Catching up on Tony Boyd’s piece in last weekend’s Financial Review which summaries some important risk management issues we face … and ought to have faced decades ago. Still, tomorrow will have to do … won’t it!?
AgileBCP is now formalised as AgileBCP Pty Ltd. ACN 647843525 Moving from WEM’s development platformWe are having our “Minimum Viable Product“ – a risk based approach to business continuity, Software as a Service – written up by a Python programmer to be put up on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Cloud Computing Services, in April.… Read More
Trust and empathy are two of the biggest things to “bring to the table”. This is especially so when exploring opportunities to improve. When debriefing – asking what went well … and what did not go so well. Trust, layered with respect and supported by confidentiality, is a mainstay of “good cultures”. Facilitating the “ruminate… Read More
Like many, I have taken some time out over the last few weeks to relax and reflect on the last year. I enjoyed relaxing by immersing myself in the distraction of cricket. Especially in going to the Test Cricket. Providing positive feedback and encouragement 😂🤣😂 to nearby fielders. Reflective reading has also been fun as… Read More
Below are ten principles of leadership from Dick Winters. Winters was elevated to broad public view by “Band of Brothers”. Some of the “follow me” approaches are a little dated in our age of empowerment. However the underpinnings – especially the focus on ethics – are ageless.
Donald Trump has taken the quotation below “to a new level”. The quote is variously attributed to Swift, Twain and Churchill – but ‘Trump on Twitter’ has leverage the validity of the principle embedded in the quote. And he won’t stop now.
A friend of mine recently responded to my having made public our approach to facilitated debriefing by raising the difficulties of how confidentiality is – in the real world – perceived as being almost impossible to achieve. Confidentiality Confidentiality if a fundamental human trait – it is given – and in turn, respected. Is it… Read More
Jason Helps’ responses to the enquiry into quarantine management (Victoria) included the reflection on structure below. The structure to which Helps refers is depicted in the diagram below. It relies on the assumption that an incident management system (which evolved from the context of fighting fires in the USA in the 1980s and since then… Read More
Language is important – and plain, everyday language is worth spending the time to think about – and the time to find. The term “learnings” fails one of my key filter tests – “sure you could (use it), but why would you want to“? An important principle of risk communication is to Keep it Short… Read More
Debriefing – Phase 1 of DISCOVER: When recording your reflections think about your six top ideas (three “what went well” ideas and three “what went badly” ideas) in the context of how the organisation works (in terms of structure and function) – and of how well you SCANNED – ASSESSED – PLANNED – and REFINED,… Read More