21 September 2019

Endgame: A Life of Operational Risk Management...

"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended." Nelson Mandela

Operational Risk Management (ORM) is not a project with a deadline. It is a journey of a lifetime that requires continuous and adaptive change. There have been many great leaders who understood this during their quest for improving the quality of their environment.

Flashback six year ago.  Mr. Mandela endured the challenges of managing risk his entire life. With a life purpose that burned bright, he was able to endure the journey and mitigate the threats to achieving many of his ideas. Ideas for a higher quality of life for those living and working together in South Africa.

(CBS News) People across South Africa and around the world are honoring Nelson Mandela this weekend (December 8, 2013), in spontaneous and emotional outpourings that are as much a celebration of Mandela's life as an expression of grief -- bringing home the accomplishments of the remarkable man who died this past week at age 95 after a lifetime of struggling for justice.

Whether your quest is to end apartheid, rule a nation or even a continuous battle with the Operational Risks surrounding you and your organization, the fight goes on. The process adapts to ever changing conditions, new rules, new laws and the latest formula for your adversary to achieve their goals.

Those who never lose sight of the journey, completing the endless tasks to influence change, will endure.

Operational Risk Management (ORM) requires a focus on the endgame. What does your vision of the endgame look like? Nelson Mandela achieved his and more. How long might it take to achieve yours?

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