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Risky Management

Written by  JOHN GLENN

Risk management practitioners recognize a myriad of threats to “business as usual.” Increasingly, one risk seems to be coming to the fore, and there is little a practitioner can do to avoid or mitigate it. That risk is management. There are at least three categories of management that endanger the enterprise:management that ignores our reasoned words management that works against our efforts management that simply isn’t there.Management that ignores our reasoned words Most practitioners have stories about this type of management. I once worked for a vice president of management information systems (VP/MIS) who managed to sabotage a plan through his focus on his own interests at the expense of the organizations. A fiat from corporate headquarters told my VP that he had to have a business continuity plan for the North American operations. He believed that meant his location and never mind the hinterlands. Fair enough. The North American headquarters was a