One of the last behaviors many of us wish to embrace right now is risk taking. Times are scary. Ambiguity continues to surround us. As numerous people and companies are shying away from new ventures, it’s time for you to be courageous at work (regarding new projects, tasks, and behaviors) in a smart way.

Taking risks today – after bank failures, the collapse of the real estate market, and deep dive for many if not all of our 401Ks – has negative connotations. We’re scared. All of us. And, the tried and true is terrific. Why verve from it? I feel risk taking is one of the new best management practices. And it’s not just for leaders or managers; it’s for all levels of employees.

© Leila Bulling Towne 2011

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