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Welcome aboard *|TITLE:FNAME|* to our voyage of discovery!Well, howdy from Lost Pines, Texas! Have you got your innovation passport up-to-date *|TITLE:FNAME|*? We're delighted to have you aboard the ideaship Perspectives for this exciting journey. What's an ideaship? Like Star Trek's timeship Relativity, we've arrived at your port-of-call to provision you for discovery…discovering the risks hidden in your business. "Residual Risks" are those that can only be recognized with a fresh perspective, such as when you climb the steps of a lighthouse on the coast. Seeing the same scene over and over, if you are disciplined to continue climbing, you rise out of the fog to see past your former horizon with the clarity which a systems thinking perspective brings to your operations. Again, welcome aboard! While you're thinking about it, share our newsletter with sharp people you know!
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Do You Know the 1-word Test for Scoring Leaders?
Can you think of anyone who needs a bigger dose of busy? We believe that a litmus test for true leadership is to ask someone if they're busy. Go ahead: ask the next 5 people you meet, including sparking up a conversation with a total stranger, if they would say they are busy. Don't be surprised if 4 out of 5 question the idea they could be anything but busy.
We invite you to imagine yourself at the foot of a spiral stair, with the flash of staircase wit (or l'esprit d'escalier for our Canadian and EU friends), that comes in the moment of quiet reflection right before one is moved to act decisively.
Transformational leaders respond (in their own words) that they are purposefully engaged, they are rarely ever busy, because the 4 letters of that simple word weave a message of disinterested superiority—
I'm too busy (read: important, viz. Hegel's master-slave relationship) for you and your needs.
Delivering exponential improvements in risk results means that we listen intently to the music behind the words and ask purposeful, structured questions about details that are out of tune. Listening is one of the most vital first steps to gaining trust and trust is the central element of building business intimacy: that culture where people tell us what we need to hear, rather than what they think we want to hear.
Share our newsletter with sharp people who need to drive increased profit by resolving the hidden risks in their business!
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Who We Are & What We Do
Why Now is the Right Time to Radically Improve Your Operations
STETA Group is Making Risk Social to Make You Safer SM by transforming the way risk is measured and managed. Founded by global IP Law giant AndrewsKurth as a Chamber of Commerce for Risk after the BP Deepwater Horizon fiasco; STETA Group exists to advance the state of the art in the discovery, reporting and resolution of risks across the spectrum of organizational events today: civic, social, for profit and non-profit.
The question we get asked most often is very insightful:
So what kinds of risks do you handle?At the end of the day, there are only 2 kinds of risk:
and these 2nd ones are (almost) always catastrophic. The very people charged with being alert to the signal events (also called messenger or herald events) that foretell the potential for minor flaws to cascade into major disasters, have a “learned blindness” that is only curable by asking ridiculous, irrelevant and inconvenient questions… structured questions that have the outside appearance of child-like naïveté. So in summary, the solution is as straightforward as it is difficult. Know people who embrace a challenge rather than running away? Share our newsletter with them! You'll both be glad you did.
- those you don't know about
- those your (so-called) “experts” have discounted
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None of us are as smart as all of us;the truest hallmark of genius is to welcome ideas from every corner, then evaluate them to find those worth polishing up to use. Geodes look like dusty rocks on the outside, good for naught. So do many great ideas in their first telling.
The Systemkey™ Risk Intelligence Platform is a dialog-driven model, rather than centrally dependent on software's “garbage-in | garbage-out”Achilles Heel. The structured questions powered by Systemkey™ Risk Modeling are available across the range of environments where software will never be allowed, either for environmental or security reasons.
Bottom Line:With a comprehensive and coherently layered approach to managing risk, Solutions powered by Systemkey™ Risk Modeling deliver clarity that moves the needle in reducing costs, thus resolving the most critical threats to your triple-bottom line and allowing a pragmatic approach to handling risks of lesser consequence.
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How it works:The Systemkey™ Platform includes the following products & services licensed from Systems Thinking Institute LLC (STI) :
with the STETA-certification of the Systemkey™ Global Train-the-Trainer pipeline, to round out the platform.
- Rock Eel Digital (la RED)
- RedSky™ Risk Software
- for companies on the cusp of explosive growth
- Semantic Compression™
- for organizations commited to process maturity
- Systemkey™ Enterprise Suite
- includes all of the above and more
Systemkey™ Solutions dramatically extend your organization's capacity for risk discovery by giving people at every level of the organization both the permission to and the process for constructively and creatively asking inconvenient, ridiculous and irrational questions. The kind that so very dramatically did not get asked by:
- Carnival Cruise Lines upper management team as the Costa Concordia veered off course
- Toyota's Dealer Network process improvement team prior to the death of the Saylor family in the sudden unintended
- Exploration/drilling process champions
in the BP/Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico
- Race planning staff and multiple layers
of security agencies involved in the 2013
- Operational integrity team for Blue
Rhino's Tavares, FL refilling
- The Leadership and skills performance
certification team for
RENFE 's Alvia train which
derailed near Santiago de Compostela.
You can probably think of many additional
incidents on your own, yes or yes?
There is no single answer, yet there is a
robust and scalable platform that can answer
these and every other question regarding the
specific risk signature at your business or
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Turning traditional logic inside out for
complex environments, structured questions
powered by Systemkey™ , equip your team
to “peel the onion”of complexity,
in layers thin enough that the most junior
person on that team can make valuable
See if you can spot the flaws in this trick
were that easy, wouldn't we already
have solved it by now?
Can you name 5 critical errors embedded in
that question? How do those mistakes in
outlook, those assumptions and yes that
embedded arrogance, put the safety of your
firm in jeopardy?
How many times have you heard questions just
like that get asked…
Our visionIn becoming the defacto standard of risk reporting, the way Adobe® Reader is in document delivery, we will reduce human suffering and improve quality of life from the seabed to the stars.