read more...]

… times change, and so must we.

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I was reminded today of him much the world has changed in my working life. I am travelling in the USA and staying overnight at Monument Valley. The picture is taken from the porch of the cabin I am staying in. I have no cell phone coverage, there is no TV in the cabin, but they do have WiFi and made sure they pointed out the password I would need to access. Many … [Read more...]

Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity programme.

... and how testing, exercising and rehearsing fulfil different purposes. We seem to have a bunch of different names for this process of verification within the BC community. Hard to claim that we are validating preparations as "Fit for purpose" when we cannot even agree on what to call the activity. To me Testing, Exercising and Rehearsing are very different activities. … [Read more...]