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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks

In the same way you learn leadership from leaders, law from lawyers, and art from artists, you learn most about risk-taking from risk-takers. Emerson once wrote, “The great distinction between teachers sacred or literary is that one class speaks

An Example Of Right Risk

In early 1960, Dr. Frances Kelsey was given her first assignment as a new employee with the FDA. After being on the job for only one month, she was asked to evaluate an application for a new drug by the pharmaceutical company Richardson-Merrell

Getting Beyond Pros & Cons

In my last post I talked about the importance of risk-taking to career and organizational success. This post extends that idea by offering five specific criteria for evaluating whether a risk is right or wrong for you. When considering a risky move