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Welcome to Managing Uncertainty, a podcast series discussing global risk, crisis management, business continuity, and crisis communications. You’ll learn strategies, tactics, and resources about preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all sorts of disruptions and critical moments. Will you be ready to lead through your company’s critical moment?

Welcome to Managing Uncertainty, a podcast series discussing global risk, crisis management, business continuity, and crisis communications. You’ll learn strategies, tactics, and resources about preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all sorts of disruptions and critical moments. Will you be ready to lead through your company’s critical moment?
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Welcome to Managing Uncertainty, a podcast series discussing global risk, crisis management, business continuity, and crisis communications. You’ll learn strategies, tactics, and resources about preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all sorts of disruptions and critical moments. Will you be ready to lead through your company’s critical moment?

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@bryghtpath

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+1.612.235.6435


Episodes

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #87: Over-respond but don't overreact

12/15/2019
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In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser, along with Consultant Bray Wheeler, discuss the need to "over-respond", in a manner of speaking, but not overreacting - when it comes to establishing your crisis management framework and your own importance as a leader within your organization. Related Episodes & Blog Posts Episode #1: Shouldn't we have a plan for alien invasion? Episode #23: Crisis Management is not a pickup game...

Duration:00:20:00

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #86: Make yourself important

12/11/2019
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In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser, along with Consultant Bray Wheeler, discuss making yourself important as your organization's security, continuity, resilience, or disaster recovery leader. //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Related Episodes & Blog Posts Episode #21: I hope you dance Episode #46: Interacting with the C-Suite Episode #84: Making the case to Leadership Episode Transcript Bryan...

Duration:00:31:53

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #85: Rethinking Active Shooter Preparedness & Exercises

12/2/2019
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In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser, along with Consultant Bray Wheeler, revisit the topic of Active Shooter Preparedness & Exercises. Topics discussed include the current active shooter threat, preparedness efforts, active shooter exercises, planning for an active shooter incident, and more. Related Episodes & Blog Posts Episode #5: Leading during an Active Shooter Incident Active Shooter Training - Management...

Duration:00:21:54

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #84: Making the case to Leadership

11/25/2019
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In this edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser submits himself to questioning from Bryghtpath Consultant Bray Wheeler on the topic of how to make the case to leadership to gain new resources, headcount, finances, or approval for a project. Related Episodes & Blog Posts Episode #21: I hope you dance Episode #81: When to bring in a consultant and use them effectively How to sell your business continuity program to senior executives...

Duration:00:30:07

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #83: The Secret Service Report on Targeted School Violence

11/18/2019
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In this edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser and Consultant Bray Wheeler, take on the new report by the United States Secret Service on targeted school violence. Just published in November 2019, this report analyzes more the forty targeted school violence attacks in the United States and provides a detailed base of facts about school violence, as well as an updated methodology and practical guidelines for prevention. The full...

Duration:00:30:44

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #82: Speed in a Crisis

11/11/2019
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In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser discusses the need for rapid decision making and communications during a crisis or incident. Reflecting on a year of crisis exercises, Bryan discusses crisis management, crisis communications, crisis management frameworks, crisis plans, crisis plan annexes, prepared crisis communications messages, holding statements and more. Related Episodes & Blog Posts Episode #4: The Crisis Team...

Duration:00:12:15

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #81: When to bring in a consultant and use them effectively

11/3/2019
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In this week's edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser, along with Consultant Bray Wheeler, discuss when to bring a consultant into your organization to help solve the challenges in front of you - and how to best make use of that time and engagement together. Related Blogs & Episodes 8 things to consider when choosing a business continuity consultant Episode Transcript Speaker 1: Welcome to Managing Uncertainty, a podcast series...

Duration:00:27:24

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #80: The New England Patriots and Rockstar Teams

10/28/2019
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How do you build a rockstar team to drive your resiliency initiatives? Or your cross-functional crisis management team? In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser, along with Consultant Bray Wheeler, take on these questions, using the New England Patriots as an example of how to build a rockstar team. Topics discussed include rockstar talent, working for the greater team, doing your job, helping each other succeed,...

Duration:00:32:13

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #79: The Bryghtpath Global Security Framework

10/21/2019
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In this episode, Bryghtpath Principal & Chief Executive Bryan Strawser walks through the new Bryghtpath Global Security Framework. You could also call it a corporate security framework if that's the frame of reference you prefer to use. During Bryan's career, he spent over 21 years working as a part of the Global Security Team for a Fortune 30 organization, ultimately spending the last six years leading that organization's business continuity, crisis management, and global intelligence...

