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What's the Likelihood?

According to academic research, an adult makes somewhere between 23,000 and 35,000 decisions a day. Many of these decisions are made subconsciously. According to researchers at Cornell University...

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The Failure of Risk Management

 

The results of a recent survey by North Carolina State University and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants reminded me of the slow progress being made by organizations in...

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Are you using this secret method to make better decisions that get better results?

 

How do you make the best-informed decisions that support the achievement of your objectives?  There is a systematic way to anticipate threats and identify opportunities, and it provides...

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In search of opportunity

 

As management guru Peter Drucker said, “Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.  All one can hope to get by solving a problem is to restore...

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How to get a great return on investment

 

Fundamentally, every organization is a system: a collection of processes that, together, reliably produces an intended result.  Systems allow you to spend time focusing on actions that will...

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A Black Swan Sighting

The recent wildfires in wine country remind me of a book by author Nassim Taleb.  The book’s title, The Black Swan, comes from a period in history when it was only thought that there...

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Biggest Risk

 

It's been said that the biggest risk is not managing risk, however I am not sure that is true. We manage risk every day, either consciously or not, so the real issue is how effective we are at...

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Reflections

In his book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization, Author Peter Senge talks about the importance of developing core learning capabilities, one of which is...

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Setting Objectives

Stephen Covey, in his book The 8th Habit, describes a poll of 23,000 employees drawn from a number of companies and industries. This poll revealed some startling information about employee...

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Five Conversations

We can all recall a stimulating conversation with someone that turned into a brainstorming session with a great exchange of ideas.  As the conversation continued, and the ideas built upon one...

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