Monthly Archives July 2020

Leading with Safe Uncertainty®

Our own ‘oxygen mask’ If we are not in good shape ourselves, how do we expect to give of our best to others?  Research indicates that the building blocks of resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-concept are rooted, respectively in – the somatic nervous system, the autonomic nervous system and the central nervous system. We need to consider own needs – our own ‘oxygen mask’ so that we can best support our colleagues and teams. The key components for our well-being seem to be : Having a Sense of Purpose Our ability to see meaning in our work is one of the first things to suffer in
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Safely Uncertain

– The journey starts here “The fearless organisation is one in which interpersonal fear is minimised so that the team and organisational performance can be maximised ….It is not one devoid of anxiety about the future” – Amy Edmonson, The Fearless Organisation 2019 Last week I turned off the Apple news feed on my phone. No longer did I have the opportunity to feel both enraged at the narcissistic rants of certain world leaders or outraged at the lack of PPE for frontline NHS staff. As a parent of two daughters, one isolated in London on furlough from a charity and
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Leading with Safe Uncertainty®

Safely Uncertain – it’s all in the mind! Antifragility – Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Nassim Taleb (2012) Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resist shocks and stay the same; according to Taleb, the antifragile get better. How would it be if leaders could adopt an antifragile mindset that thrives in an environment of complexity and ambiguity? An approach that helps individuals and teams both accept and leverage ongoing change and uncertainty? The concept of safe uncertainty was originally developed by Barry Mason working in the field
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