AS WE EMERGE FROM A GLOBAL PANDEMIC PAST
- LANCE MORTLOCK
Informed by over two decades of experience helping clients around the world solve their most complex strategic problems, with Disaster Proof, Lance Mortlock distills cutting-edge research, high-level management theory, and real-world examples to show how scenario planning can help any business be more resilient, build shock absorbers, and take control of its destiny.
YEARS AS A STRATEGIC
ORGANIZATIONS LOCATED IN
11 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
POINTS OF VIEW
PRAISE FOR DISASTER PROOF
How does your business prepare for accelerating risk and uncertainty?
How do you keep on top of the massive volumes of information and data in the external world?
Have you stretched your strategic thinking and mental models enough to consider the worst-case scenario?
Is your strategy properly stress-tested and validated?
Disaster-Proof pulls back the curtain on a powerful tool that has been in use by the world’s leading corporations for decades -- scenario planning -- and offers a practical and immediately actionable guide to this urgent and oft-overlooked aspect of management strategy.
It’s a practical how-to book that’s written for strategy teams in government and business, as well as planners, consultants, senior executives, and board members who need to ask better questions and think about uncertainty, risk, and strategy.
“As a professor for over 30 years teaching corporate strategy, I can only commend you on your book. In our turbulent and uncertain world, scenario planning is the best way to prepare for our future.”
DR. KLAUS SCHWAB – Founder & Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Lance’s writing is inspired by his role as a strategy consultant and a visiting professor. As a strategist Lance has authored more than 30 white papers and points of view on a variety of business topics focused on emerging management challenges and opportunities. Lance is also an expert in energy industry trends and market dynamics in Canada with over 100 citing's in various industry publications, national and international newspapers and has featured on BNN several times on subjects including electric vehicle transition and automation.
As a Visiting Professor at the Haskayne School of Business Lance volunteers his time in order to collaborate with Haskayne faculty on research in Strategy, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, serving as guest lecturer in various classes on advanced strategy and consulting and providing mentorship to students on a selective basis. Lance is also assisting in assembling and chairing advisory board on advanced principles of financial leadership comprised of senior financial executives from Calgary and Alberta based companies.
Bringing a broad set of strategic consulting skills and experiences Lance helps clients solve some of their most complex strategic problems. Areas of support and experience include corporate and business unit strategy and planning, strategy execution, operating models, market opportunity assessment, merger and transaction integration ($60 Billion in deals completed), cost management, transformation management, innovation, business management systems, process improvement, organization design and effectiveness, governance and change management.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lance is a Senior Strategy Partner with Ernst & Young (EY), based in Canada and has provided management consulting services on +150 projects to more than +60 clients in 11 countries. Lance has had the opportunity to work with the c-suite at leading national and international oil and gas, power and utility, mining, manufacturing, aerospace, infrastructure and government and public sector organizations.
Bringing a broad set of strategic skills and experiences Lance helps clients solve some of their most complex strategic problems. Areas of support and experience include corporate and business unit strategy and planning, strategy execution, market opportunity assessment, merger and transaction integration and carve-outs ($60 Billion in deals completed), cost management, transformation, innovation, business management systems, process improvement, enterprise risk management, organization performance, design & effectiveness and change management.
“Your book is a timely collection of insights and tools to help organizations be more agile and resilient as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Business leaders need to ask better questions and think about uncertainty, risk and strategy in new ways to be better prepared to deal with the unpredictable as a rolling reality.”
LAURA KILCREASE – CEO, Alberta Innovates