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A unique book on building the resilient organisation in the world of disaster recovery and business continuity when brand reputation is lost for whatever reason. Its launch is planned for 2013.
Written by renowned business author Lynda King Taylor working in conjunction with worldwide disaster recovery and business continuity management organisations, 'Managing meltdown and controlling chaos' will be the first book on this critical subject written to appeal to a broad business audience in addition to industry experts.
It is planned for launch with its core theme on crisis leadership essential in defending and sustaining the brand against sudden shock.
Taylor, the author, says "The demands are
growing on public and private sector
organisations to prove they have processes
in place to maintain continuous impressive
performance 365 days a year, regardless of
unusual internal or external chaos or
was that business resilience and
critical incident recovery more demanded
than in London in the aftermath of the
terrorism attacks and atrocities in the
summer of 2005. Over recent years and
current climate we all have witnessed woes
and critical chaos - with blundering
businesses, banks and brands, Government and
governance, having to restore and recover
their reputation and respect with customers,
clients and communities as well as stake and
shareholders. To sink or swim, strengthen
and survive are Olympian organisational and
corporate challenges post 2012."
Managing Meltdown and Controlling Chaos contains fascinating real life case histories written in a novelesque style, the book is expected to become a bestseller. A television series, CD-Rom, audio book, and interactive web site are also planned.
David Dowse, Regional Manager,
South East Europe
organisation worked with Lynda on her highly
successful books in the UK's Sunday Times
Business Skills series and we know Lynda is
not your average author. She has a knack of
persuading those in the know to part with
what they know and her client
credibility in this area is
second-to-none. This will be a book no one
who cares about the survival of their
business can afford to miss."
meticulously researched case history story board
will focus on different types of organisational
chaos from around the world - and highlight
lessons to be learned.
The author, Lynda King Taylor, whose previous books have included Not For Bread Alone, Corporate Excellence in the Year 2000, and two bestsellers in the Sunday Times Business Skills series, is working closely with major organisations in the field, who have agreed to provide exclusive access to material from their members world-wide. A series of international seminars and events based on the book is already in the pipeline.
Apart from being a cracking good read, the book will be one that all CEOs will demand their senior managers learn from. It will be a call to action among both corporate and public leaders on the need to focus on disaster mitigation and preparation, and crucially it will raise global awareness of business continuity planning and the many expert agencies available to help.
"Secondary impact has caused an unease and uncertainty that most people are feeling about the state of modern society and business."
The tragic events in New York and Washington in September 2001 brought home to countless companies and millions of managers the importance of planning for catastrophe and crises - including disasters that seem far-fetched. It is not just the very large companies that have been flooding the global business continuity experts with calls; smaller firms too have woken up to the fact that good business recovery planning might be the saving of their business.
Many of the grand global corporations now realise that even good disaster recovery plans are of little value if they are not tested, kept up to date, and built to respond to changing world conditions.
Although many companies caught in the American terrorist disasters had robust contingency plans and were able to recover quickly, some did not even have the basics in place, such as making sure that contact lists of staff and customers were kept up to date and duplicated off the premises.
Others, including many financial companies, were running back-up systems that were not even inoculated against latest viruses. Secondary impact has caused an unease and uncertainty that most people are feeling about the state of modern society.
Business continuity management should be at the heart of every organisation's business strategy. It is the lifeline when disaster dawns.......
The time to act is yesterday.......
Not withstanding the global atrocities, many of the calamities and crises in the book have been more cataclysmic than needs be due to management incompetence, capitalist complacency, corporate carelessness, conceit and customer contempt.
case studies reveal the individual turbulence and
trauma, revulsion and rivalries, arrogance and
arse-licking, errors and emotions that can explode
with corporate catastrophe & chaos, changing
cultures and managing meltdown.
Lynda's book covers managing catastrophe and its secondary impact over a wide range of crises now facing anyone in management, not only the business continuity and disaster recovery professionals. This unique book will show that, whatever the disaster, the time to act is yesterday.
Organisations being honourable and honest.......
the book's core is the personal drama that
senior managers have to confront when they know
deep down their organisation is not equipped to
manage a calamitous catastrophe or control
chaotic events - whether caused internally or
externally, intentionally or accidentally -
or simply the Boardroom taking their eye off the
ball and losing sight of their customers,
clients and communities, vision and
" This is a book no
one who cares about the survival of their
business can afford to miss."
Top UK business author Lynda King Taylor is working with international organisations on her next book.
A 'must have' read - not just for the professionals, but for all those serving in global business as well as students of international management priorities, practice and process.
Photo courtesy CNN
"The book draws together leading global
CEO's, politicians, experts & commentators to
identify how we can better improve
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continuity management ................
A special chapter
contains coverage on combating the dirty war on
eco crime and environmental terrorism whether
accidental or caused through organised criminal
involvement. Special regard is given to the
criminal threats to environmental security taking
place cross-border in the newly enlarged European
Union. Addressing one of the most challenging
areas currently facing international security,
this book will also contain the most dynamic and
dramatic thinking on threats potentially affecting
the well-being of citizens, customers and
communities worldwide.There will also be material
"A book that discusses the crisis leadership that is vital for organisations defending and sustaining their brand against sudden shock."
Sponsorship opportunities exist for this new book, its case study content and related multi-media opportunities. Companies and organisations with legitimate expertise and interest in the field of critical incident and risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery will be considered for inclusion.
Interested parties should contact the author Lynda King Taylor.
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