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Stand Up for Your Program

Written by  MICHAEL HERRERA

No one can be an effective leader unless he or she believes in the mission of his or her organization and has faith that it is making a valuable contribution. The best leaders go even farther: they are effective advocates for their teams—to themselves, their followers, and the broader community. They know backward and forward the case for why their team’s efforts are worth supporting and can convincingly make it to others. This is as true of being the leader of a BCM team as for being the head of any other kind of group effort; in fact, I believe it is even more true of BCM leaders than for most other types of business leaders, owing to some unique aspects of the business continuity enterprise. This article discusses some of the unique challenges BC programs face in getting outsiders to recognize their value. It also lays out some ways of