Blindsided

Author: Bruce T. Blythe
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332711
Format: PDF, ePub
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When “blindsided” by a crisis, are you ready to be the real leader who brings strength of character and split-second action to restore a “new normal”? Workplace violence, natural disaster, or worse -- it comes down to who you are and what you do in the face of the test. Learn time-tested skills to make a difference in a crisis! In this new, completely updated and expanded 2nd edition of Bruce Blythe’s Blindsided, he walks you through the foolproof step-by-step system to become the kind of leader he calls a “crisis whisperer.” Result: You will never be “blindsided” again! In the first half of the book, Blythe lands you in the middle of a fast-breaking crisis – an active shooter in the corridor outside your office -- and uses real-world case studies, examples, and checklists to show what a top-notch leader would need to do in each phase of the crisis. Then, in the second half of the book, he demonstrates how to apply this knowledge to develop and implement your own crisis management plan. Blindsided is two books in one: Crisis Response and Crisis Preparedness. NEW in the 2nd edition: • How to apply the “Reasonable Person Test” and “Wall Street Journal Test” to crisis decision management decisions in advance. New chapter on Reputation Management shows how to make the right decisions, before reputation and bottom line suffer! • How to avoid falling into the "Crisis Red Zone," in which your leadership effectiveness can evaporate • How to lead the workforce into a "New Normal," even in the wake of the most upsetting and disorienting crisis • How to develop Crisis Response Teams as part of your Crisis Management Plan - selecting and training the right people for the job. • How to anticipate important Crisis Management risks that are trending and will be part of your future - and how to prepare for them in a Crisis Management Plan that works for today and tomorrow Practical forms, checklists, cases studies, real-life examples, glossary, index, discussion questions, and other take-and-use tools: • Quick use response guide at the end of each chapter - all 15 can form a handy pocket guide. • Incident checklists for 9 major types of crisis - accidental death, chemical/toxic exposure, earthquake, and more. • Special guide for organizing in advance to address the needs of families of those who are injured or lost in an event - with sample conversations. Instructor's Manual and 300+ classroom slides available upon book adoption. Professors: Request a complimentary copy. QUOTES “Takes the reader through some of the toughest moments in the life of a leader…moments that create legendary leaders or cut short promising careers.” – Daniel Diermeier, Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy and Emmett Dedmon Professor of Public Administration, University of Chicago "Having served as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I can personally attest to the value of the crisis management system Blythe outlines." - Luke R. Corbett, Lead Independent Director of OGE Energy Corporation and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kerr-McGee Corporation. “I loved the first edition…and Bruce's experience and insight since that time has expanded to make this [second edition]…an advanced textbook which incorporates the many substantial changes in our world over the past decade – from the expansion of terrorism to communicative diseases to the role of the Internet in all crises.” – Jonathan Bernstein, President of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc.

The Manager s Guide to Quick Crisis Response

Author: Bruce T. Blythe
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1944480226
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Avoid being “blindsided” by an unexpected emergency or crisis in the workplace – violence, natural disaster, or worse! Bruce Blythe’s The Manager’s Guide to Quick Response in a Crisis: Effective Action in an Emergency offers the time-tested skills that prepare you to act effectively – on behalf of yourself and your co-workers – in the face of threat and chaos. Blythe uses real-world case studies, examples, and checklists to help you be the top-notch leader the situation requires. “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst” sums up Blythe’s philosophy. This short book is the essence of the basic practical counseling that he would give if he were sitting next to you at your desk. To help you figure out what to do next, he offers real-world examples of what has worked – and not worked – in his 30+ years of experience with companies just like yours. With Blythe’s advice, you can act fast to: Find out the accurate facts you need to strategize and implement a response. Compile a checklist of immediate action items. Create a crisis command center (CCC. Select the best people for your action team and determine action steps. . Understand how to make good decisions in a crisis or emergency. . Handle the human side of a traumatic incident. . Set priorities in multiple timeframes. . Establish a “new normal” as everyone phases back into productive work after the incident. To help you take the actions that will make a difference, the book includes: Practical forms, checklists, cases studies, and real-life examples. “Quick Use Response Guide” at the end of each chapter – all four can form a handy pocket guide.

