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Ho Ho Hold On There! Managing Office Party Risks (Episode 3)

~8.5 minutes | Recorded 12.16.17 Listen to this podcast to learn about office party risk management, including top risks to ward against when planning office holiday parties. Also meet The Risk Jockeys hosts, Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President … Continued

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Dream a Little Dream: Managing Sleep Deprivation Risks

By Katharine Nesslage Our ambitious 24/7 lifestyles, filled with unbalanced diets, low physical activity, excessive electronic media use, and psychosocial stress, are causing a precipitous decline in our sleep. But the safety implications of sleep deprivation have been known for decades. Precipitating causes of the Three Mile Island nuclear incident (1979), the Exxon Valdez oil … Continued

Don’t be Dispassionate: How to Use Emotional Impulses to Make Better Decisions – Full Article

By Glenn Mott “Heuristic / you risked it.”  —Hank Lazer Recently, I had an opportunity to read a special issue of the Harvard Business Review called “The Brain Science Behind Business”—a compilation of previously published articles about neuroscience. Reading these articles got me thinking about the role of heuristics in risk management. Heuristics refers to … Continued

Heartfelt Risk Lessons From an Authoritarian Piano Teacher

By Christy Grano If you learned to play a musical instrument as a child, like I did, then you may agree that music appreciation does not always happen in the first few lessons. How many of us wish that our 10-year-old selves had recognized the magic of musical expression, rather than avoided practice? Like many … Continued

Clearing the Air: How to Find Powerful Lessons After a Loss or Near Miss

By Melanie Lockwood Herman The hindsight bias, also known as the “I-knew-it-all-along” effect, is the tendency to believe that past events were predictable. In the risk realm, an important part of a risk leader’s responsibility is reflecting on mistakes, losses, near misses and situations that didn’t go as planned or hoped. The NRMC team strongly … Continued

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May 16, 2018

Virtual Conference

Risk Connect

“You Too: Workplace Harassment is Real”