Articles by Tony Jaques
Dr Tony Jaques is an internationally recognised authority on issue and crisis management and author of Crisis Proofing: How to save your company from disaster, which advocates the importance of crisis prevention and the direct involvement of senior executives. He is Director of Issue Outcomes P/L, and was formerly Asia-Pacific Issue Manager for a multinational company, with responsibility for issue and crisis management across the region. He is a frequent conference presenter on issue and crisis management and has run professional workshops in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and throughout Asia. He also teaches at two universities in Victoria.
Why Crisis Management is a Boardroom Responsibility
The single most important recent development in crisis management is the growing recognition that responsibility for this critical function lies absolutely with the board and top executives. While there surely is no shortage of agenda items jostling for board attention, there is ample evidence that leaders who ignore the new crisis management best practice are placing their organisation at serious risk. Most importantly, potential damage from a crisis applies to organisations of all types and all sizes.