Disaster and Contingency Planning Lessons from the ICU

Lead Change Blog

In a hospital, lives are saved or lost long before patients’ treatment plans are written and implemented. Planning is Impersonal. Are you a leader tasked with planning for routine operations along with the response when routines are disrupted in ways big or small? When Plans Fail. It’s inaccurate to accuse Memorial Hospital of not having a disaster plan. If you are a line employee, acquaint yourself with your organization’s contingency and disaster plans.

Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While this is understandable, it is nonetheless naive, and it constitutes a major flaw in the business logic of most strategic plans. This is so much the case that the most often overlooked aspect of strategic planning is adequately addressing contingencies as part of the planning process. Smart leaders view obstacles as a constant rather than a variable, and incorporate that thinking into their planning.


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How Contingency Plans Cause People to Perform Worse and Try Less

Leadership Freak

Will Smith said, “There is no reason to have plan “B” because it distracts from plan “A”. Jihae Shin and Katherine Milkman, from Wharton School research found that merely thinking about a backup… Continue reading → Decisions courageous leaders Leadership Leadership Development

Succession Planning or Contingency Planning

Rapid BI

Succession Planning or Contingency Planning - Succession Planning or Contingency Planning is often talked about, but often considered too complex and expensive for many organizations or businesses to understand & put in action Related posts: Strategic Analysis and Planning Five ways to make leadership succession planning work Counter Offers, Human Capital & Retention.

The Complete List of Reasons Leaders Fail

Leadership Freak

The paranoid think about what could go wrong and make contingency plans. Leading contingency plans Leadership organizational values Top 12 reasons leaders fail: Neglecting culture. Culture building is job-one for all leaders. Lack of paranoia. Bitterness, grudges, and resentment. People fail. Successful leaders allow fresh starts. Task rather than people focus. Accepting complexity. Lack of political awareness. Successful leaders build relationships […].

Do Leaders Need to Change Their Plans to Address the New COVID-19 Strains?

Lead Change Blog

Should leaders pivot their plans due to the possible impact of the new COVID strains – coming from the UK, South Africa, and elsewhere , and discovered across the US – on their businesses? Yet another element of these brand-new strains should make you much more ready to change your plans: they’re a lot more infectious. Review your most current business continuity plan to prepare for the Spring and Summer.

Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

Others, full of optimism, forge ahead with gusto, experience meteoric success, and later face a precipitous change in fortune due to a circumstance that could have been planned for. For career and business success, it’s worth pursuing a middle ground—one where we take calculated risks but have a fallback strategy in case Plan A craters. I found myself wondering if better contingency planning could have mitigated the damage. Some people miss out on life’s opportunities.

Your CEO Succession Plan Can’t Wait

Harvard Business

63% of private companies don’t have a contingency plan in place. Succession planning Boards Leadership transitions Digital Article

Leadership Lessons from the Navy

Skip Prichard

Whether you are new to studying leadership or have practiced and studied it for many years, I am sure you will benefit and enjoy the leadership lessons today’s post provides. Leadership is about showing patience, kindness, mercy, caring, and, yes, love.”-Mark

10 Leadership Lessons From My Favorite Clint Eastwood Movie Quotes

N2Growth Blog

At my firm , we help clients develop strategies and create the contingency plans needed, if certain scenarios begin to emerge. ” Gran Torino (2008) : Great leadership requires all kinds of skills and behaviors. And, as importantly, I hope that you gained some value from the leadership advice that can be derived from each one of the quotes. Leadership Management Jim Kerr leadership leadership development

Aim Higher: Leadership during a time of crisis

Skip Prichard

Leadership isn’t like that. The nature of crisis management is that you can’t plan ahead for them. Yes, we have business contingency planning but a true crisis is often completely unexpected.). So, if we can’t plan, how do we react? My panel on this week’s “Aim Higher” podcast talks about how they tackle leadership issues during times of crisis. A few of these leaders join me in a panel discussion on crisis leadership. Lead through Crisis.

