What is Crisis Leadership?

By |2020-09-14T16:07:38+00:00September 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

When All Else Fails Revert Back to your Core Values

By |2020-06-15T16:09:27+00:00February 10th, 2020|Core Values, Leadership|

When's the last time you made a mistake? How did you handle it? A couple of weeks ago a member on our team was introduced to someone and made a mistake by referring to them as their competitor. After the initial embarrassment, we knew we needed to apologize, and we had to be prepared for

Is Charlotte Resilient Enough to Survive the Coronavirus?

By |2020-02-11T03:31:15+00:00February 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, International Business, Leadership, Public Health, Risk Management|

There are a number of things people in the Charlotte community have in common, we call the city “uptown” versus “downtown,” we have a love for culinary, and we’re experiencing rapid growth and increased traffic by the day. Additionally, when it comes to our homes and our places of work, everything was manufactured and transported

Vishing

By |2020-01-25T07:17:46+00:00January 25th, 2020|Cyber Security, Information Security, Leadership, Risk Management, Uncategorized, Vishing|

Have you experienced vishing? Voice phishing is a form of criminal phone fraud, using social engineering over the telephone to gain access to private personal and financial information for the purpose of financial reward.  Our team was on the phone with a system provider for Asfalis and the person on the other end of the

What’s in the Middle of Crisis and Culture?

By |2019-06-18T16:16:59+00:00June 18th, 2019|Crisis Management, Culture, Leadership, Resilience, Risk Management|

What are all of the reasons why your workforce would not come to work? Depending on your organization and location, it could be:  Snow storms  High traffic volumes, construction on the roadways or train extensions  A measles or Ebola outbreak  The list can go on and on. However, it’s important to understand the dynamic company

Beyond Readiness: An Interview With Business Resilience Expert Vanessa Vaughn

By |2019-05-06T20:30:14+00:00May 6th, 2019|Leadership|

Written by James Donnelly (J.D.), Director of Issues and Crisis Management • Thought Leadership   Organizations that reach a state of true business and brand resiliency are the ones that are pushing the best-practice boundaries. But what separates business resiliency from crisis readiness? How should organizations apply this concept? To probe these areas, J.D. recently

An Interview with Vanessa Vaughn in Shenzhen China

By |2019-03-21T13:00:42+00:00February 4th, 2018|Entrepreneurship, In the News, International Business, Leadership|

Ironically, nine years ago the passion for Asfalis was derived out of my personal crisis. A tornado with wind speeds exceeding 130 miles per hour totaled my vehicle while I was inside of it. That passion became the fuel that led me out of my comfort zone in corporate America, into the ambiguity of entrepreneurship, and across the

Leadership: Adventure, Passion, Growth

By |2019-03-14T13:36:21+00:00October 2nd, 2016|Leadership|

What is leadership? What does leadership mean to you? How does your leadership style influence others? If your products are "what you do" and your business is "where you work" then it's time for a leadership overhaul. When employees come to work to make a product, meaning they arrive on time, punch the clock,

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