Dennis believes the application of proven crisis management techniques coupled with effective leadership can mitigate the worst impacts of a crisis and provide the foundations for recovery: what some sports commentators call ‘bounce-back ability’.
He says: “Leadership can be judged in a brutal fashion. The world is changing at a furious pace particularly in communications – crisis leaders must respond to this changing landscape and develop an intuitive, but structured defence”.
The person who has to take the helm when crisis hits is in a uniquely vulnerable position – Dennis has got your back!
Dennis speaks on Thursday 8th November at 2.05pm.
Emma Perry, Associate Director at Crisis Solutions, is also speaking at the conference. In a talk entitled ‘Finding Black Swans through scenario analysis and war gaming’ she looks at the significance of scenario planning in a crisis manager’s arsenal.
She believes that for an organization to survive and prosper, managers must anticipate how the external environment may change, and adapt their business activities accordingly.
Perry will develop a theme called ‘weak signals’ - everyday disruptions that are often ignored and, until a crisis occurs, appear to have no connection.
She says: “No one should take a series of near misses as a sign of sound decision-making when they may be early warning signs of a major disaster in the making”.
Emma speaks on Wednesday 7th November at 1.15pm.
Crisis Solutions will be launching two exciting new products at the BCM World Conference - be sure to visit their stand to find out more.
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