Reel Leadership: 24 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Joseph Lalonde

This sets us up for plenty of leadership lessons and quotes from the Avengers. That’s a fact of life, and leadership. And yet he laid out an amazing leadership quote. Have a backup plan : The Scarlet Witch was able to touch the Hulk and unleash his rage. Tony Stark knows this is trouble but he had a backup plan… He knew he had to call on Veronica. Think of a contingency plan and have one ready in case you need it.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Prince

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Little Prince is a Netflix original movie based on the novella of the same name. The Little Prince contains a massive amount of leadership lessons for the viewer. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Prince. Be prepared for the unexpected – Leadership lessons from The Little Prince Click To Tweet. Life plans aren’t meant to be set in stone: The Mother desired for The Little Girl to get into Werth Acadamie.

7 Ways to Manage Change

Skip Prichard

That’s one of the important points made this week by my panel of leadership experts as we discussed how leaders need to approach the topic of change. Neither fight nor flight are appropriate leadership responses to that key requirement. Plan the change.

4 Steps for Making Change Happen

Great Leadership By Dan

Step 2: Have a plan for getting initial buy-in (include contingencies) Make sure your proposal takes into account all these legitimate concerns and potential dangers surrounding change. Make sure you have a plan for getting everyone affected by the change on board including a contingency for what you''ll do if people turn against you later on. Anticipate all possible objections and create contingency plans for anything that could go wrong.

When in Doubt, Rehearse!

N2Growth Blog

Lately I’ve seen several leaders trip over the unexpected outcome of a grand plan. It not only gave me an opportunity to learn the logic of play calling but it taught me how to consider risk and plan for unexpected outcomes. Still, that’s an important part of leadership-showing others the potential futures and demonstrating you can lead them through it regardless of the outcome. Leadership And Contingency Planning.

Change Leadership: Overcoming Change Fatigue and Organizational Burnout

Strategy Driven

Piloting, prototyping, and contingency planning before a change can save weeks or even years of rework. You just finished reading Change Leadership: Overcoming Change Fatigue and Organizational Burnout ! The post Change Leadership: Overcoming Change Fatigue and Organizational Burnout appeared first on StrategyDriven. Change Management business leadership business management Ellen R. For any business, large or small, corporate change is critical for survival.

7 Ways Overconfidence is Sabotoging Your Career

Let's Grow Leaders

Lather, rinse, repeat is not a leadership strategy. Leadership is never handled. You’ve Got No Plan B. You’re so confident you’re on the fast track, you stop networking or creating contingency plans. When you think you know what to do, it’s easy to ignore data that doesn’t fit your plan. Frank is bright, confident, with an MBA from a top 25 and a long-track record of success. He moved up quickly and has a wall full of awards.

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What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

make detailed plans before I start OR __handle problems as they arise. When you have 3 on the table, turn to "structured" colleagues and discuss what needs to happen and contribute contingency plans. Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. Yet in a recent survey of 5,000 only 1 in 4 people believe they are living up to their creative potential.

Some Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It''s also used to articulate the challenges an organization has, enabling contingency plans. Organizational (leadership, accountability, commitment, engagement). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization''s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The purpose of using the SWOT tool is to uncover or reveal the organization''s competitive advantages, and what opportunities (sales, profitability) to capitalize upon.


Fear Of Change And 5 Ways To Overcome It

Tanveer Naseer

All authentic change goes through three stages: 1) Anticipation 2) Regression 3) Consolidation Anticipation is the exciting stage of change where we anticipate the benefits and make our transitional plans. Step 2: Have a plan for getting initial buy-in (include contingencies) Make sure your plan or proposal takes into account all the legitimate concerns and potential dangers surrounding change. Create consensus by presenting your plan to colleagues and stakeholders.

7 Ways to Help Your Team Deal with Ambiguity

Let's Grow Leaders

If times of uncertainty don’t lead to your shining moments of leadership brilliance, acknowledge that. Find a trusted advisor (could even be a team member) who finds change and ambiguity exhilarating to help you with your plan. Brainstorm those possibilities and develop contingency plans.

