Category Archives: Risk & Uncertainty

How we look at and for things creates uncertainty and risk in our lives

A recent article by Andrew Coyne (The Vancouver Sun – System makes losers out of winners) comments on how the “first past the post” process for elections creates uncertainty in making election predictions by pollsters and other pundits (most notably … Continue reading

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Arrogance and Ignorance: Self Indulgent Sources of Uncertainty

Emotionally and psychologically, uncertainty is an unanticipated and surprising event or moment. It can be big (sudden illness or economic collapse) or small (tripping over an unseen snag). It can be harmful or even delightful (think of the received unexpected … Continue reading

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Part 3: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

  In part 2 (https://123stilllearning456.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/part-2-a-parable-about-uncertainty-and-risk-playing-with-a-visual-metaphor/) I introduced and explored the notion that what we get out of our experiences is less than what we actually experience. To reflect what we ‘actually get out of our experiences I introduced the notion … Continue reading

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Part 2: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

In part1 (Part 1: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor) I introduced a visual metaphor to think about how uncertainty and risk (U&r) into our lives. I left off this post with two questions:1. Does … Continue reading

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Part 1: A Parable about Uncertainty and Risk – Playing with a visual Metaphor

The next few posts are going to be a synthesis piece of work for me and hopefully of interest and use to the reader. It is about uncertainty and risk (U&r) through two lens: that of me and you from … Continue reading

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Change Management Failure, OD, and the connection to Uncertainty and Risk

I recently participated in a Linkedin discussion (Why Do 70% of All Change Efforts Fail?) on the disappointment that up to 70% of all change management efforts fail in some significant manner or other. I was intrigued for a number … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Remember, demographics affect us asymmetrically!

A recent report (Workforce shrinking as boomers retire: report – Canada.com) concerning Canada’s workforce participation rate decline due to continued retirement trends is an issue affecting both governments (in terms of taxation base revenues to support their programs) and organizations … Continue reading

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