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View to the Horizon: Managing Reputation Risk for Hyperconnected Organizations

by Katharine Nesslage and Melanie Lockwood Herman A famous Peanuts cartoon uses a cruise ship as an analogy for life. In the cartoon, Lucy explains that some people place deck chairs at the back of the boat to see where they have been, while others place their chairs in the front to see where they … Continued

Resources

Future Focused: 3 Virtues and Vows

By Melanie Lockwood Herman “But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.” ― Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium This week I’ve been reading the October/November issue of Fast Company. In a piece titled “The … Continued

Name the Elephant: Coping with the Biggest Risk to Your Mission

By Melanie Lockwood Herman This week I’m reading An Insider’s Guide to Risk Management, by David M. Rowe. In Chapter 8, Product Innovations and Insurgent Competition, Rowe explores the intersection of change and risk management. One of the themes in the chapter is what Rowe describes as the tendency to “concentrate so much on the … Continued

Restore Productivity with Timely Pauses

By: Katharine Nesslage I just finished reading Daniel Pink’s When: The Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing, an interesting read that explores the science behind human productivity. Many people believe that productivity patterns are black & white; if they’re a morning person, they are most productive in the morning, or if they’re a ‘night owl,’ the … Continued

2020 Risk Refresh: An Update to Our Forecast of Risk Trends Facing Nonprofits

Enjoy this timely update to the popular 2020 Risk Forecast we published earlier this year. Review our original article to explore additional risk trends including the need to: Ignite a reskilling revolution (our prior #1), and Contribute to climate action and other causes (our prior #5). 1. Master Contingency Planning Elvis Presley famously said, “When … Continued

To Infinity and Beyond: Unleashing Imagination to Build Your Organization’s Resilience

“An infinite-minded leader does not simply want to build a company that can weather change but one that can be transformed by it. They want to build a company that embraces surprises and adapts with them.” – Simon Sinek By Melanie Lockwood Herman As we continue to cope with disruptive consequences caused by COVID-19, many … Continued

Events

March 26, 2021

virtual training

June 19, 2020

virtual

July 16, 2020

virtual keynote

New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

“Managing Risk & Safety: What’s New, What’s Novel, and What’s Next”

September 22, 2020

webinar

December 11, 2019

Webinar

Association of Junior Leagues International

“Risk Management Strategies: Assessing Risk and Creating a Plan”