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. 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. The post Letting Go of Uncertainty appeared first on Lead Change.

Certain Uncertainties

Lead Change Blog

A few thoughts about uncertainty … People talk a lot these days about uncertainty with regard to our shared economic, political, cultural, and personal futures. Uncertainty within our memories of times past is often absent or downplayed. “Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.” They did not seem unnecessarily deterred by their own personal history of upheaval, change, and uncertainty. Self Leadership Leadership Philosophy

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How To Lead In Uncertainty

CO2

In the last few months, the world has been learning devastating lessons from uncertainty. The Cliff of Uncertainty. As coaches and leadership development experts, we rely both on proven models and years of experience in operating businesses.

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. The Leadership Gap.

Getting Past Murky Uncertainty

Leading in Context

This complexity and uncertainty combine to create a "murky uncertainty" that may keep people from giving us their best, most ethical performance. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics ethical leadership ethics what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Workplace issues are complex and opinions vary about the right thing to do in challenging situations.

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

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

Great Leadership By Dan

There have been great examples of leadership in our multiple crises of the moment. Crisis leadership is a crucible and it’s natural for us to be inspired by what it can produce. Gates, Dorsey and Musk are like brainy action figures of leadership. Guest post by Randall P.

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. Poor leadership can lead to disaster and has sunk more than a few companies and governments alike.” Leading through uncertainty means leading with the truth. Great leadership begins with us. “I

Leadership Caffeine™—Learn to Love Uncertainty

Management Excellence

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7 Ways to Find Your Highest Point of Clarity during Uncertainty

Leadership Freak

A Leadership Freak reader asked me to explain, “Go with your highest point of clarity.” Uncertainty invites anxiety, second-guessing, rethinking, and delay. Decisions always include multiple options and uncertainty.

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.

Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. But innovation creates uncertainty. 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. Our fear of uncertainty can cause us to reject new ideas just because they are new. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas

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.

Uncertainty Leadership

CO2

by Gary Cohen Uncertainty Leadership. Uncertainty leadership refers to what leaders do in the face of uncertainty. Leaders should try to remember GPSing, the acronym I coined when writing Just Ask Leadership. The post Uncertainty Leadership appeared first on | Elements of Leadership Blog. In such situations, two in three leaders fail to first ask, “What is the goal?”.

Five Rules for Leading Through Uncertainty

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs General Leadership ambiguity leadership sequestration uncertaintyA lot of my clients work in Washington, DC. They’re either executives in Federal agencies or executives in companies that do a lot of business with Federal agencies. Right now, they’re all talking about sequestration – that wonderful process in which Congress mandates across the board budget cuts without any guidance about how to implement those cuts. Click headline to continue.

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.

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.

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 ?

Jumping the Uncertainty Gap

LDRLB

Part of this is assessing levels of uncertainty. The other part is making decisions that can give you the best chance of succeeding despite uncertainty. He reduced uncertainty for his employees and partners by making a firm decision. Uncertainty can only be reduced by committed decisions and actions. You can’t wait for uncertainty to disappear but you can choose to create certainty of purpose and direction. People think differently about risk and 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. [.].

3 Leadership Lessons: Embrace Uncertainty in Times of Crisis

Experience to Lead

How are you embracing the uncertainty? The post 3 Leadership Lessons: Embrace Uncertainty in Times of Crisis appeared first on Experience to Lead. Experiential Learning Leadership LessonsThe multiple and varied crises of 2020 have caught most, if not all, of us off guard.

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.

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. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life ambiguous complexity and ambiguity leaders Source uncertainty volatility

Enduring Uncertainty

Great Leadership By Dan

The characteristic of all leadership in the 21st century is now the speed at which it needs to respond to crises as well as doing their day job. That’s the essence of leadership – who you are. Three things always hamper any talk of leadership. First, it’s unusual to sit and discuss leadership because everyone is now so busy. Secondly, it starts from an ego-centric idea that any discussion of leadership focuses on the leader and never the -ship.

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

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. Culture Education Leadership StrategyYuna Hur & Elaine Cheung - Versions of a Retail Pop-Up, Spring 2018. I’m honored to host a blog by one of my amazing mentees, Yuna Hur ‘18. Last year, as a senior, it was time to push academic limits 1 last time before graduating.

In 100 Words: Agility and Embracing Uncertainty

QAspire

Sketch Notes career growth Leadership learning Seth Godin successWe are comfortable with what is predictable. This impacts our choices because we want to maximize the chances of success. Then, once in a while, we are thrown into situations where we have no control. It compels us to carve a way out and create a map as we go. We learn the most here. The key to success in VUCA world is to embrace the uncertain without waiting to be thrown into it.

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

Soft Skills for Handling Change and Uncertainty Effectively

Strategy Driven

Leadership. If you’re serious about the concept of being able to get through change in a healthy and productive way, then you should strive to hone your leadership abilities. Change Management business management Change Leadership Coronavirus Covid19 strategydriven

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

LDRLB

Most leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty. Big visions, carefully crafted strategies, and detailed plans are signs of great leadership. 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. But early on, CEO Scott Cook and his leadership team kept hearing that small businesses were using the product.

Leaders Stand in the Gap of Uncertainty to Help Others Across

Let's Grow Leaders

Many people aspire to leadership positions because of the big bonuses, nice clothes and public accolades. I am convinced that every success and failure begins and ends with leadership. Widespread uncertainty marks a failure of leadership. Management activities are quite useful, but should never be confused for leadership – and they often are.

Leadership Caffeine—Uncertainty…Get Over It

Management Excellence

Frankly, this is a remarkable time to be in business and to be serving in a leadership role. Here are 3 key pitfalls to avoid and 5 key skills that leaders must cultivate to succeed in this ever-changing world: Career Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change A New Model of Leadership Embracing Ambiguity The Leadership Blender

Leadership Caffeine—Surviving and Thriving Under Uncertainty

Management Excellence

Crisis Leadership Leadership Leadership Caffeine Performance Strategy Competing and Winning Fear and Change Leading Change We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty

Coaching Tip

Responses identified interpersonal and communication skills such as influence, listening, and empathy as key coaching topics across all levels of leadership. . 9) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. 10) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. Can''t Get Enough Leadership. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide. What are your unique leadership strengths?

Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game

Leading Blog

E LEVATING your leadership game is a mindset. In Peak Leadership Fitness , author Timothy Tobin writes, “A leadership mindset is essentially the belief in yourself and your abilities as a leader. Leadership is an extreme test of performance, stamina, and endurance.

Weekly Roundup: How Leaders Can Honor Juneteenth & Beyond, Building Diverse Teams, Leading Through Crisis & Uncertainty

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best leadership and communication blog posts I've seen recently.

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

Engaging Leader

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. Maybe you’ve tried […] 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?

Leadership Accountability

Great Leadership By Dan

No truer words have ever been spoken and now in a world gripped by a global pandemic, all leaders will need to be stronger than they have ever been to lead us through the uncertainty and ambiguity we all face. I believe that the way forward is to focus on leadership accountability.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Far From Home

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. He’s trying to figure out his […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Far From Home appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Jackson Scarlett Johansson solutions Spider-Man Spider-Man: Far From Home step up Tom Holland tribute trust uncertainty who you are ZendayaTom Holland returns to the fun role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Leadership is Language

Leading Blog

And we find that the leadership approaches and the language used aligned itself with that goal. It is this need that David Marquet thoroughly discusses in Leadership Is Language. This is the subject of Leadership Is Language.

How To Lead In The Midst Of Urgent, Rapid Change And Strain

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well leadership leading through change leading through crisis leading through uncertainty management