96: Build an Emergency Plan for Your Business with Liz Kislik (Part 1)

What would you do with your business if…. there is an earthquake, or a tsunami, or a pandemic where we all get locked at home and can’t go to our offices or meet with other team members. Sound familiar?

The importance of having an emergency plan for your businesses has been shoved rudely to the front of your consciousnesses. If you don’t build one now, you can’t really blame anyone else when the time might come when you need it.

In this episode Liz Kislik breaks down exactly how to formulate your lists of “What would we do if” and the suitable reactions for situations where you no longer have access to your premises, your computers or your team members. If you want to be clear-headed with a plan of action for every possible and impossible situation, this is the episode you need to listen to right now.

My Guest: Liz Kislik

Liz Kislik is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and she consults for clients such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Comcast, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children. Her specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces. Her TEDx talk, “Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It,” has been viewed over 140,000 times.

Kislik’s articles have been included in Harvard Business Press books The Harvard Business Review Guide to Motivating People, The Harvard Business Review Guide to Dealing with Difficult People, and The Harvard Business Review Guide to Power and Impact. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Download and the Washington Post’s Work Advice column, and she has also written for the European Financial Review and the Forward.

Kislik has been interviewed for The Muse, European CEO magazine, The Financial Times Ignites, and Thrive Global, and has presented multiple highly rated appearances for The World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS), the world’s largest online summit for executive coaches. She is also a frequent podcast guest. Kislik is a graduate of Yale University and earned an MBA in Management from NYU.


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About the author, Estie Rand

I love turning ideas into money, and helping others do the same. I help small business owners with everything from marketing to fiscal management, business plans to staffing, database architecture to work/life balance coaching and I love it all! What do you need help with today?