Posts Tagged: risk

The Rewards of Taking More Risks

Is there a way to cultivate being more of a risk taker if you don’t have a personality that trends that way? Let’s assume for a moment we’re not talking about reckless risk taking, but rather simply getting out of your comfort zone. Here are a few benefits to think about.

Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management in Federal Government

Government faces increasing uncertainties as agencies pursue diverse and complex missions. That’s why more federal agencies are investing in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), a discipline that addresses the full spectrum of an organization’s risks, including challenges and opportunities, and integrates them into an enterprisewide, strategically aligned portfolio view.

Are You a Rebel At Work? Here’s How To Tell…

Government rebels from all walks of life spanning a range of government agencies united in full force at this year’s NextGenGov’s summit, and it was inspiring. Now, these rebels were not your stereotypical outliers or black sheep; the packed room included a Fellow from the State Department, a Medicaid expert from Wyoming, and a Management… Read more »

“What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

Do self confident, optimistic leaders ask this question often enough, at the right time? Risk experts Doug Webster and Tom Stanton think not.  Writing in a new report for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, they observe: “The front pages of national newspapers constantly report on actions by private companies, federal leaders, or… Read more »

Creating an Adaptive Cybersecurity Strategy & Culture through Agile Cybersecurity Action Planning (ACAP)

Cybersecurity should not about just building better castles, but looking ahead to the emerging threats. Castles were undone by introduction of cannons and mobile warfare. This will likely be true of Cybersecurity because the “cyber barbarians,” whether state or non-state actors, criminals or hacktivists, are constantly looking for new technologies, human weakness, back doors and… Read more »