Archive for 'Career Dev.'

Toyota v GM: Resilience in a Volatile World

Toyota v GM: Resilience in a Volatile World

Why did Toyota suffer losses while General Motors sailed through the after effects of the tsunami in Japan in March 2011? And how is our understanding of resilience changing? Harvard Business Review asked these questions of [...]

Dumb Ways To Die: Lessons In Business Continuity Messaging (video)

Dumb Ways To Die: Lessons In Business Continuity Messaging (video)

When the Australians decided to send out a health and safety video to the entire population, they decided that a little black humour was the best way. This week we’ve already talked about using language and [...]

How to Get Things Done: Clever Continuity Language

How to Get Things Done: Clever Continuity Language

Last week someone told us they’re struggling to get anyone to meet them to do a BIA.  Of course you are, we said, would you take a meeting that sounded that boring? Language and positioning is [...]

Free [Useful] Magazines and News!

Free [Useful] Magazines and News!

There are great freebies magazines to be had on subscription.  And most of them have an online presence too, so you don’t need to be restricted by geography if you find one you like. It’s just [...]

Leading in a Crisis (videos)

Leading in a Crisis (videos)

Leading in a crisis is something people can either do or not do, right? Some people are born leaders.  Some people are brilliant in a crisis.  Some people can do both.  Others cannot!  But there are [...]

Which qualifications get you hired?

Which qualifications get you hired?

Which letters do you need after your name?  Do you need any at all to get your next job?  What about your ‘dream job’? Which qualifications actually get you hired in the fields of business continuity, [...]

Got/want professional letters after your name?

Got/want professional letters after your name?

Do you want some more letters after your name?  Do you know all the organisations that offer professional membership for business continuity and crisis management planners? We know it’s not all about the letters… unless you’re [...]

Degree and Postgrad Opportunities

Degree and Postgrad Opportunities

Did you arrive in the industry with a relevant degree? There are an increasing number of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in the arena of business continuity and disaster management. While most of us – even those [...]

How did you get into Business Continuity?

How did you get into Business Continuity?

Why did you go into business continuity? Did you plan a career in business continuity or crisis management, or did you just wake up one day and realise it had happened? That’s the experience of many [...]

9 Thoughts for Exercise Note-Takers

9 Thoughts for Exercise Note-Takers

Individuals taking notes during an exercise can do a much better job if they’re given a good briefing on what to expect. We have 9 top considerations/tips for briefing the note takers in advance of a [...]

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