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The Fear of the Finger

Nathan Magnuson

I’m afraid I’ve come to recognize a serious leadership deficit today in America. The great tragedy is that the opportunity for true leadership, the kind that welcomes responsibility and takes courageous and necessary risks in spite of the unknown – that kind of leadership, has never been in higher demand. Worse still, the kind of leadership that takes a stand is exactly the prerequisite to rallying others to unite and follow.

Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It's also used to articulate the challenges an organization has, enabling contingency plans. Organizational (leadership, accountability, commitment, engagement). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The purpose of using the SWOT tool is to uncover or reveal the organization's competitive advantages, and what opportunities (sales, profitability) to capitalize upon.

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6 Mantras That Will Set You Apart as a Genuine Leader

Lead from Within

Here are some thoughts to help launch you toward your own leadership league: 1. If you are to be truly successful, your leadership must be grounded in self-awareness and authenticity. Strategic planning–the process of translating vision into realistic business strategies–provides you with a structure to balance long-term goals with immediate needs, update plans to reflect changing circumstances, and develop contingency plans for the wider range of possibilities.

Research Shows a Simple Way to Increase Your Engagement at Work

Harvard Business

energy, enthusiasm, and focus), much of the popular narrative has focused on organizational factors such as job design, leadership, or culture. We found that increasing your engagement and productivity at work could be as simple as making a plan for the day. But these positive effects depended on what type of plan employees used and how many interruptions or disruptions they faced in their day-to-day work. Putting your daily plans to work. Juj Winn/Getty Images.

This Word Unleashes Change & Innovation

N2Growth Blog

Smart leadership creates an environment where yes is not viewed as a weakness, but as an opportunity. By helping people refine their thinking you’re in essence clarifying your expectations, developing them in the process, and advancing the ball at the same time – this is simply good leadership. Where leadership is concerned, a slow “yes” is often more instructive, and ultimately much more productive than a fast “no.”

Great by Choice

Leading Blog

Fear and worry is channeled into preparation, contingency plans, buffers and margins of safety. 10X Leadership Behaviors. It is not mainly a matter of what happens to them but a matter of what they create, what they do, and how well they do it. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. It is a defeatist attitude to think that luck or circumstances primarily make you what you are. Luck, both good and bad happen to us all.

4 Lessons from the Toyota Crisis

Leading Blog

It’s not about PR strategies, or charismatic leadership, or vision, or any specific action by any individual. Thoroughly consider alternative solutions, then pick a path, develop a detailed plan, and execute with discipline and energy. Therefore, the chief questions to ask yourself about how your company will respond in a crisis are not contingency plans and policies, but about your culture and your people.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Building Better Companies after COVID-19

HR Digest

UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP. The coronavirus crisis has shown there’s a leadership deficit around the world. Within organizations, many have formulated contingency plans to avoid COVID-19 disruptions.

Four Things to Remember When Change Hits “Upside the Head”

You're Not the Boss of Me

We anticipate it; study it; plan for it; and, if we are smart (or lucky), we make it happen or respond to it with strength, a sense of purpose and a clear head. The trauma brought about by such change happens every day to countless people, people without contingency plans, or any idea how they are going to cope with what has happened to them. Change Management Leadership Leadership Development Leading Change change leadership Change resilience Emotions

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Provide leadership. Plan for the future. When your business has contingency plans for future scenarios you will seldom be caught by surprise. Most successful businesses have planned responses to most scenarios because they took the time to think “What If”. Plans are in writing to address inventories and reducing surplus. Legal compliance and precautions plan is annually updated, with measurable goals.

Book Review: “Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All”

The Practical Leader

They channel their fear and worry into action, preparing, developing contingency plans, building buffers, and maintaining large margins of safety." " management Built to Last Good to Great Great by Choice Harvard Business School Jim Collin's leadership Morten HansenThis is a very timely, inspiring, and practical book for leading in turbulent times.

