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How can we make good risk decisions without understanding the often unspoken influences on how we perceive and respond to dangers and opportunities?
Understanding the reasons behind why each of us –and those around us— see and respond to risk and opportunity the way we do will help you to make better choices. To identify underlying biases and counter them, start by analyzing individual and organizational risk fingerprints: the combination of innate personality or organizational culture, past experiences; and the environment, processes, and habits you create. This session helps you to become more aware of your team’s risk fingerprints and optimize your risk culture by taking them into account.
Learn about some of the surprising reasons -like what you had for lunch or the mix of people in the room- that affect your ability to handle risk wisely. Take away insights about how a diverse set of risk fingerprints can improve your risk taking. Use these ideas to improve teamwork and negotiation skills through risk empathy.
Michele Wucker has been in high demand for commentary on why so many pandemic warnings went unheeded and what we need to look for coming down the road including debt crisis. Here’s a compilation of recent video appearances.
An Insolvent World: Can We Avoid a Global Debt Crisis? UN Global Compact Leadership Summit Panel with Navid Hanif, Director of Financing for Sustainable Development Office United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA); Shari Spiegel, Chief of Policy Analysis & Development Branch, UN DESA), and Sebastian Grund, Harvard Law School June 15, 2020
Transcending the Crisis CEO Roundtable and Context of Things Whitaker Raymond in Conversation with Michele Wucker May 8, 2020
Why do we often neglect big problems, like the financial crisis and climate change, until it’s too late? Policy strategist Michele Wucker urges us to replace the myth of the “black swan” — that rare, unforeseeable, unavoidable catastrophe — with the reality of the “gray rhino,” the preventable danger that we choose to ignore. In this TED Talk, she shows why predictable crises catch us by surprise — and lays out some signs that there may be a charging rhino in your life right now.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference February 1, 2019, and was featured by editors on the TED.com home page as a Talk of the Day May 1, 2019.
Michele Wucker spoke at Bronx Community College December 4, 2018 in a “Meet the Author” event with students and faculty. Bronx Community College reported on the event HERE.
Michele’s first book, WHY THE COCKS FIGHT: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola is a 2018 Bronx Community College One Book, One College, One Community selection. The One Book program invites the entire campus to read one book and join together in events and projects exploring and celebrating the themes of the work.
BCC chose WHY THE COCKS FIGHT “because of the many opportunities it provides to examine the complexities of citizenship and race, imperialism and identity, which have particular relevance in today’s global political climate.”
BCC created a study guide for the book. This year’s events included an essay contest whose winners were announced at the December 4th event, a workshop and musical performance with Yasser Tejeda and Palotré, and an art project in which students designed alternative versions of the book cover.
It’s always great to collaborate with the team at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. Recently I spoke about “Move Over Black Swan: Here Comes the Gray Rhino” on June 14th, 2016, and as always was delighted by the great turnout and thoughtful conversation. You can read the transcript and listen to the podcast HERE.
C-Span2 BookTV broadcast my conversation about The Gray Rhino with Global Environment Fund CEO Jeff Leonard at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Foreign Policy Institute April 13, 2016, in Washington, DC.
Here’s a brief interview with me talking about gray rhinos, done a few minutes after my presentation at PCMA Convening Leaders in Vancouver January 11, 2016,about how use the gray rhino concept to help your organization act on obvious dangers instead of avoiding them.