What can Star Wars teach us about the value of being “young” or “old” as well as the power to reinvent yourself?

What can Star Wars teach us about the value of being “young” or “old” as well as the power to reinvent yourself?

Episode 1, the Grand Master of the Jedi High Council, Yoda, points out that Anakin Skywalker is too “old” to train as a Jedi. Anakin is quite young, yet a teenager, but he does not qualify for training. Anakin’s understanding of anger and fear would be difficult to overcome in training, and these traits would lead to the dark side of the force. In Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back,…

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What game is your organization playing when it comes to risk and control?

What game is your organization playing when it comes to risk and control?

If compliance is the goal you could be setting your company up for failure. The secret to winning risk and control is first and foremost being sure you’re playing the right game against your adversaries. The fact of the matter is, when your moves are all about compliance, you’re playing “checkers.” But adversaries are not. It’s more important than ever to immediately up your game, and how easy it is for you to do so may surprise you.

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Five Steps to a Risk-Savvy Culture

Five Steps to a Risk-Savvy Culture

When security breaches or risk management breakdowns occur, culture is often blamed. From General Motors and Target to the financial crisis of 2008 and the launch of Healthcare.gov, culture has been…

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The Human Factor Risk of Athletic Scandals

The Human Factor Risk of Athletic Scandals

Lots of high-profile professional athletes have been in the news lately-and not for the right reasons. The NFL’s domestic abuse cases are probably the most notable examples, but several others are worth…

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