Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
I have long complained that the risk profession has made risk management needlessly complex. Part of it is the creation of our own language. Risk-speak. We put “risk” in front of or after perfectly normal words like conduct, appetite and…
9 hours ago
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Feb 25, 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00

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Feb 18
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
No doubt you have heard of groupthink, how the desire to conform - so a group remains of like-mind - can lead to poor decisions. There is another phenomenon at play that I call organisation think, through which the culture of an organisation…
Feb 16
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Organisations need to embrace uncertainty because of the Uncertainty Paradox, which states that the only certainty is uncertainty. No one can predict the future. This is the first concept I explore in my new book Risky Business: How Successful…
Feb 9
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
It’s time we did something about the persistent perception of risk as a compliance function. Something that is done to keep the board, the audit and risk committee or a regulator happy. Another task in addition to running a successful…
Feb 2
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Thought I’d end the year differently because it's the year of differences. Here is a VLOG instead of a BLOG… enjoy!
Dec 22, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Dogged inaction by leaders when staff raise issues is one cause of organisational silence (which I wrote about last week), and ultimately causes the destruction of psychological safety.Dogged inaction is what happened to the Department of…
Dec 19, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted an event

Nov 25, 2020 from 14:30 to 16:00

Online via Zoom

Dec 11, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
While a lack of psychological safety means a team is missing out on the opportunity to take risks and innovate (as I pointed out last week), when the lack of psychological safety  becomes rampant, a much bigger risk develops. That risk is the…
Dec 8, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
There are more avenues to helping a leader realise they need to change to create psychological safety than I shared in my blog last week. While showing them what was happening is a good start, you also need to make sure they understand what they can…
Dec 1, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Last week I wrote about Kate and her experience of “psychological warfare” which is a culture where psychological safety does not exist. Upon reflection, Kate realised that while she created psychological safety for her team she did not create it…
Nov 24, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
I expect the term psychological warfare interests you because you are wondering which kind I would be writing about. Would it be about China, the US Election or state border restrictions in Australia? None of those. It’s about needing to operate in…
Nov 17, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
I don’t know if you have noticed, but I have been blogging about measurement, data, and statistics for the past 19 weeks. All to defeat quantifornication – the act of pulling numbers out of thin air for decision making. Numbers that are seemingly…
Nov 10, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
“Provided with the freedom to choose, decision makers are likely to act more rationally and be more fully behind the decision.” Is how I finished last week’s blog.Optifying your advice is delivering the freedom to choose in the optimum way. Your…
Nov 3, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
People mostly don’t like to be restrained. We also don’t like some constraints but we like others. For example, we like choice when buying but we don’t like too many choices.Restraints on the other hand are an attack on our freedom.Take seat belts…
Oct 27, 2020
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Senior leaders love to be challenged, when you prove them right!Unfair? Yes. There are plenty of great leaders who truly want their staff to speak up. However, even some of these may suffer from measurement blindness.When it comes to numbers and…
Oct 20, 2020

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