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The ability to jumpstart complex conversations around risk management/enterprise risk management just got a little easier. If you are new to the role of risk manager or responsible for upstarting an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) effort, there's a new book just published to help professionals simplify communications around the topic of risk management.
Flip This Risk®️ for Conversations: 17 Questions To Ask About Risk Management When You Don't Know What To Say, is one of a series of books to be published by 62 Media Publishing, the publishing division of Strategic Leadership Advisors LLC. It provides novice risk managers with 17 strategic questions to ask leadership to help kick-off conversations that can lead to meaningful dialogue. In this book, written by ERM expert veteran, Dr. Karen Hardy, newbies to ERM or those new to the risk management profession, will find this book easy to read and easy to apply in real, day-to-day job situations.
"When I started to develop the ERM for a large, complex public sector organization, I often got stuck around how to kick off conversations that were relatable and easy to understand," says Hardy. "It is easy to assume that the more technical language you use when implementing ERM, the smarter you sound, but that's not the right approach to take," she says.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci
Rather than trying to impress leadership with terminology you may not fully understand yourself, Dr. Hardy provides 10 short narrative stories that summarizes risk management topics and then includes a few engaging questions at the end each chapter to drive the lesson home.
"These are actual questions that came up during my 9 year tenure implementing ERM at a public sector agency" Hardy says. "I came to realize that the more relatable you made the subject, the easier it got to kick off conversations with leaders, my team, and managers."
- One question includes "How does your organization view failure?"
"These questions will certainly motivate you to dig a little deeper when it comes to understanding the organization's philosophy about risk/ERM and trigger some thoughts you had not had before," says Hardy. If you believe in simplicity, this book is for you!