Risk…or Not. That is the Question

March 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Life is about risk. We all take them every single day of our lives. When we cross the road, it’s a risk. As we eat our sandwich at lunchtime, there’s a risk.

We can’t function without taking some risks in our lives.

In business, we need to take some risks to grow. Allowing others in out teams to take risks is a brave and challenging task for managers – yet we must do this to enable development and learning.

I’m always reminded, when I think of risk, of this wonderful saying, by someone who knew all about risk:-

“What kind of man would live
Where there is no daring?
I don’t believe in taking
foolish chances,
but nothing
can be accomplished
without taking
any chance at all”

Charles Lindbergh

Today, consider letting someone take a risk or two in your team. Consider the ‘worst that could happen’ and get used to how you would accomodate that. Put a few safety measures in place to feel more comfortable in this ‘letting go’.

Then, expect success – and see them fly!

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