Monthly Archives: February 2014

5. The Enemy Within, the purveyor of uncertainty

The attached to link to an article titled “The Enemy Within” by Stanley Bing (http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/06/leadership/bing-enemy-within.pr.fortune/index.html?section=magazines_fortune} in the 24 Feb. 2014 edition of Fortune Magazine made me smile. The article so eloquently outlined a perspective I have held for some time now … Continue reading

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Engagement: practical process for building it & the notion of its limits

i have been participating in an online discussion on Engagement in the workplace (Everyone agrees that excellent execution requires employees to be engaged. We all know what being “engaged” means, but how do you get…). The discussion has explored a … Continue reading

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4. The Uncertainties in the Mundane, Ordinary and Routine

One way we differentiate risk from uncertainty is the knowledge we have about an event. The more knowledge the more risk like it is. Yet, it is possible to know a lot about something and still have uncertainty with it. … Continue reading

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3: Wittingness and Unwittingness of Uncertainty and Risk

This post will shift from considering how our thinking about uncertainty and risk (U&r) is sometimes misleadingly informed by statistical concepts of distribution and probabilities to how we and our mindsets can influence our exposure to U&r events and consequences. … Continue reading

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2: Let’s just call it “Uncertainty” that is, call a moratorium on the term “Risk”

Thinking about distributions and odds and their limited value in living and dealing with uncertainty and risk some more. I am not anti-statistics. In many aspects of my work I make use of various stochastic techniques. Used properly in analysis … Continue reading

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