Making the safest bet rarely leads to success, and risk is needed if you want to do more than just scrape by—it actually may be what’s needed just to survive in this economy. Identify the risk avoidance that may be holding you back with 10 of its most common forms.
Excuse No. 1: “The timing isn’t right.” Business plans sit in boxes as their creators wait for the right conditions. Besides forgoing an opportunity for success because they are waiting for ideal conditions, many leaders fail to solve problems or correct mistakes because, in their minds, the timing wasn’t right.