Tag Archives | Jan Decker

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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SOBS – Save or Be Sorry

The very first computer training class I took was for my little Macintosh  – using the BRAND NEW little discs and a wonderful program entitled SUPERPAINT.  I created so many fabulous products – like Christmas Cards, brochures, logos and such.  The very first day the instructor shouted out:  “ SOBS – Save or Be Sorry!”.    […]

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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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Good Example of a Best Practice in Crisis Communications for a Tragic Incident

You just never know when a crisis is going to happen.   Your organization can be enjoying its good operations for its business and activities and suddenly, what starts out good can have a sad turn.   Such was the case for the Texas Rangers on July 7, 2011 at a home game lightly attended […]

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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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