5 Keys to leading in disruption & uncertainty - Non-binary problem solving

Every day we are met with binary decisions. Binary is either on or off. Either yes or no. · Light on or light off? · Go for a run or have a lay-in? · Chocolate bar or piece of fruit? In work we often face binary choices. Expand or not. Run this campaign or not. Binary choices are great for simple issues and in certain times. However, when life is complex, the binary approach is not always the best solution. This is the fifth of our blog series on 5 keys for leading in disruption and uncertainty. How to lead at a time when the organisation has not been in this place before requires these 5 things · Visibility · Authenticity · Storyteller · Prioritise · Non-binary problem solving Last week we

5 Keys to leading in disruption & uncertainty - Prioritise

It was December 2004. I had been asked by a local education authority to temporarily lead a school whose headteacher had left quickly and I had been asked to ‘maintain progress’. I had gone into the school before my official start and I started looking at paperwork. I sat there in the office with the paperwork laid out before me. I sat back in my chair and placed my head in my hands. ‘Where do I start?’ Everything needed doing. In moments like these, in times of uncertainty, you can’t do it all. You have to prioritise and let everyone know what the focus will be. This is the fourth of our blog series on 5 keys for leading in disruption and uncertainty. How to lead at a time when the organisa

5 Keys to leading in disruption & uncertainty – Storyteller

CRO One of our key roles as a leader is to be the CRO – Chief Reminding Officer. As leader, we are the custodians of the purpose of the organisation. If it is to remain alive and healthy, then people need reminding of it every day. Uncertain and challenging times call for this even more so. This is the third of our blog series on 5 keys for leading in disruption and uncertainty. How to lead at a time when the organisation has not been in this place before requires these 5 things · Visibility · Authenticity · Storyteller · Prioritise · Non-binary problem solving Last week we looked at Authenticity. This week, we examine the importance of being a storyteller. Why Story? Maybe your first questi

5 Keys to leading in disruption - Authenticity

Safe & Secure place. Safe & Secure person. When the rains come, where to people look for shelter? When the storm gales hit, where do people look for shelter? When fires rage, where to people look for shelter? When there are uncertain times, who do people look for? In each of these, people look for safety. They look for a place that they know will be safe and secure. A place they know will remain resolute to whatever might be thrown at it. When it comes to leading people in uncertain or disruptive times, authentic leadership is key to providing that place of safety. This is the second of our blog series on 5 keys for leading in disruption and uncertainty. How to lead at a time when the organi

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