The Risk Type Compass personality assessment focuses on raising awareness in the way individuals perceive, manage and make decisions about risk.

Developed by the Psychological Consultancy Limited the Risk Type Compass helps individuals, and teams gain a deeper insight into their risk disposition and behaviour.  Two key factors in risk-taking are an individual’s risk type and risk attitude. 

While risk management has previously focused on procedures, regulation and legislation, Risk Type Compass uniquely assesses the risk-taking nature of individuals. By identifying critical individual differences in risk appetite, organisations can maximise potential and balance the contributions of risk-takers and more risk-averse individuals.

Based on extensive global psychological research, the Risk Type compass places individuals into one of eight distinctive Risk Types, providing insights that have important implications for individuals, teams and the organisation. For example: How much risk are they willing to take, how much uncertainty will they cope with and how are they likely to respond when things go wrong.

Wary – self-disciplined and cautious

Prudent – self-controlled and detailed

Deliberate – systematic and compliant

Composed – cool headed and optimistic

Adventurous–  impulsive and fearless

Carefree– spontaneous and unconventional

Excitable – uninhibited and excitable

Intense – pessimistic and self-critical

This webinar with Geoff Trickey, MD at PCL and Executive Coach, Clive Steeper explored how your approach to risk can affect leadership performance.  They discussed how you can increase leadership effectiveness and empower your team by understanding your own risk personality, as well as your team’s, and how best to work with risk.

Contact Clive Steeper to find out more