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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

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Book Smart, Part 2: “Ah-Ha” Moments from a Year of Reading Well

By Melanie Lockwood Herman As I shared last week, the term “book smart” is an adjective meaning “Having knowledge acquired from books or study; scholarly, bookish; frequently implying lack of common sense or worldliness.” (Source: Lexico.) And although ‘book smart’ is often a pejorative term, my bias is that reading is the ultimate learning tool. … Continued

Book Smart: Lessons from a Year of Reading Well

By Melanie Lockwood Herman According to Lexico, a collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford University Press, the term “book smart” is an adjective meaning “Having knowledge acquired from books or study; scholarly, bookish; frequently implying lack of common sense or worldliness.” Although ‘book smart’ is often a pejorative term, my bias is that reading is the … Continued

7 Techniques to Reimagine Your Relationship with Risk

By Melanie Lockwood Herman In just over a week, clocks around the world will strike midnight, and risk professionals will be opening the door to another year of risks. There will be good and bad surprises we never envisioned, the arrival of future professional friends we haven’t met yet, and the inevitable departures of close … Continued

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

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”