The (Vivid) Red Car Syndrome

is the title of a January 24th, Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) article by Melanie Lockwood Herman that draws attention to our tendency to be superstitious about risk. She states that on more than a dozen occasions workshop attendees have asked her whether talking about a potential downside risk increases the likelihood that it will occur. Melanie goes on, to explain how merely identifying risk “automatically” improves outcomes, Nason and Fleming, authors of Essentials of Enterprise Risk Management, refer to something she’s always called “The Red Car Syndrome.” Click HERE to read the full article.

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