On the surface, outsourcing a support function seems to offer the path of least resistance. Taking this path for a variety of operational areas is certainly tempting and may actually be the best option in many circumstances…but as naturalist and author Henry David Thoreau somewhat cynically puts it – “the path of least resistance leads…Read More
The short answer is an emphatic yes!!! But I know you have come to expect more from me, so let me expand on this a little… Going back to my days as an internal ERM practitioner in one of Florida’s largest property insurance companies, I can attest personally that internal risk professionals are treated differently…Read More
Today I’m going to touch on the sensitive topic of consultants… When you have a problem or situation outside your organization’s internal capabilities, a consultant can be brought in to help address it. In the context of ERM, this can include everything from starting a new program, re-starting a failed program, presenting a summary of…Read More
Extending on our theme from last week on the people side of ERM, I want to outline some things I think organizations should look for in an external ERM resource (a.k.a. “consultant”). Although I outline the skills and personal qualities of an effective ERM professional in a prior post, there are special considerations when looking…Read More
As an enterprise risk management consultant, my goal – and a real passion! – is ensuring companies have the tools they need to identify and properly manage threats and opportunities to business objectives ... Read More
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