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Taste Testing Quantification

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the fifth in a series we are co-writing.The story of statistics started with a question about …See More
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Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

Infinite possibilities is not the trap

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the fourth in a series we are co-writing.We all have a tendency to overestimate our knowledge. And…See More
Aug 4
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

From Guestimate to Estimate – As simple as 1,2,3

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the third in a series we are co-writing.Why do so many educators in statistics consistently fail to translate these ideas into something that people can both remember and use? The problem is the language, not the numbers.…See More
Jul 29
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

The Danger of the Guessing Game

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the first in a series co-written together.We’re far better at identifying good and bad writing than…See More
Jul 21
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Pointed Estimates

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the first in a series co-written together.One of the biggest problems with estimates is that it…See More
Jul 14
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Accuracy over Buckshot

WARNING – If you are a vegetarian, vegan or an animal lover you may be offended by the story in this blog post.When you're presented with numbers you don't know if they are buckshot or accurate. You often assume the later when it is often the former.You must often witness people plucking out of thin air, numbers such as budget estimates, estimates of probability and…See More
Jul 7
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

The Strategy Funnel Part II

One of my readers reached out to me after I introduced the strategy funnel last week which made me decide to prepare an example of how the approach works for a prolonged crisis, like COVID-19. One of my sons co-manages the bars in a three-level restaurant offering a variety of dining experiences. It is located in Manly here in Sydney, which is a tourist area. I have been…See More
Jun 30
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

The Strategy Funnel

I’ve taken a sales and marketing tool and turned it into a strategy tool that you might find very helpful right now. The concept works like this:There are a range of possible futures playing out for each of us. None we can be certain about. The further out in time we look the more uncertain the view. Nothing new here. What is our response? Generally, scenario planning and…See More
Jun 23
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Observe within as much as (with)out

Observe your team and look for signals from the outside.Two weeks ago I wrote about the need to diagnose challenges in order to lead. Last week I wrote about the behaviours you are seeing from customers. This week I want you…See More
Jun 17
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Diagnosis Precedes Action in Leadership

Whether you are planning to lead on tackling a problem in your organisation or an opportunity to improve your own leadership, diagnosis comes first. A mechanic should not start stripping the engine before conducting some diagnostics. Nor should you buy a personal development book without asking yourself what type of book might serve you best.In …See More
Jun 4
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Design think your way out

Some problems are seemingly intractable. One for you right now might be: “How do I plan for August when the current easing of social distancing and isolation restrictions may get reversed in a week, in a month or in the last week of July?”One answer is to use Design Thinking, to work smart in addition to remaining agile. Design Thinking is a way of identifying new and…See More
May 26
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Assumption Busting

Laid out in front of you are a range of scenarios as to how the coming months might play out. You have already been shocked and surprised since our world got turned on its head. How many more surprises are coming your way? What might you do about them?The answer is assumption busting. Identifying and clearly articulating the assumptions underlying each scenario and asking…See More
May 19
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Never Mistake Motion for Action

“Never Mistake Motion for Action” is a quote attributed to novelist Ernest Hemingway. This is poignant in the current environment because motion affects results while action effects results. Said another way, if you create motion, something will happen. If you take action, you plan something to happen.A few weeks ago I wrote about …See More
May 12
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Adaptive Leadership through Listening

Listening is important in any conversation. However, listening to the voices that you don’t normally hear from is critical at this time. Those from outside your normal circle of trusted advisers.I run a mentoring group once a month. At my…See More
Apr 28
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Devolve Decision Making

Devolving decision making is another key element of Adaptive Leadership. At its core, devolved decision making is about recognising that you and your trusted inner circle of advisers don’t have all the answers and so you…See More
Apr 15
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

Courage sprouts risk and opportunity

Being courageous with your decision making is key to adaptative leadership which I have been writing about for the last couple of weeks. Easy to say, yet you and I both know that courageous decisions are full of risk and…See More
Apr 7

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Bryan has helped thousands of leaders to achieve their goals over a career spanning 30 years in engineering, insurance and management consulting. His passion is for making the difficult and complex become doable.

He has worked with organisations across just about every sector of the economy, all levels of government, not-for-profits large and small and a range of rising star SMEs.

Bryan is like a translator. He is comfortable in complex and challenging environments as he knows how to find pathways to a simpler world with eminently achievable goals.

Bryan’s mantra is for leaders to do the “hard-smart work” others won’t. To do the research, analysis, risk assessment and creative thinking that others only do half-heartedly. Hard-smart work is what sets successful organisations and leaders apart from the pack.

Whether speaking from the stage, authoring books, coaching executives or facilitating workshops, Bryan’s ultimate goal is to help organisations live in a world with clarity of decision making. A clarity that energises executive teams, empowers managers and excites their staff.

Amongst many volunteer roles Bryan held the position of President and Chairman of the Board of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA) from 2012 to 2015.

Bryan published DECIDE: How to Manage the Risk in Your Decision Making in November 2015.

Each week I post a Blog about Risk, Strategy and/or Persuasion. I keep my Blogs light-hearted, short and sharp. They cover a range of topics from how to create value from risk programs and executing strategy through to how to persuade people to buy-in to your crazy new ideas.
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Taste Testing Quantification

Posted on August 11, 2020 at 2:17am 0 Comments

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the fifth in a series we are co-writing.…

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Infinite possibilities is not the trap

Posted on August 4, 2020 at 2:18am 0 Comments

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the fourth in a series we are co-writing.

We all have…

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From Guestimate to Estimate – As simple as 1,2,3

Posted on August 1, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornicationthe plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the third in a series we are co-writing.

Why do so many educators in statistics consistently fail to translate these ideas into something that people can both remember and use? The problem…

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The Danger of the Guessing Game

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 3:58am 0 Comments

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornicationthe plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the first in a series co-written together.

We’re far…

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