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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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Talent management: Demographics and the Leadership Development Crunch

I recently came across an interesting article (Two Trends That Could Kill Business) by Nathanael Baker that explores the repercussions of facing an external contextual demographic leadership issue in combination with how organizations are/are not planning for it. I wish … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Understanding Context and Opportunistically Responding

Three articles over the last few weeks (Provincial performance is uniformly dismal, Three steps toward correcting youth un(der)employment, Widening ‘skills gap’ leaves ‘lost generation’ of graduates unable to …) discuss structural issues affecting Canada’s future economic wellbeing and related employment opportunities for … Continue reading

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Uncertainty: “It’s the consequences not the events, that ‘stiff’ us!”

One of the issues that has intrigued me about being prepared for uncertainty, in either a fragile or anti-fragile (as per N. Taleb) manner is the second order blindness factor. An event is uncertain when we are not ready to … Continue reading

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Talent management: Microsoft talent dissipation through distraction

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”  ― Peter F. Drucker The news (August 26, 2013) is full of Microsoft and Steve Ballmer’s resignation (?). Today’s post is a very personal perspective … Continue reading

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Why not: “Fool me once and shame on me.”?

This post is a thought piece that lays out the question more than any answer. There is an old adage: “Fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.” Why do we need a second … Continue reading

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