SDG's Executive eBriefings are one-hour online webinars on topics related to decision and risk management. Our webinars are sponsored by the Stanford Center for Professional Development and there is no charge to participate.
The Power of Scenarios to Improve Strategic Decisions
Scenario planning is a powerful tool that can help us picture how the future might unfold. Featuring Henk Krijnen of Shell, where scenarios have been a part of strategic planning for 40 years.
The Upside of Risk
As more and more companies implement ERM programs, forward-thinking companies are moving beyond risk protection and compliance to embrace the upside of risk.
Leading Decision Makers Who Outrank You
In strategic decision-making, decision leaders walk a tightrope of managing decision-makers' expectations, conflicting objectives, and packed schedules.
How Hidden Biases Sabotage Your Decisions
The human intellect is extremely powerful and capable. But our minds have evolved with biases that work against good judgment and decision-making.
The 21st Century Decision Loom: Weaving Together Ideas, Knowledge, and Technology for Better Decisions
In a world with increased customer and market diversity, a world with significantly increased data available to customers and competitors alike, how can we approach decision-making?
Proactive Decision Making: Personal and Business Decisions and Other Important Choices
Is bad decision-making a leading cause of death? Decision analyst and author Ralph Keeney makes the case, and argues for proactively choosing the decisions you make.
Opportunity Loss: Unnoticed and Uncounted Sources of Value
What size of missed opportunity would be considered as bad as losing $10 million in your company? If it's more than $10 million, you are missing a lot of opportunity to create value.
Decision Quality: The Art and Science of Good Decision-Making
Successful business leaders know that decision-making must be fast, be effective, and maximize value.
Strategic Innovation: The Power of Design Thinking in Business
Innovation has become for many companies not only a priority, but also the driving force of expansion, exploration, and success.
Competition, Collaboration, Negotiation: Game Theory and Multiparty Decisions
What are the best ways to approach decisions when there are multiple decision makers, each with different information, motives, and goals?
Strategic Risk Management in Healthcare: How to Manage Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions
A new approach to risk management in heathcare allows hospitals and other organizations to better grapple with all the downside and upside risks and opportunities they face.
Back From the Brink: How Strategic Risk Management Helped a US Manufacturer Avoid Bankruptcy
Norman Chambers, CEO of NCI Building Systems, on how strategic risk management helped the business come back from the brink of bankruptcy.
Corporate Risk Appetite: How to Specify It
Many organizations squander their attractive — but risky — opportunities, because they can't judge risks. Risk appetite can provide a universal yardstick for adjusting value for risk.Read More | Replay Now
Value-Driven ERM: What CEOs and Boards Want Most
Forward-looking corporate boards and top executives are asking a new question: How can Enterprise Risk Management create and protect enterprise value.Read More | Replay Now
Game-Changing Energy Storage:
The recent DOE awards of $185 million for 16 grid-scale energy storage projects is evidence of the game-changing role storage is likely to play in the electricity industry.
Prioritizing R&D at Baxter Healthcare
To better assess the tradeoffs required in R&D decision-making, Baxter developed a portfolio system that captures technical and commercial uncertainty in R&D investments.
Smart Cost-Cutting: How to Emerge From Budget Pressure Stronger and More Secure
An internal group at HP responds to corporate pressure to reduce headcount by measuring the "market value" of every resource.
Cost and Schedule Risk Management
Large-scale capital projects face tremendous risk due to their long time horizons, complexity, and resource requirements. How rigorous analysis can reduce the risk.
Better - Cheaper - Faster
Why Inspire Pharmaceuticals switched from a Balanced Scorecard approach to managing its product pipeline to a value-based portfolio management system.