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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.
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Some businesses are “going gangbusters” in the COVID era. Their niche products or services are able to be delivered and they are in high demand. Other businesses are more vulnerable – either because of the nature of their products and services or because of disruptions to the availability of resources those products and services rely… Read More
In 1998 while promoting the Australian approach to emergency risk management I used the above quote from Mazzini. It was an opportunity to reset our approach – to move from a focus on hazards to a focus on vulnerability. Similarly, today I share an exciting step we had on 1 June as our AgileBCP software… Read More
Now that we’re out and about again, we can share that while under lockdown, we’ve kept our eye firmly on the ball. Embracing and integrating the twelve principles from the international risk standard, we’ve developed an AgileBCP app to help businesses reboot – even to reimagine. AgileBCP – that is, agile business continuity planning puts… Read More
Non-trivial decisions – by their very definition, are crucial. Crucial by demanding the asking of the right questions. Crucial to requiring the implementation of the right actions. Simple – day to day – decisions generally require simple approaches. As problems become more wicked and are characterised by greater uncertainty, decision-making requires clear approaches. Approaches which… Read More
Asking the right questions is always a good start to informed decision making. This PaaS helps you do that to reimagine your business and strengthen your resilience. Read More
Of value are risk-based approaches which emphasise the importance of “establishing context”. Unfortunately “context” has become a buzzword – and buzzwords become irksome and lose traction. This is unfortunate because “meaning making” or “sense-making” – again, use whichever jargon or buzzword you like – is fundamental. Critical. It is critical to both “get right” and keep refining. Read More
I love how people start their posts with “I’m excited to …” People who know me know that I am fairly “unexcitable” – but trust me, I am excited. Let me share where we are up to. This week, our Partnership Board meeting approved moving our upcoming Software as a Service (SaaS) to Beta testing… Read More
Coming out of a board meeting yesterday afternoon I’m excited to share news of a new joint venture startup and invite you to enter our “naming competition” for a case of wine delivered to your door. To help fire up your synapses, some key aspects of the Business Continuity, Risk Management, and Innovative Improvement context:… Read More
Beyond the jargon of “petri dish and pivot” there are opportunities in ‘the risk’. In my search for and development of useful heuristics I was looking for models that started with social needs (outcomes). I fondly redicovered a piece we used “back in the day” (developed by the likes of Kasperson and Kates). I say… Read More
I’m taking the liberty of reposting what I think is a useful set of considerations – from an expert – that go beyond just washing your hands. “American pathologist James Robb was one of the first molecular virologists to study coronaviruses in the 1970s. He sent this email to family and friends about how he’s… Read More