A leading risk practitioner and thought leader shares his thoughts

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A leading risk practitioner and thought leader shares his thoughts

I enjoyed this 30 minute recording of my good friend Alex Sidorenko interviewing Hans Læssøe, formerly CRO at Lego. I encourage you to dedicate some time to listening and thinking about what they have to say.

I have never met Hans, but after listening to the discussion I am very much looking forward to an opportunity to share and debate views.

Not only did I find myself agreeing with much of what he had to say, but I heard him use very similar language to mine to explain his views on a number of topics.

For example, we both believe:

  • The key to success for the risk practitioner is helping management succeed
  • It’s not about avoiding failure, it’s about achieving objectives
  • The effective CRO uses the language of the business. He does not try to get management to learn the language of risk. (I like the way Hans describes a conversation between two people, one speaking Russian and the other Danish.)
  • Providing reports that assure the board that management is taking the desired level of risk is useful. However,…

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