are you watching out for risks ahead?

Are you watching for the warning signs?

Summer in the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. And apparently the word is out. The roads fill with people from all over the place. Watching the license plates on the roads paints a picture about where people are coming from. And many times, they are in a hurry to get where they are going. But, they aren’t watching the signs they are about to fall into a trap. A speed trap.

Locals know where the speed traps are located. Always around a blind corner on the downhill. The locals stay out of the left lane and no more than 5 mph above the speed limit. They know where the traps are as those who don’t fly by in the left lane and get pulled over for speeding.

That’s the thing about risk. If you know what you are doing, you can push the envelope. But if you are in unfamiliar territory and those who are familiar with it are behaving differently, it’s a warning sign to understand the risks before pushing forward. Calculated risk taking is a good thing. Reckless risk taking is not.

Posted in Leadership, Risk Management.