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We take risks everyday, because everyday we are making decisions that will produce outcome of some type, both professional and personally. It really comes down to what are you willing to take a stand for and tolerance for risk taking. In other words, what brings you meaning. It’s common for many to get overwhelmed and even procrastinate, yet we all know the dissatisfaction of those actions as explained by Doug Sundheim.

There are 5 key things that every “Smart Risk-Taker” consistently does to decrease their level of uncertainty enough to increase their propensity for action; and creation always takes risk. “Taking Smart Risks – How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes Are High” is Doug Sundheim’s latest book.

Doug is a leadership, organizational consultant and past internet strategist with over 20 years of experience in growing businesses. He works with leaders and teams of Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial firms such as Morgan Stanley, Harvard Management Company, The Chubb Corporation, Citigroup, University of Chicago, and Procter & Gamble.

There is always a cost and a benefit of not taking a risk. We review in some depth exactly what that means and where you will find the evidence you need to take winning risks!

Highlights –

  • 5 things smart risk-takers consistently do
  • The cost-benefit of not taking a risk
  • The true benefit of being active with customers
  • Defining a smart failure
  • Where do you find a “learning zone”

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