Since the beginning of time, weather has been unpredictable. So has man.
When was the last time you witnessed the aftermath of a natural disaster?
When was the last time you saw the devastation from the Fateh-110 family of short-range ballistic weapons?
The continuous examples of risks to our world could generally be put into two major categories, 1) those we as humans can control and 2) those natural risks that we can’t control and shall have to live with.
Our spectrum of "Operational Risks" across People, Processes, Systems and External Events is vast and endless.
Where do you as a leader in your organization spend most or your time and resources to try and mitigate risks:
- Natural Disasters and Weather (External Events)
- People and Processes
Do you think that you are able to make a difference with those risks that you might be able to control?
Which is it - A) controlling the weather or B) influencing human behavior. Pick one.
What might happen if we devoted more time and resources to “B”.
How might this investment have a risk reduction impact and reduction in annual loss events to your family, organization, community, college or government?
Complacency or ignorance will continue to plague us and will make the world a more dangerous place to work and live.
Just listen to your own local news for a day. What will you learn?
Now, learn what you might do to make proactive difference.
This is one great place to begin: Community Emergency Response Team CERT.
Similar to the Community concept, why not apply this just cause of continuous training and learning to a Corporation, a Church, a Synagogue, a Campus, a Club or a Cinema.
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” Albert Einstein