Leadership

Leading Through Uncertainty
Mar24

Leading Through Uncertainty

People crave certainty. Certainty creates confidence and reduces stress. We model the future, project it based on past experiences, and make educated predictions. As for seeing the future, such ability to anticipate with certainty is the thing of science fiction movies. Like it or not, some level of uncertainty is a passenger on any voyage. Instead of hoping for certainty, frame the future as a range, from predictable to chaotic. It...

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Leadership Coherence
Mar13

Leadership Coherence

Much of management today emphasizes consistency and predictability.  Mottos like, “consistency is key” sprouted into existence as machines and processes were expected to produce steady and stable results.  In Yellowstone National Park, people flock to Old Faithful Geyser.  It’s predictable.  And people like it. One hundred years ago, the three largest business sectors in America (by asset value) were steel, oil & gas, and mining. ...

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