Circles of Control: personal, group and organisational

Since my previous post, I have been discussing with some of my clients the ways in which the ‘circle of control’ concept can be applied at the personal, business unit and organisational levels. This short post arises from those reflections, and can therefore be considered a postscript to the previous one. While the visual metaphor… Continue reading Circles of Control: personal, group and organisational

Proactive risk management – expanding your ‘circle of control’

The first of the 7 Habits recommended by Dr Stephen R Covey in his classic self-development reference is to be proactive. “Anytime we think the problem is ‘out there,’ that thought is the problem. We empower what’s out there to control us…The proactive approach is to change from the inside out: to be different, and… Continue reading Proactive risk management – expanding your ‘circle of control’

COVID-19 requires updated risk management, strategies and operations

The NFP sector is not immune from the impact of the corona-virus (COVID-19). Developments arising from the spread of the virus constitute a ‘black swan event’, defined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb as an event that “is an outlier,” as it sits outside the realm of regular expectations. Black Swan events are therefore mostly unforeseen, rare,… Continue reading COVID-19 requires updated risk management, strategies and operations