The Captain's Challenge, An Approach Towards Understanding Risk Through the Metaphors of Sailing
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Beginning in the office, The Captain's Challenge will engage captain and crew in strategic dialogues to determine objectives. On board the vessel, metaphors of sailing — approaches to navigation, dead reckoning, on-board communication, weather uncertainties, managing oneself in difficult or uncertain conditions, roles as captain and crew — will all be essential to the program experience. The nature of the follow up will depend on the on-board experience.

The engagments will help your organization to:

  • determine short, medium and long-term objectives
  • develop scenarios to define the range of uncertainties the captain and crew will face
  • define risk, risk tolerance, corporate tolerance for failure, and the qualities that will make your organization an effective learning company

Fundamental principles of the Captain's Challenge are explored in a 2006 article for Strategy and Business by Eric Best, founder and CEO. Click here to view pdf.

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