What competencies should risk managers outside of banks and insurance companies really have?

Originally written for RM GURU and posted on  http://riskmanagementguru.com/competencies-risk-managers-non-financial-companies-really.html/ Here is also a short video summary of the article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqmnycKZwgg A while back I saw some discussions about competencies that risk managers should have. Some people talked about empathy and emotional intellect, others about strong communication skills and networking. And I thought to myself, what a… Continue reading What competencies should risk managers outside of banks and insurance companies really have?

UDEMY: Informed risk taking

Good news, first RISK-ACADEMY online course is now on Udemy! This course is not about doing risk assessments, building risk registers, heat maps or risk reports. None of these things have anything to do with proper risk management. This course is about alternative, a different take on risk management. This is what I call risk… Continue reading UDEMY: Informed risk taking

PODCAST: Start by selecting the overall framework and documenting legal requirements 17.05.2018

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAs far as international risk management standards go, the best choice for any non-financial organisation is by far the ISO 31000:2018. At the time of writing the standard had been officially translated and adopted in 70+ countries, making it truly global. ISO 31000:2018 is an international… Continue reading PODCAST: Start by selecting the overall framework and documenting legal requirements 17.05.2018

The most amazing risk management interview… ever…

During my recent trip to Australia, I had an amazing opportunity to sit down with Grant Purdy to talk about where risk management started in Australia, the origins of the AS/NZS4360 and the ISO31000 and why modern day risk management, as perceived by majority risk managers in non-financial companies, is an embarrassment to the profession. Grant… Continue reading The most amazing risk management interview… ever…

RECORDING: Why risk matrices are immoral… or are they?

Watch the recording of a live debate between J.D. Solomon and Alex Sidorenko on whether risk matrices/heat maps have a place in risk management or should they be avoided like plague. J.D.Solomon argued that risk matrices are the “gold standard” for risk analysis in most industries and all of those people cannot be wrong. Risk… Continue reading RECORDING: Why risk matrices are immoral… or are they?

How did you build a risk culture in your organization?

Five or six years ago, while working as a Head of Risk of one of the sovereign funds, I was walking through the office and saw a table tennis table sitting idly in the corner of the Head of Strategy office. I remembered how I loved table tennis when I was young. I wasn’t particularly good… Continue reading How did you build a risk culture in your organization?

Why do I love ISO31000:2018?

Quite simply, because it is so high level and it has plenty of good messages. High level That’s right. The best thing that ever happened to ISO31000 is the fact that is so ridiculously high-level and doesn’t provide any specific details on the implementation. This is important for 2 reasons: risk management implementation is an art,… Continue reading Why do I love ISO31000:2018?

The great debate – Alex Sidorenko vs Chris Mandel – is ERM real?

Yesterday was a great day. I had great fun debating ERM with a good friend, Chris Mandel, SVP Strategic Solutions, Sedgwick and Director, Sedgwick Institute. We started talking about ERM and what it means for business but quickly switched to many other fascinating topics, including integration of risk management, decision making, cognitive biases, quantification, showing risk management… Continue reading The great debate – Alex Sidorenko vs Chris Mandel – is ERM real?

Great debate – ERM good or bad?

Mark your calendars. Another great risk management live debate is coming up. This time I am meeting Chris Mandel to argue whether ERM a value-adding concept or yet another consulting bag of tricks? Is this a useful concept that adds value to the decision makers and the organization as a whole, or is it just… Continue reading Great debate – ERM good or bad?