It’s a dangerous world: stress-test your managers

Ex-British Army chief tells banks: “You need to see how your peers react when the pressure is on”

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Banks should stress-test their staff as well as their balance sheets, says ex-British Army chief

To prepare for disaster, companies should stress-test management teams, as well as their operations and exposures, delegates at the OpRisk Europe conference in London were told on Wednesday (May 15).

Peter Wall, former chief of the general staff of the British Army and today a leadership consultant, said cohesive management teams are vital to resilient operations.

“You need taut teams who know by default what to do and can make good collective decisions – because they understand and respect

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