Disruptions such as tornadoes and other natural disasters, violence in the workplace, pandemic, terrorist attacks, cyber attacks, and many other treats to "business as usual" are becoming more commonplace. if not anticipated prudently, these disruptions can and will be much more costly than necessary. Preplanning for the continuity and recovery of your business is critically important and requires the involvement of all staff at all levels. The keys to successful adoption and execution in these two areas are executive sponsorship and buy-in. These two executive practices should permeate the entire organization.