A Big Risk-Taker Takes a Bigger Risk
Certainly there are legitimate reasons for executives/managers to avoid risk, but in my experience the real underlying reason is almost always to avoid embarrassment.
Ernest Gagnon did that for ten years until the once 570-pounder decided to get on a road bike and train for the grueling, highly competitive sport of cyclocross racing. In his first high-stakes, public race, he showed how big he was — and it wasn’t his physical size. He finished last and yet still won.
So, sweat off your secret fear of risk by listening to National Public Radio’s recorded story on Ernest.