Empathy expert Maria Ross hosted Michele Wucker recently on her wonderful podcast, The Empathy Edge, in an episode posted March 22, 2022, talking about how you can improve your team’s performance by understanding the risk fingerprint concept and applying risk empathy.
These two principles help you better understand where people are coming from, rather than making assumptions. Today we talk about how to assess your risk fingerprint, what risk empathy means, and why the term “risk averse” is a destructive stereotype. We also talk about why ensuring you have risk diversity on your team will help you make better decisions.
Maria, founder of the brand consultancy Red Slice, believes cash flow, creativity and compassion are not mutually exclusive. As a brand strategist, speaker and author, she advises entrepreneurs and fast-growth businesses on building irresistible brand stories that connect with customers and accelerate growth. Maria’s most recent book, The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success (A Playbook for Branding, Leaders, and Teams), explores empathy as a competitive business advantage and was named by Forbes as a top 11 book redefining leadership and by CEO Magazine as one of the year’s most inspiring business books.
- Taking risks is like building muscle – the more you do it, the easier it gets.
- Risk is a perception based on your own lens.The more control you have, the less risky you see something as being.
- You’re going to have different risk tolerances in different parts of your life. You want to set up a good risk portfolio across your life.