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Why Positive Risk-Taking is so misunderstood

‘A horse walked into a bar…’ (you can make up the rest… my version is that the bartender asked “what’s with the long face?”) So, you think you know what Positive Risk-Taking is… well, get it from the horse’s mouth…

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There is no ‘Positive Risk’ in Positive Risk-Taking! Yet I have long since lost count of the number of times I have heard the phrase, such as “I am taking a positive risk.” What does that even mean?

As the person who initiated the concept back in 1994, I have always been very clear in communicating precisely what the phrase means.

And why should this even matter? Well, if you are not clear in what you are communicating, the oft-repeated message in all of those incident inquiries that “… communication broke down” will inevitably continue to be the case.

Ask 10 people what ‘Positive Risk’ means, and you might just get at least 11 different answers. For me, the positive is NOT about the risk; it IS about the outcomes. Why do we take a risk? Because we want to gain the benefit of the positive outcome of such an action.

Positive Risk-Taking is at the root of best practice in risk decision-making. It embodies a structured approach to clearly reasoned risk decisions.

To find out more about how good risk assessment practice informs the concept, and the role of mindset in making challenging risk decisions with confidence, check out my FREE training webinar by using the following link:

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/risk-aversion-risk-taking-webinar

Consistency in the use and understanding of language across our organisations is essential for underpinning best practice.

Positive Risk-Taking webinar

So you think you know what ‘Positive Risk-Taking‘ is? Well, reflect again on that statement, as I created it back in 1994, and I have come across many people who lazily misinterpret the language and get the true meaning wrong.

Are you occasionally, or often maybe, confronted with a need to make a challenging risk decision? Well, if so, read on, as I have good news for you…

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Click on the link below to register for instant access to my latest webinar, outlining 5 simple steps to clear and confident risk decision-making. The webinar outlines my original creation of the concept of Positive Risk-Taking, along with access to a comprehensive range of resources for implementing best practice.

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/risk-aversion-risk-taking-webinar

10th EuroSciCon Conference

Congratulations to all who attended and contributed to the Paris Conference (11-12 April 2019) on Psychiatry, Psychology & Brain Studies.

A small but truly global event, as I had the opportunity to introduce contributions from Australia, Russia, Malaysia, India, Brazil, USA and UK. Thanks particularly go on Day 1 to Torie Robinson, Greg Robin and Paul Lang for their inspiring personal stories.

Also, thanks go to the Day 1 audience for their enthusiastic receiving of my keynote presentation on Good Practice in Risk Decision-Making incorporating the concept of Positive Risk-Taking that I created back in 1994. Look out for forthcoming webinar presentations and access to a full Membership Site underpinning the concept of  Positive Risk-Taking through the intricacies of working with risk.

European Congress for Mental Health

July in Paris, and it’s time for the next European Congress for Mental Health (9-11th July 2018).

Positive Risk-Taking is on the agenda, as I present one of the early morning keynote presentations on Day 1. Access the event programme line-up through the following link:

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/0efc6edd-d3df-427c-9606-0140c5e1e037

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Strengths-Based Planning & Reviews

In this video I define what a meeting is, provide 11 negative observations on how they play out, and offer 7 reflections on what can contribute to making them efective for everyone involved.

 

This presentation is part of a much wider email sequence offering strengths-based resources. To subscribe to that list click on the following link, follow the simple instructions, and get ready to receive an abundance of FREE and very practical information to implement in your own practice:

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/

Minding your language

The language of strengths individualises each of us; whereas, the language used to describe problems tends more to aggregate us into less well-defined groups. In the following brief video, I will contrast the types of language we use for describing ourselves either from a problems perspective or from a strengths approach. Click on the following link now to access the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bALixNzWHVU

 

This video is part of the email sequence providing subscribers with access to a wide range of strengths-based resources. If you wish to subscribe to the email list click the following link (it’s FREE resources that I am offering, with no catch!):

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/

A Rationale for the Strengths Approach

In this video I outline 5 reasons to underpin why we should focus our attention on translating strengths principles into strengths-based practice.

 

You can also use the following link to also access a range of free strengths-based resources:

https://positiverisktaking.lpages.co/working-with-strengths-2/