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Crisis Management with an Equity Lens – Episode 73

By |2021-10-12T16:36:32-05:00October 12th, 2021|In the News|

Episode 73: Crisis Management with an Equity Lens Vanessa is on her own and speaking truth to power in this episode on crisis management and the ongoing racial-justice crisis. Directing her remarks toward people responsible for diversity and inclusion at their organizations, as well as forward-thinking business continuity and risk management professionals, she lays out

Team Development Smart Practices

By |2021-10-07T11:20:25-05:00October 7th, 2021|Culture, Leadership|

Originally published on the International Association of Emergency Managers September 2021 bulletin. Written by Dan Rector, M.S., CEM, Business Resilience Advisor, Asfalis Advisors. Introduction Leadership and team development are more art than science.  The variability of human experiences makes it nearly impossible to assign a one size fits all model to them.  What is seen

What is Crisis Leadership?

By |2020-09-14T16:07:38-05:00September 14th, 2020|Crisis Management, Culture, Leadership|

Over the course of my career, I have been asked to create disruption and chaos, in a simulated environment, to provide a greater awareness of leadership obstacles and opportunities. From sounding fire alarms to see how quickly employees evacuate; simulating hurricanes to see how facilities teams prepare and protect the organizations assets; facilitating disaster recovery

10-Step Guide for Governments to Help Businesses Survive A Crisis

By |2020-07-28T01:28:20-05:00July 26th, 2020|Business Continuity, Crisis Management|

To say state and local governments have been overwhelmed with the onset of the COVID-19 and economic crisis and the long-term impacts of it, is an understatement. The response to reopen the United States in phases has created additional challenges with the pandemic recovery efforts, and people’s lives are at stake.  As the federal government

Greater Womens Business Council Radio: Open for Business an Interview with Vanessa Mathews of Asfalis Advisors

By |2020-06-17T12:55:53-05:00June 17th, 2020|In the News|

  Intro: [00:00:04] Broadcasting live from the Business RadioX Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, it's time for GWBC Radio's Open for Business. Now, here's your host. Lee Kantor: [00:00:18] Lee Kantor here. Another episode of GWBC's Open for Business. And this is going to be a good one. Today, I have with me Vanessa Vaughn Mathews.

Crisis Management … What Can You do About Racism?

By |2020-07-28T14:11:38-05:00June 7th, 2020|Business Continuity, Core Values, Coronavirus, Crisis Management, Crisis Management Speaker, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Resilience, Risk Management|

Welcome to episode #047 of the Business Resilience DECODED podcast with Vanessa Vaughn Mathews.  Earlier this year, I published a podcast on Crisis Leadership that discusses the four principles every crisis leader should apply as crisis situations escalate. Many subscribers were able to immediately apply those leadership principles to better protect and serve their people

What is Business Continuity?

By |2020-04-26T23:13:13-05:00April 26th, 2020|Business Continuity|

Most people who invest their time, talent and treasure into starting a company do not want it to fail. Over the years, you’ve poured resources into your organization and made countless sacrifices for it. Without a comprehensive business continuity strategy, a crisis can bring down what you’ve worked so hard to create. One of the

What is Risk Management?

By |2020-04-26T23:07:59-05:00April 26th, 2020|Risk Management|

When something seems overwhelming, it feels easier to put it on the back burner. “I’ll get to it later,” you say to yourself. Hey, we get it. You know you have to understand—and address—the risks your company faces. But where do you start? You start with Asfalis Advisors. One of the most important services we provide at

What is Crisis Management?

By |2020-04-26T23:17:17-05:00April 26th, 2020|Crisis Management|

Ever heard the adage, “Forewarned is forearmed”? It simply means that when you understand potential dangers, you have a distinct advantage in tackling them successfully over those who do not. That’s at the very heart of what we do at Asfalis Advisors. Our purpose, every day, is to help leaders create or strengthen their legacy,

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