Quite often when asked to describe the crisis we can trace it back to the point of possibily preventing it from ever happening. Here are a few simple examples:
- Running out of gas – When do you fill the gas tank? When the gauge says E and you have to search for a gas station when you are late? Or when it shows a half or quarter?
- Power goes out – Do you have an emergency kit with a flashlight located in key rooms?
- Missing a flight – When did you pack? That day or several days before? Did you use a list so nothing was forgotten? When did you leave for the airport?
- A key contributor leaves – Do you have a formal succession plan in place to easily fill vacancies or do you now have to undergo a long search leaving this key position vacant?