Safely Uncertain

– Me with Myself Fear inhibits learning. Research in neuroscience shows that fear consumes physiologic resources, diverting them from parts of the brain that manage working memory and process new information. This impairs analytic thinking, creative insight and problem solving – Amy Edmonson – The Fearless Organisation 2019 Over the last decade we’ve had the privilege to work with leaders in many highly regulated and high-risk environments. We’ve worked with police, private prisons and the NHS where there is high risk and high scrutiny, the challenge of working with vulnerable individuals and at the same time increasing demand and reducing resource.
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The perfect storm – Unsafe Uncertainty

“Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of future threat,” DSM-5th Edition. Not only do we feel unsafe as our limbic system reacts to the real threat posed by COVID19, we are also dealing with the anxiety triggered by our emotional response to uncertainty and change. We worry about family and friends, our finances, social isolation, loss of freedom and control (and of course reduced availability of soft toilet paper!) From our perspective we are experiencing unsafe uncertainty. For those actively involved in the crisis it is less a question of building resilience, rather of responding to trauma. There
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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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Programmes

    1:1 Coaching  Coaching Programme     Critical Incident Management  Sample Programme Overview     Conscious Leaders Programme Overview     Getting to the Truth – Investigative Interviewing Sample Programme Overview     Leading in the New Norm Overview     Leading through Change Overview     Leading with Safe Uncertainty  3 Hour Taster     Leading with Safe Uncertainty 1 Day Programme     Living & Leading Mindfully Overview     SME Toolkit SME Master Classes     Your Future – Career Direction Overview    
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Our perspective on…

Leadership Leading with Safe Uncertainty – Briefing Paper Leading with Safe Uncertainty – Link to Moonstone Associates YouTube Channel   Systems Designing an Organisation – Managed Process or Iterative Development Ethics Ethical Governance Ethos & Spirit – The Golden Thread Trust Culture Culture Change in High Risk Environments
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