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.

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.

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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.

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. Poor leadership can lead to disaster and has sunk more than a few companies and governments alike.”

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. Lost perspective and poor judgments. Things… Continue reading → Leading Stress courageous leaders Leadership Development

Uncertainty Leadership

CO2

by Gary Cohen Uncertainty Leadership. Uncertainty leadership refers to what leaders do in the face of uncertainty. The post Uncertainty Leadership appeared first on | Elements of Leadership Blog.

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. 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

Manage The Uncertainty Of Decision-Making

Michael VanBruaene

Decision-making always has uncertainty and risk. Decision-making uncertainty can be managed and minimized when we structure a process that at a minimum states our decision making objective and the criteria we will use to make the decision. To manage and reduce decision-making uncertainty and risk consider using these guidelines as appropriate for decision. There is never complete certainty that we’ve made a good decision.

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.

Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty

Coaching Tip

9) Working with uncertainty and ambiguity, decision skills. 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.

Leaders Stand in the Gap of Uncertainty to Help Others Across

Let's Grow Leaders

Widespread uncertainty marks a failure of leadership. Their organizations will thrive and appreciate their willingness to stand in the gap of uncertainty to help others across.

13 Power Tips for Leading Through Uncertainty

Leadership Freak

13 Power Tips for Leading through Uncertainty: Pull with – not against, higher ups. It’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. [.]. Fear Leading Meetings and agendas Optimism Power Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development organizational success quotes

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. By Linda Fisher Thornton Workplace issues are complex and opinions vary about the right thing to do in challenging situations. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics ethical leadership ethics what is ethical leadership

Leading Through Uncertainty; Do You Have What it Takes? | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS Leading Through Uncertainty; Do You Have What it Takes? He told the group to embrace uncertainty. Think about how you handle uncertainty in your own life.

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.

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.

Leadership Caffeine—Surviving and Thriving Under Uncertainty

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Working with Uncertainty

LeadStrategic

In this post, I look at uncertainty avoidance. We have been exploring the ways that cultures differ from one another. Understanding these differences and knowing how to work with them is a key skill for any leader working in a cross-cultural environment.

Leading Through Change: Leadership Tactics in Times of Uncertainty

Management 4-1-1

One hardly has to look-up to realize we live in a world of change, complexity and uncertainty. Even at the corporate level, companies are having to maneuver through uncertain economic times, which can result in organizational changes, layoffs, as well as mergers & acquisitions. With all of this change, what’s a leader to do? Being

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become a top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it's important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it's critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. Tough times require tough decisions. Where to start? Begin by doing a SWOT analysis.

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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 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.

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. The risks, fears of change, possibilities of disruption or the realities of creative destruction and non-destructive creation are all facts of our business lives and they create a remarkable backdrop for us to create…to innovate. But first, we''ve got to fight our natural tendencies when determining how to act in this environment.

Overcoming Short-Termism: Understanding Cognitive Biases In Times Of Uncertainty

What Do You Want From Them

John Hagel, co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation , shares incredible insights on his blog about the world we live in and our natural responses to times of high uncertainty. This is a positive message and an important one. Management processes may be broken and must be re-invented, our economy is struggling and long-term value creation has taken a backseat, but we can turn these pressures into opportunities.

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.

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.

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become the top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it''s important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it''s critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. Tough times require tough decisions. How to start? Begin by doing a SWOT Analysis.

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How to make the most of uncertainty

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries 20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World Advanta Best Buy Biomet CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology Harvard Business School Press How to make the most of uncertainty Hugh Courtney M. Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, and written by Hugh Courtney.

Mini Saga #102 – Uncertainty

Rajesh Setty

Dealing with uncertainty may be hard but that’s nothing compared to living with total certainty. Mini Saga #102 – Uncertainty. Unlike his old job, his new job had more predictability and less uncertainty.

5 Actions That Help Create Stability in the Midst of Uncertainty

You're Not the Boss of Me

Of course it wasn’t the only thing they did to help sustain the people but it served as a vote of confidence in the spirit and capability of the British people to stay the course and overcome the hardship, terror and uncertainty that war had foisted upon them.

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. Image source Ineffective leaders require certainty before they act, I am certain. On the other hand, successful leaders make decisions where outcomes are uncertain. Additionally, complex challenges have more than one solution. A surprising juxtaposition: “Trustworthy leaders [.].

The Drucker Difference: Complaining about uncertainty? Get over it

First Friday Book Synopsis

I agree with Peter Drucker that no business, regardless of what the federal government does, can expect much control over the major forces shaping the world. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine “The Drucker Difference” series. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and [.].

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. Our 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. Leadership Development Change Leadership perspective team

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The Cycle of Uncertainty and Three Steps to Break Out of It

Change Starts Here

The path we follow to get to the point where we avoid the certainty we wish we had goes something like this: In the face of uncertainty, we react to events by filling in the gaps in our understanding with the worst-case scenario. Staying in the dark only perpetuates the uncertainty.

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. Although uncertainty is accelerating, it isn’t affecting all industries the same way. How much uncertainty does your industry you face?

Using SWOT During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Six Disciplines

During times of economic uncertainty, strategy refinement and execution need to become the top priority for business leaders. BOTTOMLINE: While it''s important to regularly conduct a SWOT analysis on your business, it''s critical to revisit SWOT during times of economic uncertainty. Tough times require tough decisions. How to start? Begin by doing a SWOT Analysis.

Understanding The Power Of Our Words

Tanveer Naseer

In the end, our division was untouched by the merger, but thanks to our president’s lack of words to assure and support his employees through this period of uncertainty, our firm ended up losing valuable people who were vital to the organization’s future growth and prosperity.

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Decision Making & Uncertainty of Work. How you Handle it is What Makes you Money.

Create Learning

Decision Making has to do with human uncertainty. Uncertainty is inherit in human work, the feeling of doubt about the decision made, closing your eyes and losing sleep as you agonize over your decisions.

A Leader in Time of Crisis, Uncertainty or Change

Ron Edmondson

In times of uncertainty. The post A Leader in Time of Crisis, Uncertainty or Change appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Don’t Quit Planning During Times of Uncertainty or Rapid Change. Dealing with the Uncertainty of Life.

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How To Simplify The Way We Work

Tanveer Naseer

And that’s why addressing this question next helps to address that uncertainty because now we’re able to qualify why certain measures are being kept in place while others are being tossed aside.

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