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Being bold and taking risks

Being bold and taking risks

 

There was a recent discussion thread I was following on Linked-In that asked the question "what did you consider were the problems with middle management in organisations”.

 

There was 20 or 30 different comments but one that I found quite intriguing was the idea that they are not being bold enough or taking enough risks.

 

I wonder when we want our managers or team members to be bold and take risks? How empowered are they to do that? Any time people are not being bold or taking risks is likely because they are afraid of the consequences of making the wrong decision or making a mistake. And yet with the growing demand for more creativity and innovation in organisations we need to be ready for people to have a crack. Be bold take a risk and (maybe) fail.

 

As a manager how good are you at encouraging your people to fail or even better to fail forward?

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