5 Ways the Best Companies Close the Strategy-Execution Gap

Harvard Business

In our experience at Bain & Company, however, this strategy-to-performance gap is rarely the result of shortcomings in implementation; it is because the plans are flawed from the start. Too many companies still follow a “Plan-then-Do” approach to strategy: The organization works tirelessly to create its best forecasts about the future market and competitive landscape. The Plan-then-Do approach is obsolete – even dangerous. James Balog/Getty Images.

As Promised – Very Long Post on Managing Remote Teams | Survive.

Survive Your Promotion

Spend some time using the SMART goal planning process so that you know you and your team are on the same page about what’s important and when it’s due. If I’ve finished my work for the week and am planning to head out for a long weekend, why should I stop and help a team member with a project that doesn’t actually count towards my own goals? Survive Your Promotion!

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10 Communication Tips for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Bonus - Always have a Plan B : Another component of communications strategy that is rarely discussed is how to prevent a message from going bad, and what to do when does. It’s called being prepared and developing a contingency plan. link] Poul Andreassen It is an amazing articles on leadership, which actually takes the meaning of leadership to new aspect. link] Skip Weisman Mike, This is a great article on leadership communication.

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Lead/”Beek”/Run – Love, kindness & bringing it “all” to the “mat”

Anese Cavanaugh

Quick preview: a 60 day blog series integrating energy/leadership development with my personal aha’s/experiences from doing a Bikram Yoga Challenge while training for a 1/2 Marathon all at the same time. I get some serious clarity when I push myself physically, and integrate business, leadership & the body. from Anese Leadership TipsI thought I’d do something very different on this blog for a bit. Consider this an experiment on multiple levels.

How to write an internal communications plan and strategy

Rapid BI

Internal communications Plan. Increasingly Human Resources (HR) or Organizational Development (OD) teams are being asked to drive and deliver internal communications, but what is an internal communications plan and how do you go about writing and applying one? Why have internal communications plans? An effective approach to developing an internal communication plan starts not with what we need to do, but why we need to do it. Example plan matrix. Plan, announce.

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

Harvard Business

” Have a Plan B — and don’t wait for a crisis to use it. An effective contingency plan lets you consistently deliver at work and at home — and reduces your stress significantly. Working parenthood is a tough managerial, leadership, and personal challenge for anyone, regardless of how gifted or hard-working they are — and it lasts for a full 18 years, or more.

When Change Hits “Upside the Head”

You're Not the Boss of Me

We anticipate it; study it; plan for it; and, if we are smart (or lucky), we make it happen or respond to it with strength, a sense of purpose and a clear head. The trauma brought about by such change happens every day to countless people, people without contingency plans, or any idea how they are going to cope with what has happened to them. link] LeadershipNews: A Leadership Crisis or a Branding Issue?

3 Emerging Market Risks Companies Should Watch for in 2018

Harvard Business

Top leaders tend to focus more on status updates than on contingency planning. This means that many emerging market risks get cut from the senior leadership agenda. When it comes to risk in Mexico, companies are paying attention to the fraught NAFTA negotiations, but not the domestic politics that could damage business plans far sooner than any NAFTA changes. miragec/Getty Images.

Should Leaders Go on Vacation?

Harvard Business Review

he was decrying the sorry state of leadership, not asking about particular places. President Obama is not the only one having to decide whether to cut or modify vacation plans at a challenging moment. Are there continuity, backup, and contingency plans? Barack Obama Leadership Work life balanceWhen former auto executive Lee Iaccoca titled a book, " Where Have All the Leaders Gone ?"

Managers, What's Your Plan For Climate Change?

Harvard Business Review

As a result, these leaders conveyed the strength of leadership and values-based decision making that is commonly recognized as good for business. In talking to friends and clients about the storm, it appears there are some common leadership behaviors which inspired confidence among employees. The time to come up with contingency plans like these is not when hurricane force winds are bearing down on your city.