“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust
I offer unique insights to the governance of risk-taking that can improve your organization's performance. I can also act as an intermediary between activist investors and the boards of their target companies.
The process and approach I take are unique and often yield perspectives and processes not previously considered by your board. Risk is not to be feared. Rather, we should competitively strive to understand it so that we can do our work with more confidence and better than anyone else. Leadership, from this perspective, takes on a very new meaning: it becomes about creating the environment in which innovation thrives, while at the same time constructing resilient systems that allow innovation to continue uninterrupted - systems that "break well."
There is a clear link between good risk governance and the ability of organizations to create value. Understanding that link and knowing how to leverage the power of your company's "social network" are essential for your success.
Step 1: Trust - The foundation of all that you do is the establishment of high levels of trust among those interested in your success. This process evaluates trust among internal governors and key innovators as well as external members of your organization's social network.
Step 2: Engagement - Even if trust levels are already high, I'll help you to look for ways in which you can improve the engagement of key parties to your success. These key allies are harbingers of both risks and opportunities and are essential to your growth and longevity.
Step 3: Innovation - Innovation is essential for your continued growth. In fact, to grow at a rate that ensures your long-term survival, you need to keep innovating at a faster and faster pace. Innovation happens when there are strong levels of trust and engagement among the key parties to your success. I'll help you to establish the channels that allow experimentation, nurturing of success, and control of the downside risk of trying things that are new.
Step 4: Discovery - Trust, Engagement, and Innovation lead you to both new ideas and new risks. The discovery of each gives you both opportunity and a greater need for resiliency. This process brings new levels of understanding to both executives and board members. You'll both sleep better at night and take risk more confidently.
Step 5: Empowerment - With this new knowledge comes greater confidence to take risk and to distribute the risk-taking to those in your organization that can do the most with it.
This is your final step in the (b)right governance process and the discovery of what's possible!
I work individually and collectively with all key parties to your success, following this 5-step process of assessment and development towards better governance, new vision, and the creation of value.