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ISO 22301 is NOT for the Faint Hearted

It takes courage, optimism, vision, willingness to receive feedback, resolve to address problems, time to formulate wise and influential communication, and hard work to design, implement and manage a Business Continuity Management System in conformance with ISO 22301.  Here are the “Ya Have To”s for the BC Manager who wants to get in line and […]

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How many annual work hours does a City Emergency Manager need to work to manage a comprehensive Emergency Management Program?

Crisis Management Consulting recently completed a report for the City of Puyallup, WA City Manager which included estimating the annual work hours for an Emergency Manager to manage, (not develop, but take over and manage) an emergency management program for a city in a metropolitan area.  Our conservative estimate was 2,835 hours in one year […]

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The 5 Most Common Excuses of Small Business Owners – Why they don’t have a Crisis Plan

The only sure-fire way to be ready for whatever is going to happen to us is to be prepared.   For most of us, the first time we go through a surprise and threatening situation is not our best try at it. It is because we are not prepared.    As a professional in this […]

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Gut Instincts In Crisis Decision Making

I recently reviewed a posting on a prominent web forum that gave the author's best take on the role of "feelings" in making decisions – especially during a crisis or urgency.   I agreed and did not agree with the posting as it relates to Crisis Management and Crisis Decisions.   Yes, feelings or more […]

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13 Point Crisis Management Strategy

  I am often asked for a good strategy for Crisis Management – what is a good Crisis Management Plan   Here is my standard answer:   When a Crisis happens, your strategy is to:   Know what is happening (facts, data and situational information) Know what "what is happening" means   (understanding) Know what […]

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