Author: The Gray Rhino

Catch up with Gray Rhino & Company CEO Michele Wucker by listening to the recent podcast interviews she’s done focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its financial consequences. Here are links and short descriptions: Moneywise GuysDavid Anderson and Sherod White, KERN Talk Radio/Moneywise Guys, June 30, 2020David and Sherod talk with THE GRAY RHINO author Michele Wucker about why you should be wary of the surge in the markets, and how you can keep from getting trampled when the bull market turns to a bear. Would You Know If a Gray Rhino Was Coming at You?Jim Blasingame, The Small Business…

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Gray Rhino & Company Founder and CEO Michele Wucker has been in high demand for commentary on why so many pandemic warnings went unheeded and what we need to look for coming down the road including debt crisis. Here’s a compilation of recent video appearances. Leadership Insights Episode 024Brough Leadership Institute (South Africa)Conversation with Andy BroughJuly 8, 2020 https://youtu.be/hpYGNtUie4k An Insolvent World: Can We Avoid a Global Debt Crisis?UN Global Compact Leadership SummitPanel with Navid Hanif, Director of Financing for Sustainable Development Office United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA); Shari Spiegel, Chief of Policy Analysis & Development Branch,…

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Anne Janzer is an award-winning author, nonfiction writing coach and marketing practitioner on a mission to help people make a positive impact with their writing. She supports and encourages writers, authors and marketers through her books, blog posts, online courses, webinars, and teaching. Her book, The Writer’s Process, won a gold medal from Readers’ Favorite and a silver medal in the ForeWord INDIES Book of the Year award. The Workplace Writer’s Process, winner of the 2018 IndieReader Discovery Aware for Nonfiction, was named one of the best business writing books of all time by BookAuthority. Her book Writing to Be Understood, about effective nonfiction…

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Michele Wucker wrote “Why managing uncertainty is a key leadership skill” for strategy+business, published June 10, 2020. “As it brutally disrupts life and business as we know it, COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief a crucial business skill: the ability to navigate uncertainty,” she wrote. “That means knowing what you can control and what you cannot, aligning your company and employees with a shared purpose, holding to a clear vision of where you want the company to be, and trusting your team to help get there. Today’s economy is a real-life laboratory, an environment that supports the conclusion of a…

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“Unlike the black swan that appears only in hindsight, grey rhino theory is forward-looking. It is about actively seeing what’s in front of us and challenging ourselves to act,” Michele Wucker wrote in “To avoid the next pandemic, you need to know the difference between a black swan and a grey rhino,” published in The National April 23, 2020. “Instead of focusing mainly on why problems are not readily solvable, our priority needs to be on what it takes, from governments and civil society, to head off grey rhinos. The solution begins with a reset of expectations.” Read the full…

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Understanding people’s tolerance for and approach to risk can help companies build teams and improve decision making, Gray Rhino & Company CEO Michele Wucker writes in her latest strategy+business column, “The new behavioral science of risk taking in business,” published October 9, 2019. There’s something of a bull market in understanding attitudes toward risk. Last decade’s financial crisis spawned a slew of platforms — Riskalyze, FinaMetrica, Tolerisk, and a rapidly growing list of competitors — that seek to understand people’s tolerance for financial risk. It is now common for financial advisors to ask clients a set of questions about how…

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Why do we often neglect big problems, like the financial crisis and climate change, until it’s too late? Policy strategist Michele Wucker urges us to replace the myth of the “black swan” — that rare, unforeseeable, unavoidable catastrophe — with the reality of the “gray rhino,” the preventable danger that we choose to ignore. In this TED Talk, she shows why predictable crises catch us by surprise — and lays out some signs that there may be a charging rhino in your life right now. This talk was presented at an official TED Salon event February 1, 2019, and was…

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