Doug Sundheim – Taking Smart Risks

Taking smart risksPlaying it safe is no option to win in today’s marketplace, neither is a too risk appetite approach. Doug Sundheim takes you to the middle road between boredom and careless risky behaviour. Entrepreneurship refreshed and polished: welcome to Smart Risks. Insights from Daniel Kahneman (Thinking, fast and slow), Maslow, the flow concept combined with numerous stories and dozens of useful tools will lead to a sustained ability to reach high performance levels. Leadership, motivation and an adequate performance management approach are core to Sundheim’s analysis of 5 habits of Smart Risk Takers:

  1. Find something worth fighting for (slightly different from a burning platform to escape from or an unreachable vision)
  2. See the future now (of course vision casting and getting followers for your ideas: stop, think, discuss and decide).
  3. Act fast, learn fast (pretotyping, a failure is a learning point and stay humble
  4. Communicate powerfully (expect communication breakdowns, and tough conversations to be held; openness, direct feedback and telling the world what your plans are)
  5. Create a smart-risk culture (a cyclical approach, learning built in)

Stay ahead of your competition by Taking Smart Risks.

About the author

Doug Sundheim is a leadership and organizational consultant with over 20 years of experience in growing businesses and helping others do the same. He works with leaders and teams of Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial firms to help them maximize their effectiveness. His clients include Morgan Stanley, Harvard Management Company, The Chubb Corporation, Citigroup, University of Chicago, and Procter & Gamble among others.
Prior to his work in leadership and organizational consulting, Doug spent several years in the Internet strategy field and started a 100-person catering company. He holds a BS from Cornell University and an MA in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University. He lives in Westchester, NY with his wife and two sons.
Doug regularly speaks, consults, and does workshops with leaders and teams. If you’d like more information about how he can help your organization, you can reach him at the information below.