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Unawareness in the Boardroom

This is the third in a series of blogs about awareness to highlight Risk Awareness Week running online globally in October that I am presenting at. I’ve covered …See More
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Awareness During Disruption

As promised last week this blog is the second in a series of blogs about awareness. Why? Because of the upcoming Risk Awareness Week running online globally in October that I am presenting at. Last week I wrote about …See More
Sep 3
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RISK AWARENESS WEEK 2019 at https://2019.riskawarenessweek.com

October 14, 2019 to October 18, 2019
Join me and 30 other amazing speakers at the RISK AWARENESS WEEK 2019 broadcasted online at https://2019.riskawarenessweek.com from 14 to 18 October 2019. I am very happy to share the stage with some of the leading minds in risk management and decision making worldwide.I would encourage you to take the time to join this wonderful initiative to help promote risk management and decision making but more importantly, I encourage…See More
Aug 29
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Awarenessness

Recently I have been blogging about transparency and obfuscation in relation to decision making. For a few weeks I am going to blog about…See More
Aug 27
Bryan Whitefield posted a blog post

Obfuscation of Values

Last week I wrote about transparency of decision making as transparency builds trust. Staff can see how the values of the organisation have been applied.But what if your organisational values are obfuscated? That is, you have not stated them…See More
Aug 20
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Transparency or Transparencies

In my blog last week I wrote about unconscious bias and the role of advisers in helping decision makers understand their biases, so they have more clarity in their decision making. However, having clarity of one’s own decision making is not…See More
Aug 13
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The Unconscious Bit is the Problem

While the concept of “leading alongside” is a noble one for an internal adviser, it is not accomplished easily overnight. You see, the problem is the “unconscious” in “unconscious bias”. The decision makers you are trying to influence…See More
Aug 6
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The Benefits of Leading Alongside

No matter your position or the organisational function you operate in, there are massive benefits in learning to lead alongside. I wrote about the concept in my blog last week with risk advisers as the primary audience. I’ll…See More
Jul 30
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Jul 23
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The problem with “Challenge” and “Oversight”

The last couple of weeks I have been pointing out some of the failings of the Three Lines of Defence (3LoD) Model of Risk Management. The red tape it creates and the outsourcing of responsibility for managing risk.However, there is…See More
Jul 16
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3LoD Resulted in Outsourcing Responsibility for Risk

Last week I pointed out that one of the failings of the Three Lines of Defence (3LoD) risk management model was that it created a whole lot of red tape as regulators looked for evidence of each line delivering on its promises.Another problem is that the implementation of the 3LoD model in many organisations has resulted in the outsourcing of responsibility for…See More
Jul 9
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Jul 2
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What is needed for Risk Leadership 2020s style?

Last week my blog was about what your risk function should look to deliver in the 2020s. In it I suggested risk functions should deliver:“The kind of leadership that will ensure a culture where everyone leans in and takes accountability for managing the uncertainty surrounding their decision making”.Realistically, how are we going to do that? By…See More
Jun 25
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What should your risk function deliver in the 2020s?

Last week I wrote about why risk management has been failing in many organisations. The reason I gave was because risk functions often don’t deliver much value to the business served. The root cause, risk professionals often…See More
Jun 18
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Why Risk Management is failing in organisations

While there continues to be man-made catastrophes and Royal Commissions into the operation of industries such as finance and aged care, one must conclude that risk management has failed in many organisations. The banks and insurance companies were not bereft of resources focussed on risk and compliance. Unfortunately, their efforts had limited impact. There are many reasons that risk management is not strong and prevalent across the business landscape. The oldest and most entrenched reason is…See More
Jun 10
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Invaluable Advice

When is the last time you had someone look at you with their jaw dropped and their eyes wide? I hope it was recently. It could mean you just gave them invaluable advice.Invaluable advice is hard to come by unless you do the hard-smart work. That is the work that others won’t or can’t do. The kind of work that is full of using your business acumen, your wonderful imagination and your scientific nous.And you know something? I bet you a gazillion dollars the last time that happened it was not…See More
Jun 4

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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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Unawareness in the Boardroom

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 4:04am 0 Comments

This is the third in a series of blogs about awareness to highlight Risk Awareness Week running online globally in October that I am presenting at. I’ve covered …

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Awareness During Disruption

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 1:53am 0 Comments

As promised last week this blog is the second in a series of blogs about awareness. Why? Because of the upcoming Risk Awareness Week running online globally in October that I am presenting at. Last week I wrote about …

Continue

Awarenessness

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Recently I have been blogging about transparency and obfuscation in relation to decision making. For a few weeks I am going…

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Obfuscation of Values

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Last week I wrote about transparency of decision making as transparency builds trust. Staff can see how the values of the organisation have been applied.

But what if your organisational values are obfuscated? That is, you have not…

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