Coaxing others to take risks

Are your awesome ideas rejected as too risky?  According to blogger Heidi Grant Halvorson at the Harvard Business Review you’re not alone.  Most organizations (and people) are risk averse right now.  No big surprise.  How do you overcome it?  “To persuade the prevention-minded person to take a risk, recent research by psychologists Abigail Scholer, Xi Zou, Ken Fujita, Steve Stroessner, and E. Tory Higgins suggests that you should emphasize how a course of action can keep your company (or your client) safe and secure — how it will help them to avoid making a terrible mistake.”

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