Organizational Resilience

Author: James J. Leflar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439841381
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Moving towards resiliency is more than just implanting policy and procedure; it is a process that takes organizations on a winding path requiring patience and tolerance. A good deal of learning will have to take place during the trip and that is why it is necessary to have patience and tolerate the learning process. Organizational Resilience: Managing the Risks of Disruptive Events - A Practitioner’s Guide provides essential management tools that ensure you will succeed in moving an organization towards becoming more resilient. The book explains organizational resilience and how to manage risk through the use of the ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009 Standard. It outlines a concise, clearly understandable approach to successfully addressing the various challenges and techniques necessary to plan, prepare, and implement organizational resilience management in any organization. The authors cut through the complexities and identify the key issues and methods for successful implementation. They focus on organizational resilience management as an integral component of an overall business and risk management strategy. They also explore how organizational resilience creates value for the organization and can be applied to both the private and public sectors. Building a resilient organization is a cross-disciplinary and cross-functional endeavor; therefore "practitioners" may come from a variety of disciplines, all of which contribute to helping the organization achieve its objectives. This book provides valuable and much-needed guidance that enables practitioners to achieve the desired goals of effective organizational resilience through cost-effective methods.

Everyday Crisis Management

Author: Mark L. Friedman
Publisher: New Decision Press
ISBN: 0971845204
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An action guide that teaches the principles of decision-making and critical action, the techniques here are explained and illustrated by real-life examples (including lessons from 9/11/01) and reinforced through exercises.

High Output Management

Author: Andrew S. Grove
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110197236X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Adaptive Business Continuity A New Approach

Author: David Lindstedt
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1944480412
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Have you begun to question traditional best practices in business continuity (BC)? Do you seem to be concentrating on documentation rather than preparedness? Compliance rather than recoverability? Do your efforts provide true business value? If you have these concerns, David Lindstedt and Mark Armour offer a solution in Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach. This ground-breaking new book provides a streamlined, realistic methodology to change BC dramatically. After years of working with the traditional practices of business continuity (BC) – in project management, higher education, contingency planning, and disaster recovery – David Lindstedt and Mark Armour identified unworkable areas in many core practices of traditional BC. To address these issues, they created nine Adaptive BC principles, the foundation of this book: Deliver continuous value. Document only for mnemonics. Engage at many levels within the organization. Exercise for improvement, not for testing. Learn the business. Measure and benchmark. Obtain incremental direction from leadership. Omit the risk assessment and business impact analysis. Prepare for effects, not causes. Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach uses the analogy of rebuilding a house. After the initial design, the first step is to identify and remove all the things not needed in the new house. Thus, the first chapter is “Demolition” – not to get rid of the entire BC enterprise, but to remove certain BC activities and products to provide the space to install something new. The stages continue through foundation, framework, and finishing. Finally, the last chapter is “Dwelling,” permitting you a glimpse of what it might be like to live in this new home that has been created. Through a wealth of examples, diagrams, and real-world case studies, Lindstedt and Armour show you how you can execute the Adaptive BC framework in your own organization. You will: Recognize specific practices in traditional BC that may be problematic, outdated, or ineffective. Identify specific activities that you may wish to eliminate from your practice. Learn the capability and constraint model of recoverability. Understand how Adaptive BC can be effective in organizations with vastly different cultures and program maturity levels. See how to take the steps to implement Adaptive BC in your own organization. Think through some typical challenges and opportunities that may arise as you implement an Adaptive BC approach.

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

Author: Robert S. Kaplan
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422170012
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Harvard Business School professor and business leader Robert Kaplan presents a process for asking the big questions that will enable you to diagnose problems, change course if necessary, and advance your career.

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

Author: James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332819
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Masterwork on Crisis Communication and Reputation Risk Selected as One of "30 Best Business Books of 2013" Jim Lukaszewski -- nationally recognized PR expert, executive coach, often called America's Crisis Guru, and noted by Corporate Legal Times as one of "28 experts to call when all hell breaks loose" -- advises exactly what to do, what to say, when to say it, and when to do it, while the whole world is watching.The book is endorsed by the Business Continuity Institute. In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, Lukaszewski jump-starts the discussion by clearly differentiating a crisis from other business interruptions and introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style and backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it. Using case studies, examples and templates, he explains how to build a crisis management plan and how to put it into action in the real world of media scrutiny, social media, activists, and litigation. Lukaszewski distills four decades of experience into 10 chapters of field-tested how-to's, practical tools, tips, charts, checklists, forms, and templates and teaches you:How crises create victims;To avoid the toxicity of silence;To overcome the abusive, intrusive and coercive behavior of bloviators, bellyachers, back-bench bitchers, the media, activists and critics;To drive attorneys to settle instead of litigate;Apology is the atomic energy of empathy;Simple, sensible, sincere, constructive, positive techniques to reduce contention and to succeed!Chapter learning objectives; discussion questions; case studies; real-life examples; and glossary facilitate college and professional development classroom use.