Emergency responders are trained to make quick decisions that will protect people and save lives when a natural or man-made disaster occurs. And this is a skill that comes in handy for anyone running a small business.
Major disasters, such as earthquakes and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, are rare. Smaller disasters, such as server failure, burst pipes and fires however happen almost every day. Companies often prepare for the worst but forget that everyday crisis, which can be just as crippling to one’s livelihood.
When crisis strikes, having a plan and being able to put it into immediate action can mean the difference between staying open to service the needs of your customers and community or shutting down for a few days.
The ability to properly lead becomes increasingly difficult in times of disaster. So in addition to making a preparedness plan, it’s also a good idea to discover ways to take charge while staying focused on what’s important—the safety of your employees and clients, and a speedy recovery for your business.
To help managers and owners, Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live online discussion on Tuesday, June 11 with former FEMA Administrator David R. Paulison. He’ll talk about joining FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, how he managed the leadership challenges, and will provide tips on how to become a capable manager who is prepared for any kind of disaster
WHAT: ”Leading With Resilience During a Disaster—A presentation led by David R. Paulison , former FEMA Administrator, followed by a Q&A session
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
HOW: Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/927724801
Business owners are also invited to visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips.