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Episode 89: The Four Vectors of Risk – Risk Management Strategies to Follow in 2022

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I sat down with James Donnelly of M Booth Public Relations to discuss our thoughts on the unique challenges emergency managers will be facing in a post-pandemic world. Together we came up with four vectors of risk that leaders in our field should be aware of to prepare for any scenario in 2022.

The four vectors of risk are top-down risks, bottom-up risks, inside-out risks, and outside-in risks. For a more in-depth explanation and discussion questions of each vector, please visit

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to approach the four vectors of risk
  • Why there’s usually a shift in leadership after a disaster
  • Why you should have a personnel contingency plan that includes building leadership from the bottom up 
  • How to maintain a steady stream of talent at all times to be prepared for a personnel shift
  • What employees value about the companies they work for – and how they’re holding them accountable
  • How systems, industries, and society as a whole have shifted during the pandemic and what to expect post-pandemic

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Vanessa Mathews, host

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe’s Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jon Seals, producer

Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting.

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