Duration:00:22:31

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #78: BryghtCast for the week of October 14th, 2019

10/20/2019
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In this episode of our BryghtCast edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast for the week of October 7th, 2019, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser and Consultant Bray Wheeler take a look at current risks and upcoming events: Russia vows to prevent Turkey-Syria clashes U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria as ISIS supporters escape amid alleged Turkish atrocitiesBrexit talks continue amid claims deal close Protests around Target Center escalate, from peaceful chants to fire and...

Duration:00:22:08

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #77: Helping employees recognize signs of potential workplace violence

10/20/2019
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An OSHA report from 2018 notes that nearly two million US workers were the victim of workplace violence in recent years. A similar study from 2014 from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics pointed out that in 2014, 409 individuals were fatally injured in work-related violent attacks that year. Workplace violence was the third leading cause of death in a wide range of professions that year, including healthcare, education, media, and the legal profession. In this episode of the Managing...

Duration:00:11:40

Managing Uncertainty Podcast – Episode #76: BryghtCast for the week of October 7th, 2019

10/20/2019
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In this episode of our BryghtCast edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast for the week of October 7th, 2019, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser and Consultant Bray Wheeler take a look at current risks and upcoming events: Brexit: Deal essentially impossible, No 10 source says after PM-Merkel callTurkey boosts troops on Syrian border after operation warningNBA boss Adam Silver defends freedom of speech amid China row Republicans deliver rare rebuke of Trump, slamming his Syria...

Duration:00:18:54

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode 75: Big Mistakes during a Crisis

10/20/2019
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In this week's edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser, along with Consultant Bray Wheeler, talk about some of the common mistakes we've seen during a critical moment during our consulting and professional careers. Related Episodes & Blog Posts Episode #4: The Crisis Team Episode #17: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Hurricane Season Episode #23: Crisis Management is not a Pickup Game Looking back at the 2017 Hurricane Season Making Decisions in...

Duration:00:32:11

Managing Uncertainty Podcast – Episode #74: BryghtCast for the week of September 30th, 2019

10/20/2019
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In this episode of our BryghtCast edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast for the week of September 30th, 2019, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser and Consultant Bray Wheeler take a look at three current risks and upcoming events: As it happened - Hong Kong protester shot in chest, six live rounds fired on National Day. In Pictures - China's National Day Parade Features Pomp and Artillery China's National Day parade, as it happened 2018 Crime Statistics ReleasedUniform Crime...

Duration:00:22:49

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #73: When you need a friend, it's too late to make one

10/20/2019
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When a major national-scale disaster strikes, neither the public sector - or the private sector - can go it alone. For a private sector organization though, how do you make that first leap into public/private partnerships? Do they really work? How can you get started? In this episode, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser shares his experiences with public/private partnerships in emergency management as a private-sector emergency management leader. Topics discussed include Hurricane...

Duration:00:09:56

Managing Uncertainty Podcast – Episode #72: BryghtCast for the week of September 23rd, 2019

10/20/2019
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In this episode of our BryghtCast edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast for the week of September 23rd, 2019, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser and Consultant Bray Wheeler take a look at three current risks and upcoming events: Tropical Storm Karen UN General Assembly 2019: All the latest updates Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike Episode Transcript Bryan Strawser: Hello and welcome to the Managing Uncertainty Podcast BryghtCast edition...

Duration:00:18:02

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #71: Pet Preparedness

10/20/2019
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In this week's edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser continues with the theme of National Preparedness Months and talks about the topic of pet preparedness. Topics discussed include steps you should take to ensure that you have incorporated pet preparedness into your family's emergency planning, including specific actions you can take today to ensure that you are prepared to evacuate safely with your pets in the event of a disruption or...

Duration:00:11:32

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #70: BryghtCast for the week of September 16th, 2019

10/20/2019
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In this episode of our BryghtCast edition of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast for the week of September 16th, 2019, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser and Consultant Bray Wheeler take a look at two current risks and upcoming events: US, Saudi Military Forces Failed to Detect Attack on Oil Facilities Satellite photos of Saudi oil strikes show surgical precisionFive-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Episode Transcript Bryan...

Duration:00:17:15

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #69: National Preparedness Month

10/20/2019
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September each year in the United States is National Preparedness Month (NPM). National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote personal, family, and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The program is managed through The Ready Campaign, an effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser discusses National Preparedness Month and...

Duration:00:09:59

Managing Uncertainty Podcast - Episode #68: Reduction in Force

10/20/2019
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How should an organization go about planning for a reduction in force, or RIF? Certainly, there are a number of considerations that need to go into the planning process, including coordinated upfront planning, the number of impacted personnel, the identification of high-risk individuals in the impacted employees, and more. In this episode of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast, Bryghtpath Principal & CEO Bryan Strawser provides perspective on his experience with reductions in force - and the...

Duration:00:11:34