Identifying Latent Risk - a short workshop at University of Westminster
How to surface the Unknown Unknowns! This will be the theme of a workshop to be led by Mike Vernon and Gill Avery at Westminster University on 27 July 2016. Designed for leaders and risk professionals keen to identify and deal with the ‘latent’ risk in their organisations, we will introduce CPL’s ERME (Enterprise Risk Maturity Evaluation) assessment tool and support attendees in learning how to apply it in their organisations.
For more information click here Risk Management for Leaders: Identifying and Leveraging Concealed Risks
The Golden Path for Teenagers
The main difference between parenting children up to the age of puberty and developing teenagers is that our emphasis shifts from meeting their needs and supporting the growth of a strong sense of self, to ‘guiding' them through issues, events and relationships. We start introducing more consciously what we as parents think and feel; we bring into the dialogue how their actions impact on us, allowing them to continue to understand about other people's needs in addition to their own. As our teenagers experience this interaction with us, they then allow it to shine through in other contexts, including with their peers.
Read more at http://www.junomagazine.com/category/back-issues/
The Golden Path - a tool for navigating relationships
This article by Mike Vernon and Gill Avery was originally published in Juno Magazine Issue 23 Autumn 2010.
Standing on wobbly legs, leaning against a low table, the toddler looks gingerly over her shoulder. She smiles at her parents, who sit watching her, then shifts her balance and begins to take her first step. Her parents are out of their chairs, reaching forward, hands extended, smiling and encouraging – “How wonderful… you’re walking!” – and then the triumphant infant sinks into their arms, beaming. “Well done, little one!”
We believe that moments such as the one described above lay down crucial patterns for our future. Patterns such as the way in which we will think, our attitudes, our emotional health, the ways in which we will choose to act (and react), and even our physical posture. These moments are so important because they programme our neural pathways, linking initiative, movement, pleasure, love, trust and relationship. We call this pattern The Golden PathSM .
Read more at http://www.junomagazine.com/
Keep Your Head
New Scientist (27 August 2008, Keep Your Head) discusses how we can learn to deal with those responses in us that arise when we feel threatened (on any level) and design productive cognitive, emotional components of decision-making. Achieving this has been the heart of our action research for nearly three decades. Learning how to achieve this in our lives and businesses is core to our application of Double Loop Learning in our consulting and seminars.
Read more at http://www.newscientist.com/
Culture Eats Strategy
"And the fact is culture eats strategy for lunch . . . You can have a good strategy in place, but if you don't have the culture and the enabling systems that allow you to successfully implement that strategy . . . the culture of the organisation will defeat the strategy."
Extracts from an interview with Dick Clark, CEO Merck
Defining and Changing Culture
"Any business is a managed cluster of integrated supply chains (or functions), comprised of groups of semi-autonomous and independent agents that interact and relate in unpredictable ways to meet their own needs. This creates system-wide, emergent, patterns of interaction, across supply chains and sectors, that once they have emerged, gel into semi-predictable patterns called the business culture. "
Article by Mike Vernon