Not all risks are equal, so when it comes to uncertainty, some of us can thrive in some moments, while others of us languish.
If the context of the uncertainty switches though, the opposite might be true.
As part of our reading of The Upsides of Uncertainty , today I led a group through the process of evaluating their risk affinities and aversions according to the Risk-O-Meter created by Tina Seelig.
Each of the participants looked at themselves honestly, and then reflected on how these aversions and affinities connect to their work.
How are they supportive?
How are they an impediment?
We also looked at next steps that they can take to live more into their affinities by working on certain projects, or to baby step up their aversions if they were getting in the way of important work.
Next time we meet, we'll look at the organization as a whole, and where they might stand on the risk-o-meter, and how that relates to their individual risk-o-meters.
I also did the self-assessment.
I am High (risk affinity) in Emotional, Social, Physical, and Intellectual
I am Low (risk aversion) in Political and Financial.
Do you have any risk aversions that impede your career or business?
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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I am Theresa Destrebecq.