Episode 5: Paul Gordon on the importance of decision thinking

Unearth a new perspective on risk Podcast Episode 5

As the title suggests, this podcast is all about unearthing a new perspective on risk.

My guests are experts in their fields where they impact risk either directly or indirectly. My interviews aim to lift the lid on risk and rip it apart to give you a whole new perspective on it.

My name’s Lisa Sisson and I am founder of risk consultancy, Unearth. I’m also becoming known somewhat as a “Risk Rebel”.

At Unearth we believe that risk starts and ends with people. Equally, we believe that opportunity starts and ends with people. So if you’re not looking at risk with, through and by your people, then you are not only leaving your organisation exposed to risk, you are also not opening up the opportunities that a people-centred risk strategy will deliver.

My guest on Episode 5 of our podcast is Paul Gordon, CEO of Catalyze APAC – a niche consulting firm that transforms decision making in private and public sector organisations. 

Paul is a trusted adviser to executives and senior leaders across multiple industries. For more than fifteen years he has helped some of the largest and most influential organisations in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom make hard decisions that involve budgets in the billions and impact millions of stakeholders.

Working closely with leaders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Catalyze help them do more with less, make impossible trade-offs, optimise their budget, select the best alternative overall and develop organisational strategy.

They achieve this by applying Decision Thinking, a way of looking at the world through the lens of what decisions need to be made, in order to cause action and engineer the future. When you adopt Decision Thinking, you don’t see problems – you see decisions that need to be made, and a clear way to make them.

In this episode, we explore decision-making through the lens of risk. Some of the themes we get into include

  • The intersection between systems and people and how we can make better decisions for those that are impacted by the system
  • Consciousness in the world of decision making
  •  Active stakeholder participation
  •  An empowering approach to decision making

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