Letting Go of Uncertainty

Lead Change Blog

That’s a long time to live with the uncertainty of not knowing. Our brains perceive uncertainty as a threat. We develop fixed habits, adopt strong views, and create absolute truths. For me, both the pandemic and a medical condition were kicking me in the pants, urging me to let go of certainty and embrace the tension of uncertainty. The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty.” MacGinitie, The Power of Uncertainty.

How To Lead In Uncertainty

CO2

In the last few months, the world has been learning devastating lessons from uncertainty. The Cliff of Uncertainty. He developed Cynefin while at IBM to help decision-makers better understand how to behave based on their assessment of the organization’s environment.

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How to Look Forward with Confidence in Uncertainty

Lead from Within

I find that it’s especially helpful in times of struggle, difficulty and uncertainty—which makes it perfect for the world today. Everything can be taken from us, including all our freedoms, and in times of uncertainty it’s easy to feel that we have no options.

7 Advantages of Uncertainty That Leaders Maximize Everyday

Leadership Freak

You wouldn’t choose uncertainty, but the Rolling Stones were right. Successful leaders find advantage in uncertainty. 7 advantages of uncertainty: #1. Develops character. Uncertainty is opportunity… Continue reading → Decisions Leading Vision decisive action incremental progressYou can’t always get what you want.

How to Navigate Ambiguity and Uncertainty

Leadership Freak

Uncertainty finds comfort in nostalgia. Those who run from ambiguity and uncertainty are bound to repeat the past. Uncertainty and humility: The higher you go in organizational life, the lower your tolerance for… Continue reading → compassion Humility arrogance Leadership Development organizational success

Radical Uncertainty: Why Your Projects Fall Flat and What to Do About It

Leading Blog

That’s until I picked up the book Radical Uncertainty , a guide to improving your decision-making beyond numbers. When projects deal with human behavior, it always results in radical uncertainty. Speculation as Fact: The models do not take into account uncertainty.

Leading Through Uncertainty

Leading Blog

In times of great uncertainty, we must be leaders. In Leading Through Uncertainty , Ray Davis writes, “Effective leadership is motivating, and it can and should be the energy that propels a company through inevitable waves of change. Leading through uncertainty means leading with the truth. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas.

5 Ways to Face Uncertainty with Confidence

Leadership Freak

Responding to uncertainty establishes trajectory, impacts potential, and determines quality of life. Uncertainty is the spotlight of leadership. The dark side of uncertainty: Intolerance and quick tempers. Things… Continue reading → Leading Stress courageous leaders Leadership DevelopmentLost perspective and poor judgments.

How Uncertainty Works

Leadership Freak

** Uncertainty invites participation. Communication Influence Leading Listening Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher best game finding solutions Innovation Leadership Leadership Development negative impact Organizational Development Questions uncertainty factor vigorous participationExploring ideas, finding solutions, and innovation demand vigorous participation from all players. The best teams win when players bring their best.

August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. A Lot of Uncertainty, Survey Finds. A Lot of Uncertainty, Survey Finds. Development. The post August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival appeared first on Lead Change.

Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. But innovation creates uncertainty. The irony is that while we say we like innovation we develop a deep bias against it. In other words, our aversion to uncertainty means we find it difficult to even recognize a creative idea when we see it, focused as we are on removing the risky, uncomfortable strain on the status quo. Innovation creates uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We want innovation. We like creativity. It’s engaging.

June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Our ability to adapt and learn through this time of uncertainty will determine how strong and healthy we are when the crisis ends. Development. Marcella considers: “ Now is the time to develop the Culture!

The Call of “Not Knowing”– How Uncertainty is Still the Test of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Well-developed leaders are piqued by “not knowing” and motivated by the challenge to find out. Not knowing we’d be where we ended up six months later, I wrote a new chapter to Relax, It’s Only Uncertainty in September thinking it was time to re-release the title, after 19 years.

Sick and tired of dealing with uncertainty?

Lead Change Blog

Uncertainty. I wouldn’t say I had a fear of uncertainty. My first hard lesson of adulthood, i.e. expect one uncertainty after another. Challenge uncertainty with anticipation and planning. After surviving the cut I knew I didn’t want to feel that type of uncertainty again. There are many examples, large and small, that bring uncertainty front and center. Another aspect for managing uncertainty is the ability to do what I call self-soothing.

July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Uncertainty abounds, sensitivities are heightened, virtual meetings are ubiquitous, and the opportunities for miscommunication are multiplied. Development.

