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Craps is a gambling game using dice. It became well-known to me from the Hollywood movies of mid last century when players gathered around a Craps table and rolled and cheered or expressed their frustration at loss after loss.Before you start…
22 hours ago
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In their McKinsey article “Decision-making: how leaders can get out of the way”, Iskandar Amino, Aaron De Smet and Kanika Kakkar highlight the need to devolve decision making for organisations to become more agile. One thing they did not mention was…
Sep 27
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I’m back from a wonderful six-week trip to Canada and the US visiting family and friends. As always, I like to write a blog about risk management from the experiences I have when on holiday. Some of our activities had a risk element to them, for…
Sep 20
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Recently I was running an education workshop for a group of 35 leaders from a financial services organisation. We looked at their risk culture survey results, their organisation’s value statements, the behaviours they see from staff and the…
Jul 26
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Following on from my top three tips for you before you take up a new CRO or senior risk job offer, to avoid a nasty surprise, here are my three tips for when you start the role, to lock in your future success:Stand in the shoes of others: As you go…
Jul 19
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
I was working with a CEO recently who had been in the job for about a year. When they started, they found – surprise, surprise – all was not as it was made out to be. It was a very difficult environment. The challenges were more than challenges,…
Jul 12
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
You have a top-notch risk appetite statement, you have started the process of a review of your policies, frameworks, processes and systems to ensure they are aligned by training leaders. Now what?When I run training for leaders to understand their…
Jul 4
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
You have an appetite statement that is expressed in terms of the risk you are willing to take to achieve your objectives and you have started operationalising it via your policies, frameworks, processes and systems. Next is training.Who is going to…
Jun 28
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Appetite is the “A” word. For many it is a vexed issue (see last week’s blog on the benefits of a Risk Appetite Statement).Operationalisation is the process of translating the board and executive’s appetite for doing business. As is the preference…
Jun 21
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Unfortunately, I am still often talking to executives or board members who are skeptical about the value of documenting their risk appetite. I point out to them that in the absence of a properly thought through and compiled risk appetite statement,…
Jun 14
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Last week I promised you an example of my Pathfinder Model in action. I’ll do better than that, here’s a link to three examples in Chapter 8 in my book Persuasive Advising: How to Turn Red Tape into Blue Ribbon. One describes a scenario for a risk…
Jun 7
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Taxes are a necessary burden. However, many risk professionals carry an unnecessary burden that is withholding them. The burden of silence.
For any staff member to call something out, or even to voice disagreement with senior leaders, they need to…
May 31
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Short on time? Go to the end to find out what “rewarding risk” is all about.I’m blogging on accountability at the top for risk. Last week I led off with the story of Val King and her experience of risk appetite being an avenue to increase…
May 24
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I’ve been speaking to a range of people recently about how to drive accountability for risk management across organisations. More on this coming – watch this space. Interestingly however is sometimes creating accountability starts bottom-up and not…
May 17
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
Recently I had one of those tickly moments in a risk workshop I was facilitating. I heard the words: “We can’t put that up!”The risk was being assessed inconveniently high. As I have written and spoken about many times before, one of our jobs as…
May 10
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post
If you’re an avid reader of my blog you would have noticed over the last six weeks that I’ve been writing about the importance and skill of facilitating valuable risk workshops. I’ve also had the pleasure recently of hosting a couple of free…
May 3

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