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The Pathology of Leadership Error in Crisis

Self-Inflicted Leadership Crisis Response Failure Behaviors

1. Surprise: Stems from the U.S. management culture developed over the last 40 years which stresses the invincibility of managers and leaders based on extensive monitoring and data collection to the exclusion of many traditional (historic?) management beliefs, actions, concerns and functions. Today’s prevailing attitude is that smart managers are unlikely to suffer a crisis.

The unintended consequence of this delusion is that much necessary readiness activity never takes place.

Part of the surprise crisis always brings is related to the almost immediate realization by these smart leaders that readiness has suffered in an environment of management omnipotence and over optimism about inherent response capabilities.

The lesson: The smarter they are the harder and faster they fall.

The outcome is: The refusal to believe that things are serious, i.e. not wanting to look too concerned in the eyes and gossip of peers.

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FREE CHAPTER: Governance in the Resilient Organization

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In the first 15 chapters of Jim Burtles' book, you learn how and why you might approach the development and delivery of a successful and effective business continuity (BC) program. This process has involved exploring the tools, techniques, and products. By now, you should be in a position to practice this discipline in a professional manner, and this book has focused on the detail level at which BC is expected to operate and prove to be beneficial. Now, in this chapter, intended for both the experienced BC practitioner and a person entering the profession, you have a chance to look upwards and outwards to see where  BC fits within your organization’s hierarchy and how it might filter upwards and penetrate downwards, as BC is integrated into your corporate culture.

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If your organization is starting out on Business Continuity Management, the enormity of the tasks that lie ahead of you can seem overwhelming. That is why it is crucially important to get the scope right, to set realistic limits for the early projects, and to put these within an overall program that will eventually lead to an integrated, comprehensive approach to protect the total assets of the enterprise. The only way to eat the Business Continuity elephant is “a bite at a time.” This FREE chapter shows how to prepare and manage YOUR business continuity project.

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Handling Bullies in the Workplace: Practical Tips from an Expert, by Dr. Vali Hawkins-Mitchell

Bullies can range from a person who is an arrogant jerk to someone dangerously violent. They are mean, intentionally dangerous, unconscionable people. And for those of us in the workplace, the problem is that many of them have day jobs. Freedom from Bullying in the Workplace Week is October 16-22, 2016. Bullying isn’t a topic I enjoy writing about, but do I care about it. I care about freedom from being a victim. Victims have no choices, but I do and you do!

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Welcome to the Rothstein Publishing blog (formerly Business Survival)

First of all, if you don't recognize this, it's because Rothstein Associates Inc. and Rothstein Publishing are excited to announce that we've relaunched the former Business Survival(tm) blog. If you're reading this, it's because you're already a confirmed subscriber to our blog. Remember this? Rothstein Catalog on Disaster RecoveryNow, look for this! Rothstein Publishing So, what's new? Lots! For starters, our principal website,, is totally new.

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