May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Development. Thomas Stone of i4cp shared Coronavirus is Forcing Changes to Leadership Development and Succession Planning. This is also an opportunity to develop a caring culture at work.”

April 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog shared How to lead Thoughtfully in these times of fear and uncertainty. Development. The post April 2020 Leadership Development Carnival appeared first on Lead Change.

Decision Making and Planning Within Complexity and Uncertainty

Mike Cardus

And while the complexity of uncertainty and the unknown, unknowables is increasing, your organization and leadership team will be pressured to makes sense of the challenges and develop some planning steps to make things better. It’s getting weird out there.

The Wisdom of Uncertainty

Lead from Within

Alan Watts, the British-born philosopher, has pointed out the sense, which we all seem to share, that we live in a time of unusual uncertainty. Faced with uncertainty, we naturally strive to take control. Control is an illusion and uncertainty is the reality. The root of our lives is about resisting uncertainty, reaching for a safety zone, but uncertainty is a constant in life and in leadership. So how do we handle uncertainty ?

13 Power Tips for Leading Through Uncertainty

Leadership Freak

13 Power Tips for Leading through Uncertainty: Pull with – not against, higher ups. Fear Leading Meetings and agendas Optimism Power Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development organizational success quotesIt’s certain that we live in uncertain times. Grab the rope and pull, even if you disagree. Everyone who pulls in their own direction dilutes potential success. If you can’t pull with, jump ship, now. Aim to make a positive difference. [.].

July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Development. Julie Winkle Giulioni contributed The Multiple Intelligences Required to Facilitate Career Development Today. The post July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival appeared first on Lead Change.

How Uncertainty Works

Leadership Freak

** Uncertainty invites participation. Communication Influence Leading Listening Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher best game finding solutions Innovation Leadership Leadership Development negative impact Organizational Development Questions uncertainty factor vigorous participationExploring ideas, finding solutions, and innovation demand vigorous participation from all players. The best teams win when players bring their best.

What Happens if You Try Taking Risk & Dealing With Uncertainty?

Mills Scofield

This has been one of the best decisions throughout my time at Brown because it gave me permission and room to be okay with uncertainty, be okay with taking risks, and be okay with using my imagination. Developing these personas and then the different variations of the start-up’s pop-up store served as a reminder to know and expand intentional awareness to context-specific situations. Yuna Hur & Elaine Cheung - Versions of a Retail Pop-Up, Spring 2018.

How much do you invest in leadership development?

Lead Change Blog

I believe there are four main reasons for that uncertainty: Businesses at large still lack a practical definition of the term ‘leader’, and how it ought to be applied organisationally; Companies, mainly, adopt a ‘ command and control ’ culture, rather than a focus on capabilities; and, Businesses persist with a ‘sheep dip’ mentality, where staff are cycled through a ‘training programme’ and then expected to transform organisations overnight.

Two Leadership Essentials in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] It has almost become cliché to say that we are living in times of uncertainty. Leadership Development Change Leadership perspective teamOur global economic situation is unstable and highly complex, weather has become more extreme and the speed of change leaves many of us breathless. Read the complete article on instigator Wendy Appel’s blog. Photo (c) David Templeton-2007.

How to Move Through Uncertainty to Opportunity

Leadership Freak

Leadership is rich with uncertainty. Turbulent times, regulations and compliance, technology, politics, people, and global markets enflame uncertainty. Author Book Notes Change Courage Decisions Influence Interview Leading Managing Marks of leaders decision making models ineffective leaders Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational stability standard operating procedures turbulent times

How can you be clear about uncertainty?

Coaching Tip

To create a clear vision for an unclear future is what effective leaders do in a world marked with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In each case, the complex conditions of the world create the practice, which support these habits of mind that you''ll develop as you read the book. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

March 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Cory Rieken of the Development Dimensions International (DDI) contributed What Happens When Leaders Fail to Use Key Principles? Cory shares, “A leader’s lack of empathy and ongoing performance conversations can lead to confusion and uncertainty among employees about where they stand. Leadership Development Leadership Management

August 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. He points out how critical this is in light of an increasingly VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) business environment. She describes how leaders can become “career agents” and why that can make a difference in evaluating, developing, and growing people within your organization. Leadership Development Leadership development carnival

Uncertainty Will Freeze You in Place if You Let It

Leading Blog

Jonathan Fields writes, in Uncertainty : “The more you’re able to tolerate ambiguity and lean into the unknown, the more likely you’ll be to dance with it long enough to come up with better solutions, ideas and creations.” The problem is that most of us, to one degree or another react so strongly to ambiguity or uncertainty, that it becomes a limiting factor in our lives and stops us from acting in the face of it. Creating value involves varying degrees of uncertainty.

