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Hvilket billede tegner dine risici?

Uddrag fra 3. opdatering 2010 af Børsens Ledelseshåndbog Krise- og risikostyring

Hvordan dine risici udvikler sig er vigtigt – og ofte overset

Det er som bekendt svært at spå om fremtiden, men vi er nødt til at gætte. Forudsigelse har altid været en svær kunst, og det er ofte vanskeligt at anvende resultatet. Som målmand er det én [...]

Patents, IP, and Protecting the Recipe for Your Secret Sauce

No matter what you do, know that protecting your IP is an active process. 

It is surprising how many people actually believe that a patent will protect their intellectual property. A patent is a perfectly good tool, but it does no good all by itself. There is no ever vigilant force of superheroes standing guard over the [...]

Dangerous Project Team Behaviour

A great list of From Michael Krigsman’s piece Early warnings: The IT project failure dilemma (part 1)

Wishful thinking: We’ll be able to launch on time, because we really want to.

Self-congratulation: We’ve been working awfully hard, so we must be making good progress.

Testosterone: Nobody’s going to see us fail. We ROCK!

Doom-and-gloom fatalism: We’ll just keep coming in [...]

Building the Perfect Risk Management Machine

Can you eliminate the need for manual checks and oversight?

A recent post on Continuous Controls Monitoring at Norman Marks’ blog objected to the idea that controls monitoring can be completely automated. Norman Marks is completely right, of course, and his point supports similar objections generally in risk management.

The idea that you can control all risks by putting the [...]

Hard Times Define Leaders. How Will They Define You?


Talking to Your Staff About Bad News


Hard times take the measure of a leader, and right now, not all leaders are measuring up. Being a leader and being a manager is not the same thing. Managing [...]

Who Are Your Key Personnel?

Staff Risk

Identifying key staff consists of more than listing the names of the management and board. Most organizations have an informal list of people they ”couldn’t do without”. These lists are often unspoken, but formalizing them is an important step towards reducing staff risk.

Formal key staff

Processes are key to identifying these people. Often they are not [...]

Surviving the Role of Messenger

The basics of dealing with bad news are familiar. Most people know, for example, that bad news does not get better with time. Like a lot of advice in consultancy reports, however, this knowledge does not make bad news any easier to communicate – especially if you are the messenger.

Writing at Harvardbusiness.org, Ed Gilligan, [...]

Key Staff – Who Are They and What Are They Worth?

Analyzing the risk of losing key staff can yield surprising results. Sometimes the perception that an employee is essential is simply that – a perception. Specialty staff members are frequent examples, often because their tasks and responsibilities have not been clearly defined.

The opposite can also be the case, and far too often, there is no answer [...]

Who’s in The Crow’s Nest?

“Right now, we don’t have an entity, an oversight entity, a government entity, that thinks to itself: What happens if this institution gets into trouble and is going to fail? What would we do about it at that time? The primary focus of most supervision is to prevent them from getting into trouble…”

Ron Feldman [...]

The Board Is Responsible for Managing Risk

Regulation and recent experience have clearly placed the responsibility for managing risk on the agenda of every board of directors. Risk management can no longer be delegated. It must managed – and managed well.

Like risk, information technology recently climbed up the management chain from being the preserve of specialists to the the responsibility of chief information [...]