The ability to change perspectives – not only when it comes to risk – is crucial for business leaders.

As initially mentioned, I will introduce three perspectives to identify risks.

This means only three and not all the six we have for example in our toolbox called “Personal Risk Area Identifier”

Starting with three will give you – and hopefully also your team – enough food for thought in a first step.

I prefer getting things implemented and done versus teaching and preaching complex frameworks which nobody ever want to have implemented in the organisation.

This means for today, that we immediately start with the work on the different perspectives and elaborate from there.

Let us choose the three perspectives to start with

1.    Having you here in my business podcast I assume you all have a professional role on a certain level. Either you are an employee, manager, executive or board member. If you have several roles: choose one. That is your Individual Business Role

2.    As second perspective I would like you to choose on your role you have withing “friends and family”. You may be a parent, a child, a friend, a sibling, etc.

3.    And as the third role you closely stay with you as an individual. Not in the roles we described above, not as part of another system, just you.

These three perspectives are always within us. No matter with whom you are working in teams.

It remains unspoken which of the perspective is taking the lead in the decision-making process. Depending on the setting you provide, it is possible to lead it.

As an example, I have prepared a few questions which should be answered from different perspectives.

The situation I want you to be taken is Cyber Attack as the overall risk.

With the three perspectives in mind, you can for each answering the following questions:

1)   What are the planned activities which could be harmed?

2)   What would be biggest risks derived from the answer before?

3)   Which are the effective scenarios to mitigate the risk?

4)   By when are measurements effective?

With these four questions about activities, risks, scenarios, and measurements you immediately identify the risks for each perspective.


Remember the three roles

–       Professional

–       Friends & Family

–       And individual

And then keep at least two of the following four questions in mind

–       Activities planned

–       Biggest risk

–       Scenarios to mitigate

–       Measurements implemented by when


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