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Risk tolerance vs. performance objectives: The "objective conundrum"

Solomon Carter ( is a compliance professional and corporate trainer specializing in policy and curricula development, and an executive at All Power in His Hands Christian Mission in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Aligning risk tolerance with performance objectives can be a tricky proposition for even the most skilled leaders and influencers. The four fundamental questions that every leadership team should constantly ask, analyze, and potentially recalibrate are:

  • How does our risk tolerance align with our performance objectives?

  • How does our risk tolerance impede our performance objectives?

  • How do our performance objectives present challenges to our risk matrix?

  • How do we skillfully mitigate questions 1 through 3?

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