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From Fear to Understood

According to passiton.com and brainyquote.com (see I’ve done my research, the internet never lies, right?) Marie Curie said “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.”For those of you who are not right up on Curie, she was a scientist who discovered the chemical element now on the periodic table called polodium (named after her native Poland) as well…See More
Wednesday
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They’re mad as hatters

To you and me the disrupters are as mad as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. And you could be led to believe we all live in Wonderland. Not true. Only some of them are. Then there are the ones that large smart investors back.A couple of years back I went to an evening seminar to observe a fireside chat between the COO of start-up Finder, Jeremy Cabral and his…See More
Feb 14
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Develop disruptive capability

You want to be the best in your industry. The leader. The disrupter. Maybe you just want to think like a disrupter so you can understand the risk industry disruption poses to your organisation. No matter the reason, there is a question of capability.You see, thinking like a disrupter is a mindset. And for traditional organisations it requires a mindset shift. To get you…See More
Feb 4
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Attack the uncertainty of disruption

There is an adage that attack is the best form of defence. I’m very sure it applies when it comes to disruption.Last blog I asked if disruption disturbs or excites you and your colleagues. I also gave you some ammunition so you could scare your…See More
Jan 28
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Does it Disturb or Excite You?

Does industry disruption disturb or excite you? Before you answer, consider this. Innovation is not disruption. Disruption is much, much, much bigger. Disruption turns an industry on its head. It creates massive shifts in markets, in how work is done and even if it is done.Last blog I wrote about that feeling of being …See More
Jan 23
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Caught like a deer in headlights

You know the saying. It means we can see something coming, but we can’t move. Like a deer in headlights, often traditional organisations experience sheer inertia when faced with the light beams of disrupters to their industry. All talk, no action.So your job is to get your colleagues moving. First start with the good news. Let them know that if you stop and look at…See More
Dec 18, 2019
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Just Over the Horizon

You and your colleagues may often talk about what disruptor is just over the horizon. You might talk about AI, machine learning, robotics and someone will throw in a comment about “big data”. You might discuss how there is so much hype around future disruptors but little real action. But still, there is an inkling that there is a disruptor for your industry not far away.…See More
Dec 10, 2019
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The Refructure Phenomenon

There are many things that occur to disrupt you. From what I am seeing from my travels across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, right now one of the biggest disruptors is the dreaded restructure. There are so many restructures at the moment it is really f#(%ing with a whole lot of people’s heads. Hence a “refructure” phenomenon.Why so many restructures at…See More
Dec 3, 2019
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Your Pressure Relief Valve Must Work

There is a pressure cooker analogy for driving business performance. That is, apply plenty of heat to the pot (which is your team) and keep the lid firmly shut. The team will push harder to reach their goals. As a safety mechanism, all pressure cookers have a relief valve and so the analogy goes, make sure you don’t overdo it and build up too much pressure. The reason is…See More
Nov 26, 2019
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The Bouris Appeal

Mark Bouris of Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management and ex Wizard Home Loans, a renowned market disrupter, gave a speech at the Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA) National Conference in Melbourne last week. He made an appeal to the audience of risk management professionals.Before the appeal, he gave a lesson on how financial markets work with respect to home…See More
Nov 19, 2019
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Irregular Regulators

While regulators demand red tape (see Wage War on Regulator Imposed Red Tape), the business world at best sees it as a necessary evil and at worst as costly handcuffs. One of the comments a colleague made on that blog was…See More
Nov 12, 2019
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Wage War on Regulator-Imposed Red Tape

Regulators love red tape. They may not admit it, but they love it because it allows them to provide evidence that they are effective regulators.Have a think about what is driving regulators and the response by industry (and check out the industry dynamics figure below). The regulator wants you to deliver on your promises and therefore have happy customers. Otherwise the…See More
Nov 5, 2019
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Wage War on Self-Imposed Red Tape

In a 2014 Deloitte Access Economics report on red tape they reported:"…self-imposed rules cost $21 billion a year to administer, and generate a stunning $134 billion a year in compliance costs. When…See More
Oct 31, 2019
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Actually, It’s all about them

Two weeks ago I blogged that influencing is not about you, it’s about them. And last weekI gave another…See More
Oct 23, 2019
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Actually, It’s not about you; two

Nope! It’s not bad grammar. Last week I wrote about your message not being about what you want, it's about what they want. This is another blog emphasising the point.I recently received another example of the importance of your message not being about you. This time via a …See More
Oct 17, 2019
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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
Oct 11, 2019

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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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From Fear to Understood

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 2:37am 0 Comments

According to passiton.com and brainyquote.com (see I’ve done my research, the internet never lies, right?) Marie Curie said “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.”

For those of you who are not right up on Curie, she was a scientist who discovered the chemical element now on the periodic table called polodium (named after her…

Continue

They’re mad as hatters

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 1:21am 0 Comments

To you and me the disrupters are as mad as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. And you could be led to believe we all live in Wonderland. Not true. Only some of them are. Then there are the ones that large smart investors back.

A couple of years back I went to an evening seminar to observe a fireside chat between the COO of start-up Finder, Jeremy…

Continue

Develop disruptive capability

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 1:21am 0 Comments

You want to be the best in your industry. The leader. The disrupter. Maybe you just want to think like a disrupter so you can understand the risk industry disruption poses to your organisation. No matter the reason, there is a question of capability.

You see, thinking like a disrupter is a mindset. And…

Continue

Attack the uncertainty of disruption

Posted on January 28, 2020 at 12:30am 0 Comments

There is an adage that attack is the best form of defence. I’m very sure it applies when it comes to disruption.

Last blog I asked if disruption disturbs or excites you and your colleagues. I also gave you…

Continue

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