March 17, 2020

Many will have different opinions about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But the Prevention Podcast’s Dan Verton has been paying particular attention to the response efforts of businesses and school systems around the country, and that has made one thing abundantly clear: 

Not all who share risk management responsibilities at the most senior levels appear to have the necessary risk management training and leadership skills that are required during times of emerging threats.

Dan argues that risk management leadership demands more than following policies and procedures, and relying on data for decision making. Risk management leadership also requires the ability to make unpopular, difficult decisions in scenarios lacking conclusive data.