Lyndacom RiskTaking for Leaders Deborah Piscione

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Lynda.com: Risk-Taking for Leaders
Instructor: Deborah Perry Piscione

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Risk-taking is imperative to long-term growth, at the personal or organizational level. Risk-averse managers cannot effectively manage or grow. In this course, author and consultant Deborah Perry Piscione reveals the differences between gambling and calculated risk-taking, and how to master the art of risk. Learn how leaders can model risk-taking behavior that serves to strike a balance between long-term value creation and short-term profitability.

Once you as a leader have figured out how and when to take risks, you can then build a culture that not only focuses on producing great work, but also on creating and executing a steady flow of ideas to improve every aspect of the organization. Watch this course to enhance the relevance and marketability of your business and your career.

Topics include:

  What is risk?
  What role does risk play in leadership?
  Assessing your risk-taking style
  Understanding your organization's risk tolerance
  Defining risk-takers
  Cultivating smart risk-taking behavior
  Modeling risk-taking leadership

Table of Contents

0. Introduction 1m 26s
1. Why Is Risk a Leadership Tool? 14m 41s
2. Assessing Your Capacity for Risk 11m 42s
3. Leading the Risk-Taking Organization 16m 59s
4. Cultivate Intelligent Risk-Taking Behaviors 9m 7s
5. Model Risk-Taking Leadership 9m 3s
Conclusion 1m 3s

About the Instructor

Deborah Perry Piscione  is a principal of Vorto Consulting, a Silicon Valley–based innovation consultancy firm that focuses on growth. She is also a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and public speaker, and specializes her speaking and consulting work in her innovation methodology, Improvisational Innovation.

Deborah is currently on tour with her latest book, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure. In The Risk Factor, she reveals how risk-taking can enable organizational change and internal innovation.

In her 2013 national best-selling book, Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World, Deborah covers the characteristics of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, the history of how the culture came into being, the future of innovation and exponential technologies, and whether Silicon Valley can be replicated. The book is a New York Times andWall Street Journal bestseller, and has sold in many countries, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Israel and Brazil.

Her next book, The People Equation: Why Innovation Is People, Not Products, reveals how to provide a culture where risk-taking is safe and innovation is democratized so that anyone can participate. The book will be published October 2016. Deborah is the creator of Alley to the Valley™ (A2V), a national community of highly accomplished women for the purposes of deal-making and deal flow (the proverbial female golf course). A2V's community of over 100K women nationwide with knowledge and decision-making authority—entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants, management consultants, literary and speaking agents, media, and other highly successful women—make deals to fast-track opportunities and help get themselves and their organizations to the next level. Some have described Alley to the Valley as the "highest ROI they've experienced in a single day," "life-changing," and "summer camp for smart women."

Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Deborah spent 18 years in Washington, DC, as a former congressional and White House staffer and an on-air commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and CNN.

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