Welcome to Leadership Risk

Please note that all risk, decision making, and leadership development content has been transferred to Respect Risk.

Our mission is to …

  • empower individuals to make better decisions  that increase their success and the success of their organizations
  • share knowledge about decision-making in the context of managing risk
  • do so without bias

… and so enable our clients to reach their personal and business goals.

Founder’s Biography: Yuval Bar-Or

Dr. Yuval D. Bar-Or is a leading expert in decision-making in the context of risk. He is the founder and president of the Light Brigade LLC, and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. He is the author of five books, including the recently published Crazy Little Risk Called Love (2012) as well as Play to Prosper: The Passive Investor’s Game Plan (2011) and Play to Prosper: The Small Investor’s Survival Guide (2010).

Dr. Yuval Bar-Or

Dr. Bar-Or has lectured extensively in academic and professional settings on the subjects of decision making, risk management, and financial literacy. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1998, Dr. Bar-Or established The Light Brigade (a management consulting company) in the belief that enlightened decisions – those made with better knowledge of facts and consequences – will result in lower personal and corporate risk. The firm is active in the areas of risk management, decision making, and investing literacy education services.

Prior to launching The Light Brigade, Dr. Bar-Or held senior strategy and operations roles with some of the world’s leading risk management firms, including KMV and Algorithmics. His roles have included managerial responsibilities in New York, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Sydney and his risk management expertise has assisted companies in management of over a trillion dollars in assets. His first book, Leveraging People for a Corporate Turnaround: Leadership and Management Guidance for Organizational Change (2009) touches on the importance of good decision-making skills for corporate leaders. His second book, Is a PhD for Me? Life inside the Ivory Tower: A Cautionary Guide for Aspiring Doctoral Students (2009) is set in the academic world.

Dr. Bar-Or has been quoted in various media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, BusinessWeek, Forbes.com, American Public Media’s Marketplace, TheStreet.com, Bankrate.com, Washingtonian, Investopedia.com, InvestmentNews.com, AdvisorOne.com, The Arizona Republic, Consumers Digest, FoxBusiness.com, US News & World Report, Treasury & Risk, Morningstar.com, RIABiz.com, and The Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions.

Dr. Bar-Or was born in the USA and spent over a decade in Israel and Canada. He completed an engineering degree and two economics degrees at McMaster University. He lives in the Eastern United States, and has recently qualified for a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


For more detailed biographical information please visit one of the following:

Anyone Can Learn, Yuval Bar-Or.info, TLB Publishing, Respect Risk, Credit Solutions Demystified, YuvalBar-Or.org, Leadership Risk, Science Says, IsaPhdforme, are all properties of The Light Brigade.