Vulnerability is at the very heart of risk

Addressing the “onion layers” – the underlying “why” – is an effective way of managing risk.

It is YOUR VULNERABILITY. There is limited value in “leading the witness”.

Far better to stimulate your reflection and considerations – of your context.

It is in that spirit the whimsical images, prompts, and references below are provided.

from De Bono …
… to Kipling

Concept: Risk as a function of hazard and vulnerability

We are all vulnerable. Sometimes through exposure to the same thing. Sometimes to things to which we alone are exposed. Sometimes because of things that are about us – our characteristics or nature. Sometimes because of things that are imposed upon us by others..


Unknown Unknowns

Decision making

Poor decision making
Irresponsible Mountain Goats
Unaccountable leadership
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A single metaphor can trigger many reflections and considerations

… can we live in (blissful / delusional) ignorance?

Author: John Salter Consulting Services

John Salter - owner of John Salter Consulting Services - specialising in the facilitation of risk-based capability reviews; needs-based training; business continuity planning; crisis management exercises; and organisational debriefing. Recognised for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm” Ref: Barrister H Selby, Inquest Handbook, 1998. Distracted by golf, camping, fishing, reading, red wine, movies and theatre.

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