Adaptability: The Art of Winning In An Age of Uncertainty

Leading Blog

In times of great uncertainty, we need the knowledge creators, the radical and the rebels. Sometimes that's called self-centeredness. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Max McKown accurately argues in Unshrink that our beliefs have shrunk us. They have limited our responses. And it profoundly affects our ability to adapt. Adaptability is a book about how people adapt. It is about how to win more often. “In

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

LDRLB

Most leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty. Creating game changers – whether products, services, or new business models – requires leaders to live with uncertainty, embrace ambiguity, and respond to both good and bad surprises along the way. Some companies and leaders have experienced the inherent value of uncertainty and surprise, and actually use it to out-innovate the competition: Intuit’s flagship product was Quicken, the leading software program for managing home finances.

Develop a “Probabilistic” Approach to Managing Uncertainty

Harvard Business

Instead of trying to be right, be less wrong. Forecasting Data Decision making Digital Article

March 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Cory Rieken of the Development Dimensions International (DDI) contributed What Happens When Leaders Fail to Use Key Principles? Cory shares, “A leader’s lack of empathy and ongoing performance conversations can lead to confusion and uncertainty among employees about where they stand. Leadership Development Leadership Management

Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty

Coaching Tip

9) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. 10) Mentoring, developing internal talent, succession. 7) Mentoring, developing internal talent, succession. 10) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. Coaches reflect this in their survey feedback, listing “ clarifying purpose ” and “ articulating meaning ,” as well as “ creating and communicating vision ,” as top coaching needs for leaders in times of volatility and uncertainty.

Beyond Uncertainty

Women in the LEAD

» Beyond Uncertainty   More so than ever before in the last fifty years, uncertainty is a part of everyday life.     By understanding our purpose and ourselves, we can be confident in the face of the world’s uncertainty.   So, ask yourself where your greatest bout of uncertainty lies.

How to Become a Successful Property Developer

Strategy Driven

Property development is an exciting way to start your business. Thanks to popular TV shows, developing property is often seen as a get-rich-quick scheme. But the good news is that starting a property development business can be relatively exciting. Develop a Plan.

096: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization: Leadership in the Age of Uncertainty | with Jeff Dyer

Engaging Leader

It presents a method for leveraging a set of tools emerging from lean start-up, design thinking, and agile software development. Have you or your team ever come up with a big idea that you thought would be very cool, but didn’t take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Perhaps it was an idea for a new product or service, or a process change to solve a complex problem.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! For this month’s edition, I asked an all-star cadre of leadership development bloggers, authors, and consultants to submit an answer to the following question: “We all know that individual development plans (IDPs) need to be tailored for each leader. Julie Winkle Giulioni , from juliewinklegiulioni.com , says “Today''s most critical leadership competency is talent development.

5 Ways to Use Employee Training and Development to Motivate Staff

Lead Change Blog

Therefore, offering training and development options that make your staff members feel seen, heard, and valued is essential. Here are some things you can do to use training and development opportunities to motivate your staff. . Then, it needs to create a clear structure that shows how the employees’ development plays into the entire mechanism. Employee development helps to ensure that everyone is on board with your practices and procedures.

Creating Purposeful Leadership Development Training Programs

The Regis Company

There are many shiny objects available to corporate development training companies to infuse their programs with from a wide array of technologies (i.e.: Even as an executive leadership development company, our team found ourselves falling into the same captivating trap of infusing these enticing tools in our programs wrapped in the comfort that these tried and true principles were the backbone of traditional design.

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

A 2015 PwC study of 6,000 senior executives , conducted using a research methodology developed by David Rooke of Harthill Consulting and William Torbert of Boston University, revealed just how pervasive this shortfall is: Only 8 percent of the respondents turned out to be strategic leaders, or those effective at leading transformations. Create multiple paths for raising and testing ideas Developing and presenting ideas is a key skill for strategic leaders.

When the Passing Storm Fades, What Next?

Lead Change Blog

Turn uncertainty into action—feel the risk and take action anyway. Professional Development action plans forward thinking future managing uncertainty opportunities strategic planningI currently have three types of clients. There are those who have hunkered down, waiting for the new normal to arrive. Some are muddling along, trying to keep some cash-flow going. Then, there are a few who have stabilised their business.