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Volume 32, Issue 3

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Monday, 29 December 2014 06:00

The Usual Suspects

Written by  Jim Sharp

Stay in our profession for any length of time and you’ll soon get a feel for the various mindsets that often prevail throughout the populations and organizations we try so hard to serve. In some ways it’s understandable. No one wants to believe they have a need for emergency/contingency planning because, well, no one wants to believe anything bad will happen to them. It’s not a very popular subject for dinner conversation, akin to funeral planning or life insurance. Very few people enjoy sitting down around the table, whether it is a kitchen table or boardroom table, talking about all the different hazards to which they might be vulnerable. We don’t like to dwell on how our loved ones, or the organizations to which we’ve devoted so much of our time and energy, might one day find themselves in harm’s way. It takes a certain amount of humility to come