06Apr

The Misnomer of Future Proofing

Whenever I hear the expression ‘future proofing’ I shudder with distaste for term. It’s really about innovation, adaptability and influencing. Not becoming immune to or sheltered from the future. Here’s my take on it: You can’t ‘future proof’. The future’s going to happen anyway, mostly beyond your control. If you think you can predict the read more

01Dec

Leading into the Unknown

People ask their leaders for certainty, even when the evidence is that certainty is a rarity. Think of the experts who predicted that Trump couldn’t win. It is likely that most of our predictions will be wrong in some way, sometimes significantly. How then can we as leaders move forward into an unknown, unreliable future, read more

24Mar

A Dangerous Lack of Courage in Leadership

A prerequisite of effective leadership is the presence of courage. In this VUCA world (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) we are witnessing the presence of fear in many of our leaders across the board – fleeing, fighting or frozen. The symptoms are: Much talk, little action – ineffective meetings that lead nowhere. Confused understanding and read more

05Jan

Dealing with VUCA

Coined by the military and studied by Bob Johansen and many others, we are all experiencing VUCA right now – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Thanks to Bob Johansen and others we know that the way through these conditions are with a countering VUCA – vision to settle the volatility; understanding to comprehend the uncertainty, read more