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Book Review – Become a Game Changer

“Become a Game Changer” is a solid book that brings together the thinking across multiple disciplines of managing an organisation or your own business. Mark brings together a collection of thoughts for how to take your passion and turn it into your reason for being. It is summarised best by this quote, “The two most important days in your life…

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Book Review – How-To Guide for Generations at Work

“The How-To Guide for Generations at Work” provides a clear and concise analysis of the generations and how they interact at work. The quick and easy book provides insight into managing interactions across generations, and being prepared to “think about how other cohorts may view you and your role”. The book outlines 3 simple techniques from the “Technology Rubic, The…

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Four lines of risk management defence…

The Bank for International Settlements, sometimes known as Basel Committee, have just released an Occasional Paper (source: https://www.bis.org/fsi/fsipapers11.htm) on “The 4 lines of defence model for financial institutions”. If you don’t know BIS or Basel, then picture them as the Jedi Council of central banks globally. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) sit on this council; and APRA as the…

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The Three Lines of Defence

The three lines of defence (defense) model has its place in many organisations across the globe, but do we understand what it truly means? Over the past few decades there have been many examples of failures in organisations, both from a process perspective and a decision making perspective.  These range from organisationally specific examples such as Enron to the global…

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Agile Risk Management

Agile risk management is not about managing risk in agile projects but rather using the art of agile for what risk management performs. For the later there are quite a number of resources online to learn about risk management in agile projects, such as “Risk Management in Agile” by ScrumAlliance or the paper by Ville Ylimannela from Tampere University of Technology…

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Social Media and Risk Management

Social media and risk management are not typically connected in discussion. In actual fact, there are many risk professionals whom would see social media as a “waste of time” or “distracting people from their jobs”.  I personally have experienced this exact sentiment in my career in Risk Management. Of course, there are a group of people who see social media…

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